Rated 5 out of 5 by Damien All smiles
I hesitated to upgrade from my older AT boots, but now I realize I should have pulled the trigger sooner on these. Love 'em! First day out breaking trail and running laps in the local backcountry had me smiling ear to ear. Noticeably light and nimble on the uphill, and charging on the downhill, I couldn't be happier with these boots. Paired these with the Convert skis and the combo has been a game changer for me.
January 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by kilo Stiff, flexible, lightish with a comfortably wide toebox
Love this boot but am I the only one less enchanted with the liner? Straight outta the box they felt thin and cheap. Molding helped some but I worry about it packing out fast. The BOA system is great but I feel like the luxury feel just isn't there for a boot this price.
December 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brandon Stiff, Light, Amazing Walk Mode
Very happy with the quadrant. I have used the Endorphin and Mega rides for back country and this boot slots in perfectly with the lightness of the mega and the stiffness of the Endorphin. The liner has a hinge which helps with touring but makes getting out of the boot a little difficult. Highly recommend.
December 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
by dan Great Boot
The first set of AT boots I've bought and I could not be happier. They're light, durable, and surprisingly stiff. The only problem is the liners pack out super fast. I honestly didn't mind this seeing the boots were very uncomfortable the first few times hiking, but once the liners break-in and form-fit to your feet they're fantastic. The liners will have to be replaced every other season, but for almost $200, depending on your style of skiing and how much you've used your gear, you might as well just buy a new set of boots.
August 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RogerHughes Wow! Strong and Light
The Quadrant's a great option for anyone who likes to push the throttle on the way up and down. Its light weight and ample touring mode are a great combination for the skin track. And it's stiff, 4-buckle enclosure are perfect for big skis and powerful turns on the way down. Plus the boa-lacing system in the liner is a nice touch for dialing-in a secure, comfortable feel.
June 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RojMahaj Perfect blend...
between lightweight, power and efficiency...it's the first boot in 43 years of skiing that i didn't go through a break in period of blisters the first 10-15 days out of the box. BD really paid detailed attention to constructing a liner that doesn't need any extensive fitting. All i needed was a short 15 minute session on the stack heater to give the toes some wiggle room (no toe cap) I have over a 160 days (2 seasons) with about half at the resort and feel confident that i'll get at least one more.
Even though there are some lighter boot options on the market, i find the Quandrant is unparalleled in damp and stiffness...all the lighter options that i've tried have been great for going up, but sub par for the actual skiing...
June 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mateo Good Boot
This is a good boot for touring. it is very lightweight for a 4 buckle boot. Walking mode is really great. Only complaint is that the liner has seemed to pack out quite quickly and it is difficult to take off. With a different liner I would give this 5 stars.
June 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BrianF Awesome intro boot to touring
I've been a skier for over 15 years but only starting truly touring the backcountry in the last 2. As far as skiing goes, this boot is amazing. I've adjusted all my other bindings to replace my old alpine boots because I love the stiff response these badboys give. I'm riding on the '11 models and couldn't be happier about their perfomance going downhill.
As a touring boot they're super light and enjoy wearing them even just for walking around in the snow without the intention to ski. What I don't love is how long and painful it was to break them in. 2 days I couldn't walk when I was trying to break them in, even after thermofitting them.
I love how adjustable the bindings are to get the exact comfort level for walk/ski. I do however not love how the liners receive significant wear/tear from the pivot points of the boot. The problem is easily fixed by covering those points inside the boot with duct tape but you'd think that someone would have thought of that.
All in all, as far as touring boots go, best bang for your buck right here. There are obviously better boots out there but these ones have made me one happy camper all winter long and I don't plan on trading them in until the buckles can't take anymore duct tape repairs and the liners are worn down to the consistency of tissue paper!
May 2, 2013