Head Formula RS 120 Ski Boot 2021 – 2022 | Review

All-day comfort and high-performance is the name of the game with the Head Formula RS 120

Why we chose the Head Formula RS 120: High performance, comfort, fit

Flex: 130
Last: 98mm (at 26.5)
Forward Lean: 9 / 16°
Binding Compatibility: GripWalk alpine bindings
Price: €530 / £450 / $875 


Head have been around since the 1950’s, represented by athletes in the World Cup race circuit to the Freeride World Tour, they’re widely accepted as a leading snowsports manufacturer. It’s with this know-how Head have released the Formula series, new for this season.

“The Formula RS 120 offers high level piste performance in a boot you can wear day in, day out”

With the Formula RS 120, you’ll no longer have to compromise on either high performance or all day comfort. Derived from the Raptor WCR, the Formula RS pulls together technologies from the race performance Raptors with the comfort of the Nexo.

There is a range of boots in the Formula series, different flex options, 2 last options (the Formula has a 100mm last, while the RS is 98mm) and there is also a women’s version available, with different flex and last options too. The Formula RS 120 offers high level piste performance in a boot you can wear day in, day out. 

Head Formula RS 120 Build

The Formula RS 120 has a 98 mm last at 26.5, and an adjustable flex of 120 to 130. It’s made from a new PU material to help give a progressive flex and minimise vibrations for increased control. There are four micro-adjustable Spine-Flex low profile buckles and a 50mm Velcro strap for ultimate adjustability and performance. 

New cuff alignment capabilities allow exact adjustments in flex and feel and a race balance stance that forces skiers to be more centred. The outsole can also has a Grip Walk option for hassle-free snow scrambles (or walks to the pub).

Head Formula RS 130 Fit

The 12 mm extended toe box will be music to many skiers ears, with more comfort, warmer toes, better balance and increased power transmission – think of it like a more concise and confident feedback loop from your foot to the boot. The Formula RS 130 uses Head’s usual Form Fit and Perfect Fit for an all over mouldable boot.

The real custom fit magic lies with Head’s Liquid Fit liners. Using injection tubes and a paraffin-based gel to minimise heel lift and increase ankle support, the heel and ankle pocket have a perfectly precise fit. With sizes from 25 – 30.5 the 130 should cater for most men’s feet.

Who Is The Formula RS 120 For?

The Formula RS 120 takes advanced recreational skiers to the next level, for those who don’t want to compromise on performance, comfort or fit. A flex rating of 120/130 gives you a high performance boot which won’t destroy your feet.

The all-day comfort and Primaloft warmth means it’ll be a versatile boot for those skiers who are looking for something to use on a variety of terrain all holiday. We should also note the ease of taking the boot on and off, which will be a welcome change from the everyday workout of getting into the breeze block-like Raptors.

Marketed as an all mountain boot, the Formula RS 120 shines both in softer snow and piste skiing. Excellent edge power and rapid response, alongside all day comfort make this boot a daily driver. 

What Is The Head Formula RS 120 Good At?

Power: 8/10
Comfort: 8/10
Fit: 8/10

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