Rated 5 out of 5 by Maxwell great all around boot!
This boot has been great for long day tours! It's not the lightest boot I looked at but the best all around boot. It's light enough uphill and the best AT boot going down. It feels better than some downhill boots I've used.
May 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vesselina The ultimate AT boot – light and comfy, yet stiff and responsive!
Black Diamond are the best AT boots both my partner and I have skied! With the addition of BD’s excellent customer care, one just can’t be happier with a pair of ski boots!
My first BD model was the 2008 Shiva, later we both had the 2011 Prime for a few seasons and finally both settled on the stiffer 2013 Quadrant which strikes the perfect balance between lightweight and comfort on the uphill and stiffness and performance on the downhill (even for a former professional alpine skiing athlete!). The boot is great both at the resort and out in the backcountry and it’s been the best choice for our average 70+ off-piste ski days per season.
The only complaint is the liner wearing out quickly, so we both got the new liner, which will hopefully last longer.
February 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brian Light weight with great last width
Great variability in flex for touring/parking lot packing and stiffness when buckled and locked in ski mode. Very comfortable with wide forefoot (last). By far the most comfortable boot out of the box for my sausage feet! Have saved hundreds by not having to be punched and molded. Great boot.
February 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Daniel Good Boot
Just bought my second pair for my new setup next season. Got my first pair during the 12/13 season and liked the boot a lot. Not much to add on top of my last review, after two seasons of beating on my quadrants there’s a little flex now. Looked into Dynafit, but the optional stiffening tongue drove me to choose BD again. P.S. had to register a new BD account to post this review, lame.
August 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by zaun A good all around boot
So far so good I've been skiing these boot five days a week for the last month now and I'm pretty satisfied . I haven't done much touring in them but I have been skiing alot at the resort and they done really well. Been skiing everything from bumps to groomers corn and the wet and heavy with vary little powder but I'm sure there fine in that cause I think you could ski in sneakers in the powder and you'd be just fine.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Greg Ultimate touring boot
This boot strikes the perfect balance between light weight and stiffness so you can tour all day and still charge the gnar. The higher rated flex with the new boot is a noticeable improvement.
March 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by steve Great Boot
This boot fills a great niche. It is stiff enough for the occasional resort day but still light enough to tackle long tours in the back-country. Good fit out of the box even without baking the liners.
March 19, 2014
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