The 2021/2022 Rossignol Alltrack 130 GW was tested in the men’s All-Mountain Walk wide category by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit.
Testers applauded the step up to a 130 flex in this perennial favorite for the thick of foot, as the 120 has always been good in the past but lacked the support needed for the biggest dudes. The Alltrack 130 GW checks all the boxes for fit and performance for the large, aggressive skier looking for a blend of all-mountain function and high scores for comfort and convenience. A Dual Core polyether shell matched with a Dual Core polyolefin cuff and GripWalk soles enhance the skiing and the walking this year in a boot that testers have always said didn’t need much help.
The Alltrack 130 GW is a good example of a wide last that fits like a proper 102mm. Noticeably more roomy than the medium class but maintains a more controlled fit around the foot than the boots which stray into massive “bucket” territory. The firm fit around the heel and ankles will appeal to performance minded skiers who happen to have wide feet and high insteps—as those fit zones open up nicely in the Alltrack. Testers said that the upper boot remains a little on the snug and narrow end of the wide spectrum, so taller legged and not-massive calves will find an ideal match here. Shin feel upon flexion was a unanimous thumbs up for the test team.
At a list price of 700 bucks the Alltrack 130 GW’s price performance is top shelf, shaving off at least $150 in comparison to most other 130-flex boots. It also wins for stance and alignment, getting a 100% neutral rating from testers. Its highest scores were tied in the stance and balance category and in the edge power and stability category, with testers commenting that the boot was more stable and powerful than expected for the All-Mountain Walk category where often convenience and warmth trumps downhill performance—not with the Alltrack 130 they said. Quickness and steering scores lagged just behind edge power but still crushed the rest of the field’s for that parameter. The walk modality was easy to operate and continues to gain a little more range per stride with every year’s improvements. A backcountry boot this ain’t, testers agree, but the walk mode does offer a nice, relaxed position for line standing, kid hauling and an occasional ridgeline boot pack.
Simple, we like, and the Alltrack 130 GW has that in spades.