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Dalbello Lupo Carbon Ti

A review of the Dalbello Lupo Carbon Ti in the 2017 POWDER Buyer's Guide

Details Details

Price: $1,100

Weight: 1,650g

Flex: 130

Last: 98mm

Intended Use: Hybrid

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The Lupo Carbon TI continues Dalbello's evolution of its three-piece cabrio shell design into a more touring-friendly package. With a lightweight Grilamid construction, carbon spine, and removable tongue, the newest Lupo makes longer day tours much easier than previous models. Backcountry skiers will appreciate the boot's easy stride with the much-improved walk mode that offers 67 degrees of rotation. Yet overall, it's still better as a downhill boot, providing that vintage Dalbello power and smooth energy transfer. The biggest drawback is the top buckle, which takes the place of a booster strap and hides under the pant gaiter. When disengaged while touring, it flops around in an unwieldy manner. —Matt Hansen