“What goes up must come down.” This inescapable reality is what makes our sport so great, and at times, so cruel. Because of this, manufacturers have been hard at work searching far and wide to find the perfect ratio of uphill efficiency to downhill performance. With the Quantum 110, Dalbello has seemingly found the answer. The generous 65° range of motion will make the 4-hour approach feel manageable while the supportive 110 flex will let you enjoy the fruits of your labor. Most of the boots within this category sport BOA/Velcro enclosure systems, but the Quantum 110 has two real buckles and added power strap which have the benefit of simplicity and added durability. And when the going gets too steep to skin, the dual-density Vibram sole will provide the traction you need to continue to confidently crawl upward on foot. The Dalbello Quantum 110 is the boot for skiers that dream of a balanced, versatile tool that performs well in just about every backcountry scenario.
- Extra Dual Link provides 65° range of motion.
- Dual-density Vibram sole provides grip during exciting bootpacks.
- Bonded Shell construction is light and stiff.
- Two dedicated buckles, plus a power strap for increased stiffness and power transfer.
- A full-length bootboard provides insulation against cold conditions.
|Weight (pair)||2656g [27.5]|
||Tech, Hybrid, ISO 9523|
||Polyamide composite throughout|
||IF Touring Sport|
||Vibram dual density rocker|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Everyday touring, free touring|
|Notes||Lightweight 2 buckle “beef” boot|
|Bottom Line||Light and durable boot that will drive bigger skis|
|Compare to other Touring Boots|
Questions & Reviews
The Quantum Free hits all those marks.
Very good range of motion, and lack of resistance in that range. Feels similar to Backlands from when I tried those on.
Since these have a full sole (ISO 9523), they are bit longer in the sole length than most comparable boots, this might make skinning or dry ground walking a bit less comfortable. But does offer full compatibility with all bindings.
Transitions are easy (with my upgraded powerstrap), cuff buckle flips from open to closed, but can stay on the same catch.
Instep buckle can be opened or left closed, personal preference, since there is no tongue, it does not affect range of motion.
Walk mode lever has a little spring loaded hook that locks the lever in place, no matter how hard you fall onto the back of the boot.
Hardwear seems solid, and replaceable if needed.
I skied my Wayback 106 inbounds for a few runs and had plenty forward and lateral support (for me).
Fit was on the short side lengthwise, other than that, nothing stood out to me about the fit.
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