The 2018 Rossignol Alltrack Pro 130 is one of the venerable elder statesmen of the On-Off Area group—meaning it hasn't changed much in the past five years—but it remains a test team favorite for its comfortable fit, solid skiing skill set and convenience.
As with all the Rossignol boots, the Alltrack Pro 130 trends toward the roomy side of the width group but without feeling sloppy or poorly shaped. Testers say the roomy toebox and forefoot tapers back to the heel and ankle pocket nicely and the transition from the instep up through the lower leg and calf is anatomically seamless and well contoured. The liner feel is full and well-draped around the foot—an element so lacking in many boots in the On-Off Area category (but this luxury comes with added weight). Entry and exit is a slam dunk, and the buckle-up is straightforward.
Smooth, AWD SUV style all-terrain utility is what testers appreciate about the Alltrack Pro. It may not be the quickest off the start or through the corners, but it might just be the easiest of the group to just put on and go skiing, slaying all in its path, with little adjustment to technique or line selection. Damp, forgiving and plenty strong, testers can't deny that it goes everywhere and does everything. Our crew is not particularly impressed with the Alltrack's sidecountry acumen, citing a limited hike mode range of motion and alpine boot weight class, but for mainly area-based sorties it's right on target, they said.
The Thinsulate liner is a warm one, by all accounts, and testers like the option to swap on optional WTR (Walk to Ride) soles for better hiking-walking grip and roll (WTR binding or A.T. frame binding required). Testers were split on the new Sky blue hue (or is it Caribbean blue)—if you don't like it, the 120-flex version is lime-green.
“Buckle it up and go get it! This is a real boot with some added features.” -- Erik Korman
“I'm a bit of a color whore and this one works!” -- Eino Holm
“Pretty good execution of skiability, comfort and a releasable cuff.” -- Jim Schaffner
“It skis great, with super feel for the skis and the snow.” -- Andrew Orlich
“Good blend of on- and off-piste characteristics—like a Quattro wagon!” -- Marc Stewart
“A good performer overall—stands out for an anatomical fit.” -- Eric Kipp
“Perfect. Nailed it! Not the quickest or the strongest but always there with great snow feel.” -- Kevin Gabriel
“Quick in the trees and powerful on the groomers—excellent balance and feel.” -- Greg Coulter
“Very good boot—I was one with the ski!” -- Stacy Crumpler
“Great big-guy All-Mountain boot—nice steering.” -- Nick Blaylock