Light as a feather, stiff as a board.
- Stiff but lightweight thermoformable liner features Boa closure for quick and easy adjustments
- Pivoting Cuff Technology transmits power in ski mode and offers unparalleled 40-degree range of motion in walk mode for a natural touring stride
- Alpine overlap construction makes for a progressive, controlled flex on the down
- Rockered rubber outsole provides optimal traction in cold, snowy conditions
- Overlap construction gives an alpine flex that’s capable of driving skis 95mm and wider
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What's the sole length of the 25/25.5??
broke my boots half way through last season. replaced with the Quadrants. they are fantastic. they are so comfy. plenty stiff. easy to tour in. works well on rocks. best boot i have ever owned. thank you black diamond.
just bought a pair of these from geartrade. the 28 mondo wich should fit like an 11 is like a 9 1/2.
got a good price but now im stuck w them. way to small. has anyone else noticed these running way small?
I made the jump last season from regular ski boots to these. I expected to sacrifice performance for less weight and the insane walk mode. I was wrong!! This boot out performs my old boots on every level!! I've done 8 mile tours and bombed groomed trails with these and they never let me down. I used them for winter tour camping and my feet stayed toasty the whole time. I love the liner but i haven't tried anything else so i can't say too much other than i had it molded to my foot and it feels great. Between these boots and the Dynafit bindings I got I dropped POUNDS off my set up without sacrificing performance.
Coming from the Denali TT, these boots feel stiff as can be. Really great range of motion for ascending, and stiff enough to make big skis charge hard in crud, piste, and pow. I would say that my one small gripe so far, and it may be a simple fix, is the forward angle in ski mode. Feels a bit upright to me. Also, I'm using my old Scarpa intuition liners, and can't comment on the quality of the unused Quadrant liners-although the boa system seems like something I would manage to break imediately. Overall, the shell is just about exactly what I was looking for. Be advised on the Mondo sizing-BD bases their Mondo on UK sizes not US sizes, so a BD Mondo 28 won't be a US size 10, it'll be more like an 11. Double check Black Diamond's size chart to get a sense of the sole length that corresponds to the boot size you're ordering especially if you're coming from a different boot brand, because you'll probably need to make a binding adjustment, or maybe even choose a different shell size.
The boots are everything ever advertised, stiff, light, awesome tour mode etc. The liners on the other hand don't fit the boot that well, and the boa is just a PIA, (Take a hint BD) nobody I know including myself actually likes the boa on any of the at, freeride, or tele boots. It breaks, takes longer, and the liner material is crap already, so in no way does it enhance fit. I threw some old intuitions in these as advised by others and thoroughly enjoyed the hell out of them. Its like walking in a tennis shoe, and skiing in an (almost) alpine boot. These are awesome, just plan on upgrading liners if you want them to fit.
Would it be safe to put the 328mm boot sole length into my bindings that say they have a min 330mm?
It's best not to be at the ends of the spectrum in terms of bindings and coming up 2mm short will likely result in prerelease and/or a lack of a secure attachment to begin with. I'd avoid that combination.
Recently acquired a pair of these boots and they fit my feet perfectly. I have a wide forefoot and narrow heal, dynafit boots used to crush my metatarsals and scarpas couldn't keep my heal down. I was skiing Dynafit TLT 700's before this so their skiing performance is a huge step up from that and they tour and walk just as well.
I tried these boots out in Purgatory at a backcountry demo fest weekend. I also tried Dynafit Zzeros and TLT5's. The TLT5's defy logic, but they just don't accommodate the medium to larger volume of my foot. I also sport massive calves, so the Quadrant had enough adjustment to work for me.
Skiing them without being fit to them, my heel went tingly. With the liners from my 10yo Dynafit blue TLT's, I got a nice feel for them, yet I was still leaning towards the Zzeros.
I'm so glad now after skiing on them a few days that I got the BDQ's. The tour mode has amazing forward travel, perfect for skinning a typical skin track using the first elevator. The forward lean in ski mode has 2 settings.
I'm not a liner snob, I like the boa liners, they are comfortable and I've been able to dial in the buckles to find the balance of all day comfort and skiing responsiveness. Of course I had them cooked by a great local shop in northwest Montana where I live.
I've used them lift served twice, at Red Lodge and Whitefish, and love how I can trip the lower buckle after loading on the lift. That lower buckle really can be dialed in to provide perfect lower foot leverage.
I'm also riding new Dynafit bindings with the toe towers, but I had to trim the center channel on the boot souls to make the step in work right.
