• Dalbello

    Lupo 130 C

    $950.00

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    Manufacturer's Description

    The Dalbello Lupo 130 C is a one-boot-quiver for big mountain cabrio fanatics who also like to tour. The all-new Lupo 130 C’s redesigned hike mode and removable tongue drastically increase the boot’s range of motion to an impressive 67 degrees, and at 1920 grams (or 1640 without the tongue), the boot is also significantly lighter than Dalbello predecessors. To my surprise, these changes didn’t affect the boot’s skiability at all; the Lupo 130 C has the same progressive flex, excellent heel retention, and modern upright stance that I love about the Dalbello KR series.

    This boot is backcountry-capable, but having to remove the tongues and carry them around with you on the skin track, and then replace them to ski, is just a pain in the ass. Also, the 130 C’s new liner is a huge step back in terms of warmth and comfort from the Intuition option that Dalbello customers have become used to. Despite its limited shortcomings, the Lupo 130 C truly achieves the “Krypton with a hike mode” vision that its loyal customers have been dreaming of over the past decade.
    —Alex Buecking

    Guide-type

    Hardgoods

    Brand Name

    Dalbello

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    Skiers Choice

    No

    Flex

    130

    Last

    98

    Guide-year

    2018

    Product-collection

    The Best Ski Boots with a Walk Mode

    Product-type

    ski boots

  • Dalbello

    Lupo AX 110 W

    $950.00

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    Manufacturer's Description

    Touring boots can sometimes ski like, well, touring boots. Which is exactly why we were excited to find the inbounds-like performance of the Dalbello Lupo AX 110 W in out-of-bounds territory. The cabrio design delivers versatility with a fully removable polyamide tongue for unrestricted uphill travel, plus a noticeable dynamic rebound that brought them to life on the downhill.

    Constructed of IRFAN, a lighter and updated version of polyurethane, the Lupo AX shores up fit with three buckles and a power strap to help ensure energy isn’t lost in translation between foot and ski. Out of the box, the 100-millimeter last Lupo AX was comfortable on narrow-ish feet, and better for average-volume feet.

    No more accidentally slipping into walk mode: The ski/walk toggle only moves if you put enough forward pressure on the boot before flipping it. Worth considering: At 1640 grams, the Lupo AX 110 not a featherweight touring boot, but we’ll take that trade for the extra performance.
    —Crystal Sagan

    Guide-type

    Hardgoods

    Brand Name

    Dalbello

    Brand Website Click Here
    Skiers Choice

    No

    Flex

    110

    Last

    100

    Guide-year

    2018

    Product-collection

    The Best Ski Boots with a Walk Mode

    Product-type

    ski boots