Dalbello Panterra 120

Model Year
2014-15
Category
All-Mountain Walk
Last Width
100-102
Flex Index
120
Price (MSRP)
$650.00USD

Yeah, we get it, two R's in Panterra, pan terra, like all terrain. But this boot skis hard and fast enough that you could easily bring exotic cars and metal bands into the branding mix too. This year's Panterra 120 returns with a revised liner construction that breathed new life into this model for testers who gave it a double-thumbs-up for its solid blend of comfort and power. Tester takeaway in three words? No speed limit.

The three-piece shell construction here borrows much from the powerful, time-tested KR 2 performance framework, utilizing the anatomical Contour 4 shape that matches the foot at common prominences like ankles, navicular bone and forefoot, and integrating the well-wrapped upper and stout external tongue for leg-gripping translation of movement.

But the Panterra shape is ample at a 102mm last, with a tall fit over the top of the foot and through the instep—a bonus for thick-footed guys tired of the numb feet associated with performance boots. The Variable Volume Fit first buckle can be set to reduce the circumference of the forefoot, turning the lower boot into more of a medium fit. Once set to the desired forefoot and toebox volume, the VVF buckle can be left alone, as entry and exit can be easily accomplished without releasing it.

Gender 
Men's
Sizes (MP) 
25.0-30.5
Hike Mode 
Yes
Construction 
Cabrio/3-PC
Boot width profile 
Medium

Kudos

  • “I was exactly where I needed to be—best of category.” -- Jeff Harper
  • “Instep buckle holds the foot securely.” -- Craig Dostie
  • “Edge power is its strong suit, and quick enough for any big dude.” -- Mark Elling
  • “Perfect fit in all zone—like a Recaro race car seat.” -- Marc Stewart
  • “Well engineered for balance and strong skiing.” -- Bob Gleason
  • “Wow, a winner. Very stable and did all that I asked and more. Firm is real firm—most will put into soft mode.” -- John Kole
  • “Easy on and off.” -- Connor Duffy
  • “Really liked this one—light, responsive and consistent.” -- Keith Holmquist

Caveats

  • “A bit heavy for long distance adventures.” -- Marc Stewart

This boot available at...

Morris Plains, NJ
Westwood, NJ
Ellicottville, NY
Wethersfield, CT
Princeton, MA
Westborough, MA

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