The 2019/2020 Dalbello Lupo Pro HD was tested in the men's All-Mountain Freeride narrow category at Silver Mountain Resort by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit.
Testers liked the new Lupo Pro HD for its polyurethane shell’s more damp feel on the snow than the stiffer carbon cuffed Lupo Factory, but appreciated that it didn’t lose any of its quickness or power when it lost $150 off the Factory’s price tag! They found it easy on and off and loved the touring range of motion when the removable tongue was off, allowing unhindered forward cuff movement, matching its long rearward travel. One tester said it got better with every run and the faster he went.
“Solid power to the edge. Has a short range of motion before the ski is engaged in a turn--quick reactions. Carbon rear spine is modern and the walk switch is simple and solid.” -- Bob Gleason
“A little bit tubular feeling in lower boot but hugs all the right curves and offers a little extra instep height for the tall, bony midfoot. It's warm, dry and has a huge touring range of motion with the tongue removed.” -- Mark Elling
“At first it seemed like the looseness of the toebox and forefoot would hinder the performance but it really didn't. What initially felt like a stiff, clunky box morphed into a boot with some great, subtle feel for the snow. The lateral column area really allows some extra TLC for my bunions...a happy bunion is the true secret to a happy life.” -- Brian Elling