It's no secret that quality ski gear doesn’t come free. Therefore, it’s a welcome occurrence when manufacturers create a, “quiver killer,” or something that can fill multiple roles. When the ski boot whisperers at SCARPA decided to throw their hat into the ring, they knew they needed the guidance of an elite athlete who understood the intricacies of a piste performance boot. Thus started their relationship with Bode Miller, who is one of the most decorated ski racers in the world. The first child of their collaboration is the 4-Quattro. With its ability to be used in a GripWalk binding, stout 130 flex, and 4 buckle construction, the 4-Quattro fills this "quiver killer" role with poise. However, don’t be lulled into thinking the 4-Quattro is a downhill-oriented one-trick pony. It boasts an exceptional 61-degree range of motion and low weight for its class, meaning that even the longest of skin tracks won’t feel too laborious. From carving groomers, side-country laps, or big days in the backcountry, the 4-Quattro is ready for them all.
- Grilamid Bio and Pebax round out a hardy and more environmentally friendly construction.
- Presa sole works with GripWalk bindings further expanding the reach of this boot.
- 4PRO Flex XT liner is made by Intuition and heat moldable for a customized fit.
- Power straps are made by Booster strap, helping get maximum power transfer from the boot.
- Shell and cuff are plant-based, lessening the environmental impact of the boot.
|Weight (pair)||2960g 
||4 + Power Strap|
||Tech, Hybrid, GripWalk|
||15°, 17°, 19°|
||Grilamid Bio with Carbon Core, Pebax|
||4PRO Flex XT|
||Presa Ski-01/GripWalk Tour|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Inbounds and backcountry skiing|
|Notes||One of the lightest hybrid boots on the market|
|Bottom Line||A hard-charging "quiver of one" for resort and backcountry|
|Compare to other Freeride Boots|
Questions & Reviews
My question is - what do you think about pairing this boots with Cast Pivot and Elan Ripstick Tour 94?
I ski/tour mostly in the north east and European Alps and tend to do 50/50 resort/touring. After reading reviews and comments it seems that low volume of the boots will fit me well.
If a boot does not work for you, yes you can return unused.
This is the same weight. It walks BETTER. It skis like a resort boot. It's not upright!
As a guide, my favorite ever boot
The Quattro will be comparable or slightly better on the climbs than the Hawx, while the F1 will have much less friction and higher ROM.
It is 4 stars because of the gripwalk sole and elongated toe welt which does make it feel clunky when moving on hard surfaces when not skinning. It is also a coldish boot. And it also is one of the most painful boots that I've ever removed as far as the cuff usually separates and then ends up clamping directly on top of your Achilles tendon. These are all things I'm willing to live with.
Now where it is class leading five stars is downhill performance, weight and very friction-free ROM. This is the first four buckle boot that made me forget that I was skinning in a 4 buckle and made me feel like I was skinning in a one kilo boot of yesteryear. Except for the fact that I could drive skis aggressively through chop in these.
There are a couple of things that separate this boot from every other boot I've tried. A) It probably has the most aggressive forward lean settings that I'm aware of. B) It is extremely low volume, It honestly feels like a climbing shoe. And it is very low to the ground. These are not bad things but they definitely feel very different than any other boot than I've used. Surprisingly, despite being very low volume, they accommodate my fat foot quite well and with the exception of where the carbon reinforcement runs It punches extremely easily. The built-in booster strap is excellent and the buckles are less faffy than the zero g's version of wire buckles. I think too often that people pick boots based off of stats that don't actually fit them well obviously im guilty of this to some extent as well, however, after trying essentially every beef boot in the category, I will say that if this fits you, it is the best option even with its shortcomings. And by fit I also mean your forward stance. Some people are suited by a more upright stance boot and even if this boot accommodated your foot, it would not work for you if you fit that category. However, if you have a medium to widish foot that is low volume vertically, and want a very aggressive forward lean and a slipper like fit that is quite stiff then there's nothing better than I'm aware of.
