Boot: 2023-2024 Scarpa 4-Quattro XT W
Stated Flex: 115
Available Sizes: 22.5-27.0
Stated Last (size 26.5/27.0): 100 mm
Stated Range of Motion: 61°
Stated Forward Lean: 17° +/- 2°
Size Tested: 24.5
Stated Boot Sole Length (size 24.5): 282 mm
Blister’s Measured Weight (size 24.5):
- Shells, no Liners (left & right): 1114 & 1116 g
- Liners, no Footbeds: 207 g & 209 g
- Shells + Liners = 1321 & 1325 g
- Stock Insoles: 18 & 18 g
Buckles: 4 light alloy with cable bales
Power Strap: 44 mm elastic “Booster” strap
Cuff: Plant-based Grilamid
Lower Shell / Shoe: Plant-based Grilamid with carbon-Grilamid insert
Tongue: Pebax Renew
Liner: Intuition 4Pro Flex XT
Soles: Fixed GripWalk (ISO 23223)
Binding Compatibility: GripWalk, MN, Pin / Tech bindings
Tech Fittings: Dynafit Certified
For the 22/23 season, Scarpa released their 4-Quattro series of boots, which was a bit of a departure from what Scarpa is best known for. While their 4-Quattro boots are made of lightweight materials, offer a generous 61° stated range of motion, tech fittings, and other touring-friendly features, their 4-buckle layout, hybrid-2-piece design, GripWalk soles, lower-volume fit, and Scarpa’s own marketing copy positions them more closely to resort and “50/50” ski boots designed to handle both lift-accessed and human-powered skiing.
Given that, it’s been interesting to compare the 4-Quattro XT W to slightly heavier 50/50 alpine touring boots and more touring-specific boots such as the updated 23/24 Scarpa Gea RS and Maestrale RS.
We have some days in both the men’s 4-Quattro XT and the women-specific version, and while we need more time in them before publishing a full review, here’s some initial information on the women’s 4-Quattro XT.
What Scarpa Says about the 4-Quattro XT Women’s:
“The SCARPA Women’s 4-Quattro ski boot is one of the most versatile in our lineup, offering a little bit of everything for the skier who shreds a little bit of everything. Compatible with alpine touring bindings, this boot sports a 61-degree range of motion in walk mode – plenty of articulation to keep you comfortable while you climb. The four-buckle design with a Booster strap up top works with the Grilamid carbon-based shell to give you a generous 115 flex rating, enough to handle chunder or hard-pack laps at the resort. Built primarily using plant-based materials, this eco-friendly boot is also compatible with all alpine GripWalk bindings, so you can go from the backcountry to the resort, without needing a second pair of boots.”
The 4-Quattro Series
Here’s a full list of the 4-Quattro series, with flex ratings and prices:
- 4-Quattro XT: 130 flex, $799
- 4-Quattro SL: 120 flex, $699
- 4-Quattro XT Women’s: 115 flex, $799
- 4-Quattro SL Women’s: 100 flex, $699
Weight & Comparisons
In terms of weight, the Scarpa 4-Quattro XT W is more similar to midweight touring boots than 50/50 boots, which is interesting, given that Scarpa is positioning it as more of a 50/50 boot. With 4 (more-or-less) traditional buckles and a stated flex of 115, this weight is on the lighter side of things.
Below is a number of our measured weights of other boots with walk mechanisms. We list the weights of each shell + the weights of each liner, then the total weights of the shells + liners. We’ve also added some stated weights of other boots, for reference.
21/22 Scarpa F1 LT W (27): 930 g (stated weight)
21/22 Atomic Backland Pro W (24.5): 1030 g (stated weight)
22/23 Tecnica Zero G Tour Scout W (24.5): 1052 & 1052 + 185 & 188 = 1237 & 1240 g
21/22 Dynafit Hoji W (24.5) 1230 g (stated weight)
23/24 Scarpa Gea RS (25.0): 1049 & 1057 + 215 & 223 = 1264 & 1280 g
22/23 Scarpa 4-Quattro XT (24.5) 1114 & 1116 + 207 & 209 = 1321 & 1325 g
22/23 K2 Dispatch LT W (24.5): 1120 & 114 + 235 + 232 = 1355 & 1346 g
22/23 Hawx Ultra XTD 115 W CT GW (24.5): 1458 g (stated weight)
21/22 Rossignol Alltrack Elite 110 LT W (24.5): 1530 g (stated weight)
21/22 Salomon Shift Pro AT (24.5): 1570 g (stated weight)
22/23 Lange XT3 110 LV W (24.5): 1614 g (stated weight)
22/23 Tecnica Cochise Pro W (24.5): 1285 & 1289 + 343 & 330 = 1628 & 1619 g
22/23 K2 Mindbender 115 W (24.5): 1640 g (stated weight)
22/23 Head Kore 105 W (24.5): 1372 & 1373 + 407 & 405 = 1779 & 1778 g
23/24 K2 Mindbender 115W BOA (24.5) 1462 & 1456 + 375 & 377 = 1857 & 1858
Things We’re Curious About
We have spent a few days this spring in the Scarpa 4-Quattro XT W, and most recently, we have been comparing it to its more touring-oriented and slightly lighter sibling, the 23/24 Gea RS. But as we spend more time on it, we are still left with some questions:
(1) Is the 4-Quattro XT W best thought of as a truly one-boot-quiver, 50/50 boot, or does its lighter construction make it more comparable to similarly light, more touring-specific boots?
(2) How does the 4-Quattro compare to the new 23/24 Gea RS, which has a stated flex of 120 and only slightly lighter weight? And how do the two vary in fit?
(3) How does the 4-Quattro XT W compare to heavier 50/50 boots such as the Tecnica Cochise Pro W and Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 115 W?
The Scarpa 4-Quattro XT W is unchanged for the 23/24 season, and we look forward to logging more time in it, following our initial testing this season. In the meantime, you can sign up to become a Blister Member to read our Flash Review of the men’s version for initial on-snow impressions and notes about fit.
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