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Say goodbye to wimpy AT boots—the Salomon Quest 120 is here to lead you on a backcountry quest for perfect snow and steep lines. With the stiffness and performance of an on-piste freeski boot and an innovative Hike & Ride technology for comfortable ascents, this boot helps you bring your A-game to the backcountry.

  • A stiff flex of 120 provides the performance you demand when crushing big backcountry lines
  • The Quest 120 has a 100mm last (fits average, medium-width feet)
  • The thermoformable My Custom Fit Pro Liner is designed with performance in mind so you get a one-of-a-kind fit that allows you to ski your best
  • The Biovent technology in the liner allows your feet to breath
  • The SCS cushioning system features soft toe inserts that reduce the chance of black-toenail disease after landing in the backseat
  • The innovative Hike & Ride technology features a buckle on the back of the boot that enables a wide v-cuff in the inner shell to be opened for more comfortable hiking and touring, then closed for a strong back support and power transmission on the way down
  • The Contragrip extended rubber sole with interchangeable bi-material alpine pads provides traction on snow, rock, and ice
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Good Inbounds Boot

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This boot is has worked out perfect for me for inbounds skiing and been okay for short tours. It definetly skis more like a stiff alpine boot but also works well for short trips hike to terrain at the resort. The optional quick lace system is nice to get a good fit but it does have a lot of lace left over that can sometimes get in the way (small compliant).

For Backcountry tours I have taken it a few times on short tours no more than 2 miles (one way). It is really to stiff and heavy to be comfortable going any further and i tend to ski pretty mellow lines in the BC anyway so dont really need a boot this stiff. You also need to buy separate soles which were a little tough to find.

I'd give this a 5/5 if you use it for what it intended for. A boot with a hike feature for accessing hike to terrain and a boot that feels very much like a stiff alpine boot for skiing steep inbounds lines.

Versatile and comfortable

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this boot last season and I have used them both inbounds and lots of slackcountry in Colorado. They provide the stiffness neccessary to charge steep lines inbounds and enough motion for some uphill on short tours. I haven't used them on a lengthy tour yet, I would say they are a bit more stiff than other AT boots but do provide enough motion for a comfortable ascent. The liner is a huge upgrade from the Quest 110, get the 120 and thank me later. If you are 70% inbounds and 30% off piste this is a great boot for you!

I did find some discomfort where the rivets from the boot latch enters the boot shell putting pressure on the top outter part of my foot. I simply put some moleskin over those areas and a strip of duct tape; it solved the issue. I also put in some superfeet red footbeds since my foot is small to get a better fit.

I got these at a local retailer for $409... Just sayin!

what's the difference between this and the...

what's the difference between this and the Salomon Quest Max 120?

Main difference is the last. The Quest 120 come in 100mm whereas the 120 Max comes in either 98 or 104. There are other differences like the liner and a larger pivot point on the 120 Max. The Quest 120 is the new version of the old Quest 12, and I guess you could say the 120 Max is the next generation.