Rossignol Alltrack Pro 130 ReviewJanuary 15, 2016
- Available with DIN or Walk-to-Ride soles
- The progressive flex offers legitimate power transmission
- Two last widths offer wide appeal
- Liner adds to the boots already dense nature
- No tech fittings
- Walk mode is not ideal
The Alltrack Pro embraces the world in and around the resort. Built and designed with downhill performance as the focus, the Alltrack is also able to access quick, hike-to locations in style, and still relish the down. Because it’s lacking tech fittings, the idea of skinning in carriage-type alpine touring binders is not alluring. Best to stay close to the lifts.
The Alltrack Pro is very similar to the Lange with a slightly more robust upper cuff where the pressure against the shins was better spread out for a more powerful driving force. It also had a great out of box fit and feel, allowing testers to slip them on and head out. The walk mode was similar to the Lange XT; it’s just enough for repeated daylong use for guides, patrollers and instructors, and the toggle switch is adequate if not stellar. The sole also has instep coverage to better protect the boot from talus, stairs, and unnecessary slippage on bootpacks.
The liner was comfortable but heavy. Nevertheless, it hugged heels well, and provided solid power transfer to the ski on short, demanding turns through the bumps and chop. Lateral stiffness was ideal. Rossi designed the lower cuff with a diagonal grid pattern—they call it “Sensor Grid”—that supposedly shaves a little weight but it definitely seemed rigid and responsive during hop turns or with aggressive action through tight trees or around rocks. A little more forward lean would have been nice as it was easy to slip into the backseat.
Like the Lange XT 130, the Alltrack Pro gives up a little alpine performance with the walk feature. Because hike-to objectives benefit from having a walk mode, it’s a fair trade. And while the downhill performance precision gets slightly compromised, the overall daylong comfort is worth it. With the Alltrack Pro you can expect to have a good time, all the time, instead of only having a great time when locked in for the descent.