Salomon MTN Lab 115 Ski Test Results 2016 Review

September 16, 2015
Salomon MTN Lab 115 Ski Test Results 2016
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
93
Responsiveness
8
Stability
8
Float
9
Firm Snow Survival
9
Forgiveness
10
Value
9

The Good

  • Easy to ski
  • Great agility and responsiveness
  • Super stable
  • Great float
  • Nice mix of edge hold and slarve-ability

The Bad

  • So maneuverable they can wander if you're not focused
  • They could get tossed around in the chop
  • Woven carbon construction leads to slightly hollow feel
THE VERDICT

Salomon's MTN Lab 115 was one of the funnest skis in a category focused on fun. Versatile, reliable, super stable and even able to arc on the groomed, this is a great pick for backcountry and lift-served powder.

FULL REVIEW

Designed by Salomon as a hybrid backcountry and lift-serve ski, the MTN Lab 115 is an extraordinarily versatile ski that earned one of the highest scores of any ski we tested last winter. Using Salomon’s new CFX Technology, a mix of carbon and fiber over a poplar wood core, it is lightweight, almost intuitively maneuverable, and multi-talented enough to slarve the deepest powder and even throw clean arcs on the hardpack as you’re heading back to the chair.

The only minor negatives were that a couple testers thought the lighter weight of the ski made it feel hollow, and resulted in it getting knocked around a little in heavier slop. It still garnered “Excellent” or “Favorite” status across the board. A sure pick for hitting the backcountry, and for powder days in-bounds, even when only six new inches fell. 

 


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