Dalbello VIPER 120 (2014)


Rating: / 5
Price: $650.00
Year: 2014
Level: N/A
Gender: Male

This was one of few boots that testers universally loved for its fit—regardless of any individual foot weirdness. It goes everywhere and does everything with an evenly "medium" fit tension and a super stance. Its ease of fit can be traced to the shell's Contour 4 anatomical shaping that provides "pre-punched" areas at traditionally bony sites: the navicular, ankles, "6th toe" and heel. Don’t misunderstand and think the boot fits loose; it’s actually fitted like a well-tailored suit. We tested the Viper 120 with its traditional liner option but for $50 more at street price, the Intuition-partnered I.D. EVA liner provides additional shape customization. That’s an investment worth considering for skiers with wider or very bony feet. The Viper 120 has a removable/adjustable rear spoiler and single cuff adjustment. The soles are replaceable and comprised of hard plastic for a firm connection with the ski. Tester Comments: "Right on the target every turn. Never any hunting for its sweet spot." "Seemed like the boot and ski knew what the other was thinking. Tracked like a bobsled."