I drove my old skis and new skis with them, and loved the ride! Old were Rossignol T3 90 under foot, and new are BD Justice 185's. They really drove the big skis nicely, I'm really happy with my combination, I'm so glad I rode the skis and many others at the demo event. I never would have picked those skis without riding them. My setup has turned me into a Super Hero, and I like that.
just talked to a "helper" and he suggested these boots. I've got a big foot: 13.5-14.5 These go up to a 30.5 which according to the chart is 13.5 Hmmmm. Any other big feet out there with this boot or a suggestion otherwise?
Don't do it- I'm a size 13 normally, the 30.5 is TIGHT!
And they look good too.
Last year I was on the Scarpa Mastrale and I have never toured in a boot that does so well on the uphill, but the Mastrale was 1) too narrow for my foot and 2) really, really soft for the downhill. So, I went to the Quadrant this year. Strengths are the ski mode - this boot comes pretty close to most companies' freeride touring offerings, but it is a bit lighter and has a bit more articulation for the skin track. I have no problem driving really big skis with this boot. The tour mode is just OK, however. Unlike the Mastrale or the Dynafit TLT, you can't open these up and feel like you're wearing tennis shoes on the hike up. For me, most tours are less than a half day so that was ok. Also worth noting is that the stock liner in this boot is absolute junk. I really hated it and thought I hated the boot until I threw an intuition Protour in there, which stiffened the boot and provided for a much better range on the walk up.
these boots ski much more powerfully and have way better touring flex than the zzeros and megarides i used before for similar weight. liners were heavy and uncomfortable, i replaced them. toe buckle doesn't do anything but push the plastic straight down into your toe so i don't crank it down . instep buckle is in an exposed position and gets opened sometimes when bootpacking and gets bent quick if your ski trips involve any walking on rocks. all the buckles are a little bent at this point (20 days?) i have used other boots 5x as much with no problems, the stamped design is light but not very durable. great first try just needs a few tweaks.
Hi, I'm looking at these boots, but according to BD's chart (not BC.com's chart) a 10.5 US falls right between 27.5 & a 28. My foot tends to run wide and the toe box has been an issue in the past (Garmont Adrenaline)
Any thoughts on the sizing?
keep in mind that half sizes dont actually exist in ski boots. So with BD if you buy a 27.5 your really buying a 27 shell with a thinner factory footbed (not kidding thats the only difference). If your touring with them i would say go 28 (warm happy feet).
I have not skied in these boots yet but from out of the box I am having trouble with the liner. My left foot fits like a glove but the Achilles pad puts very uncomfotable pressure on my Achilles. This is not realy a liner problem but more of a problem with the shape of my foot i guess. I put the liner from an old pair of nordica boots that are much more comfortable in and I hope this will work for me.
ski mainly back country but mainly decent, although we do an or twos walking or touring some climbing ... and ski on Volkl Gotama with Marker Duke bindings. My current boots (Lange from Surefoot) are very heavy, as moulded boots are ..and I want to lighten my load and get one of these newer AT boots that is stiff and tall enough to perform like a down hill boot under my frame - I'm 6ft4+ and 220lbs with size 12 (UK) feet! I do intend to get another set of skis and may fit dynafit bindings - so I'm after a boot that'll work for me on my dukes and dynafits.
Do you the Quadrant is a good choice for my frame and my bindings given teh skiing I do. I've seen a number of write ups and am going to try some Garmont and Dynfit and Salamon Quests. Black Diamond have 2 boots I'm interested in - the Factor 130 and Quadrants... again, do u have a view on suitability between them for a canoe footed
This boots don't worth $659.00, but at least $300.00.
I used these boots all last season. The walk/tour mode on this boot is pretty awesome. And it is plenty stiff enough to drive big skis in the backcountry. Not charge at the resort stiff, but certainly cruise at the resort stiff. They feel really light when hiking/skinning. The buckle latch concept is pretty great as well - it makes transitions super fast. 4 stars because of questionable durability. I lost a canting nut on one boot and a rivet off the other throughout the course of the year. Not that big of a deal as BD gives you (and local dealers) free replacement parts. The shop I took mine to put the rivet in for free.
I have always had trouble with Scarpa fit - narrow toe and painful instep - and these BD boots fixed that. I heat molded the liners and the comfort is good, but they are not warm. And I hate the boa: they tighten alright, but are hard to loosen. Plus, I am enough of a knob myself that I don't need extra knobs on the sides of my calves.
Wide foot? Buy, but plan on an Intuition, just as everyone else says.
....boot than a AT boot. DH boot with a walking sole that isn't easily replacable btw. Nice color if you are into such things. Factor with 2 buckels o nthe lower instead of the Y strap. Stiff but could use a better transition on the flex.