Dalbello Mantis 95

Model Year
2014-15
Category
All-Mountain Traditional
Last Width
99
Flex Index
95
Price (MSRP)
$600.00USD

With its reliable turn-to-turn performance and balanced stance angles this perennial medal winner again scorched test cards. The Mantis 95 is a medium width favorite that won't steer you wrong, both on the hill and at the cash register. 

A traditional overlap design, it maintains a slightly lower-than-average cuff height that kept movements agile and tuned into the snow. Testers liked how the lower boot gripped the foot and communicated their desires directly to the skis. Dalbello's tri-injected lower—with the stiffest material employed at the ski-binding interface and softest at the instep—was appreciated by testers for the combination of power and on-and-off ease it provided.

The Mantis shell is tailored specifically for women with a tighter fit through the heel and lower, a flared cuff and room for chronic bony spots like ankles and the lateral side of the forefoot. Testers found the overall fit to be even and well distributed with no problematic zones that distracted them from the task at hand—skiing well regardless of terrain or snow conditions.

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
22.0-27.5
Hike Mode 
No
Construction 
Overlap
Boot width profile 
Narrow

Kudos

  • “Turn intiation and underfoot feel is superb.” --
  • “Short, flared cuff is great for women with larger calves” -- Tosha Treat
  • “Skis well and feels like a slipper.” -- Liz Elling
  • “Super responsive. Wants to keep moving.” --
  • “Firm, medium fit throughout but comfortable enough to wear all day.” -- Allison McGuirk
  • “Low cuff creates quickness and agility.” -- Jana Rogers
  • “Powerful, compact boot that handles all conditions with ease. Easy on and off too.” -- Heather Risseeuw
  • “Quick and agile with a balanced stance.” --

Caveats

  • “Needs longer flex travel.” --
  • “Cuff height is very low.” -- Liz Elling

This boot available at...

Warren, VT
Westborough, MA
Houston, TX
Chicago, IL
Steamboat Springs, CO

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