Dalbello Quantum Evo Touring Boots 2022 – 2023 | Review

The Dalbello Quantum Evo offers an unrivalled walk mode, all while fitting in the sub-1kg category and packing a decent level of performance

Why we chose the Dalbello Quantum Evo: Lightweight, efficient, innovative

Sizes: 24.5 – 30.5
Last: 99mm
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.

Any skier will agree, however, that a technically advanced boot is still pretty low down in the ski boot hierarchy if it’s not comfortable. Coming in at a 99mm last width, the Quantum Evo is among the medium-lasted boots on the market, meaning it’ll fit a wide range of foot shapes on sizes (and can take further customisation if necessary).

Pair this with Dalbello’s ID Touring Liner (that’s 100% customisable within 6-12 minutes of heat treatment) and you will be left with an extremely comfortable liner which provides immediate power transmission into the boot, and to the ski.

This boot is aimed at the skiers that want to crush vertical metres on long tours for the most part of the day, but also to crush flowing turns in the soft stuff on the way back down, without the hassle of fiddling between hike & ride modes in-between. This ski boot really is the full touring package, although they should maybe be left on the boot warmers if cruising local resort blues with the little ones.

What Is The Dalbello Quantum Evo Good At?

Versatility: 6/10
Uphill Performance: 9/10
Comfort: 8/10

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