If I was to create my perfect boot, it would essentially be this boot except with a full rubber vibram sole, a tad more rocker in the forefoot and a less protruding toe welt. Everything else is extremely refined.
On paper I wanted nothing to do with this boot and I thought it would not work for me and probably be too narrow and that it wouldn't walk well but I was wrong on all accounts. It certainly isn't necessarily a narrow boot, but it absolutely is low volume. I'm very glad that I tried this boot because it is considerably higher performance for me than others. Again with the caveat that it fits me well. I thought that I had a good fit in other boots until I tried this one.
I do feel like the heel cup could better, however, when it's all buckled up, the hold is perfect. It's only noticeable in uphill if you're running buckles on a slightly looser setting however, it doesn't feel quite as loose in the heel as the zero g, at least for my particular heel.
Trying to decide between these 2.
Nice stiff downhill oriented boot light enough for those bigger missions.
Currently on the Salomon shift pro 130 which is great but too heavy and limited rom.
These Quattro have a stated 100mm last, but we would classify as quite low volume.
Stiffness, very stiff, more then the Zero G. And the best cuff rotation in the category.
Both fit me pretty well.
Seems like every review on the zero g is outstanding and many guides own a pair.
Scarpa is 200g heavier but more rom.
I am mostly doing 3000ft tours and occasionally more. Love to really push it on the downhill.
Maybe the 4 Quattro is the better choice?
How will these be to punch out? Need to get them about 10 mm wider. Have been difficult to do with the Scarpa how have carbon integrated in the Grillamid, as the Alian RS.
The Scarpa 4 Quattro XT has a low volume fit out of the box. The shell can certainly be punched, but as with most touring boots, thinner materials mean that shell work is more limited than alpine boots.
If you have a wide foot, I would start with a wider boot before punching. This will give you a much higher chance of achieving a comfortable fit. The Dynafit Radical Pro has a high volume fit out of the box. It has plenty of power on the way down, and a lot of ROM for a boot in this category. If you have further fit questions, I would recommend reaching out to email@example.com!
The 4 Quattro has pretty average calf volume considering the low volume fit in the forefoot. I think it would be worth filling out a boot fitter to figure out a liner and boot combo that makes more sense for your foot!
Fit-wise, the Quattro is narrower and has a much lower instep than the Maestrale XT. The downhill performance is similar enough that the deciding factor will certainly be which one fits your foot better. If you'd like, you can fill out our boot fitter and we'll let you know what would be the best fit for you!
The 4 Quattro has a pretty robust intuition liner for a backcountry ski boot. However, Compared with a traditional resort boot, the liner is definitely thinner. These boots will run cooler, especially when not moving around a lot, or just riding lifts.
Keep in mind, everyone's number of cold injuries and circulation is different!
Please can you suggest a ski and binding to go with the Scarpa Quattro boot ? I'm thinking a 95mm-100m waist ski in the 1500-1700g range and a binding that I can tour or use in the resort. I like the way the Marker Alpinist skis but am unsure about the suitability for mechanised access. Thanks
It may also be of interest to know that contrary to reports on at least two "review" sites I've seen, the fit of the SL version of this boot is not any different. I checked with calipers: it's identical, as one would expect given that Scarpa would obviously be using the same mold.
Full disclosure: I have not yet got these on the snow. I will update this review once the season is underway!
Any idea how these will fit compared to the Zero G Tour Pro of F1LT (I know thats in a totally different class of boots)
I have a size 26 F1LT that fits well and a 26.5 ZGTP that feels a little bigger than I would like.
The new Quattro wins for cuff rotation. The numbers are just one degree more, but it feel like more. Awesome for a Very stiff 4 buckle boot. The fit is very low volume, so someone whos skis a Maestrale or Radical Pro is very unlikely to fit in the Quattro.
For those of us with dialled alpine boots looking for a pure touring boot - could this be a good option (Assuming that it fits).
How would you describe the fit profile? What shape foot works best? In my case I'm dealing with a narrower heel, slimmer calf and tall instep. My forefoot is about average width.
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