Dalbello Mantis 95 ReviewOctober 8, 2013
- Liner and instep makes for easy entry
- Comes in 75 and 85 flex for more intermediate skiers
- Not as responsive or lively as other, similar boots
- A little cramped in the toe box
Hard-charging, big-mountain girls will likely be underwhelmed by this boot. But for ladies who ski all over the resort and want something that handles everything with a high degree of comfort, you’ll be happy with this option. Go for the 95 if you’re expert-level, or 85 or 75 flex for more intermediates.
The Mantis 95’s triple injected plastic shell makes for easy entry. Its confined stance was designed with less ramp angle for using with today’s wider, fatter skis. It wasn’t as high performance or responsive as other boots in this category—I had to really work to drive the turn—but it’s perfectly suited for intermediates or advanced skiers not looking for anything too hard-charging.
Groomers, powder, bumps—this boot can handle everything. Just stick to moderate speeds.
A fuzzy, soft liner offered the ultimate in comfort and custom fitting.
You won’t be thinking much about your feet in these boots—they’re rather unmemorable in terms of performance. But that can also be a good thing. You won’t be in pain or worried about frozen toes.