All-Mountain Skis

Völkl Mantra M5 (2020)

2020 Men's All-Mountain Ski Review

Brand: Volkl

Model: Mantra M5


Overall Rating: 4.03


Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

132/98/120

Lengths (cm)

170, 177, 184, 191

Radius (m)

21.2

Flotation

4 / 5

Quickness / Maneuverability

3.75 / 5

Playfulness

3.67 / 5

Forgiveness

3.67 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

4.17 / 5

Crud Performance

4.33 / 5

Balance of Skills

4.08 / 5

Gender

Male

Level

Advanced


2020 Volkl Mantra M5
The 2020 edition of the Völkl Mantra M5.Photo courtesy of Völkl

Last season’s biggest release remained unchanged but moved up significantly in the rankings. Why? Well, it fits this revised one-ski-for-every mountain category perfectly. Featuring a modified upper layer of Titanal—which Völkl dubs the Titanal Frame—and a carbon insert in the tip, the Mantra M5 wowed testers with its stability at speed and its ability to mow down crud and bumps all day long while still remaining quick edge-to-edge.

STRENGTHS: Overall Impression, Crud

WEAKNESS: Forgiveness