The 2019/2020 Dalbello DS Asolo Factory W GW was tested in the women’s All-Mountain Traditional narrow category at Silver Mountain Resort by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit.
The DS Asolo Factory W GW employs shrinkage to morph the medium width DS into this 97mm lightweight. Is it that cold in here? No, it’s Dalbello’s use of Grilamid plastic in the shell and cuff and that material’s shrinking behavior post molding that does it—same mold as the medium, but cools to a lower volume fit. Testers said it’s definitely more snug than the DS, but said it ran on the roomy-comfy side of the narrow group yet with a very snug Achilles. Skis with a springy slinky character a la Grilamid and a touch shy of the 120 label, testers said.