Why we chose the Dalbello Quantum Evo: Lightweight, efficient, innovative
Sizes: 24.5 – 30.5
Range of Motion: 65 ̊
Buckle Configuration: Instep Buckle, Powerstrap
Weight (per boot): 999g (26.5)
The Quantum touring boot range sits among a quiver of boots, produced by Dalbello, which perform at an impressively high level of all categories of alpine skiing. Providing ski boots for all levels – from beginner to expert and from the slalom course to the biggest booters in the park, and even the steepest of freeride terrain – Dalbello have made a name for themselves by crafting some of the finest kicks in the industry.
“Made a name for themselves by crafting some of the finest kicks in the industry”
This year’s Quantum Evo Tour boot bridges the gap between the Quantum Lite and the Quantum Free by providing a max performance boot through the stiff (yet highly malleable) shell, refined heel hold and an improved fit closure system.
The Quantum Evo consists of a two-piece bonded shell (in contrast to many other touring boots out there). What a two-piece does, essentially, is greatly decrease the weight of the boot while maintaining a stiff flex pattern to transmit the skier’s power through to the ski.
Now of course, being a touring boot, we can’t overlook the mighty walkmode found on these boots. You’ve got a best in class 65 ̊ degrees of range of motion at the cuff, which comfortably supersedes the competition.
Two buckles – one around the instep and one versatile power strap – gives you the ability to easily switch between ski and walk mode, with just a flick of the ‘Quick Release’ switch on the medial side of the boot. The well-considered buckle and power strap arrangement will be untampered with as the foot can easily slide out of the otherwise snug fitting boot, through the use of only one nifty little lever.