Rossignol AllTrack Pro 130 WTR
Available Sizes: 24.5 – 31.5
Size Tested: 28.5 / 327 mm BSL
Stated Flex Rating: 130
Stated Last Width: 100 mm
Blister’s Measured Weight:
- Shells: 1933 g & 1930 g with standard DIN sole
- Liners: 639 g & 646 g
- Walk Mode
- Interchangeable soles: Standard DIN and WTR rockered sole (not tech compatible)
- Shell: PE
- Bootboard: PU
- Cuff: PE
Test Locations: Taos Ski Valley and Taos backcountry, NM; Whitefish Mountain and Swan Range, MT; Alta, PCMR, Brighton, Solitude, Wasatch backcountry, UT
Days Tested: 90+
[Editor’s Note: Our review was conducted on the 14/15 and 15/16 AllTrack Pro 130, which was not changed for 15/16, except for graphics, and the inclusion of both DIN and WTR soles in the box.]
Rossignol prides themselves on delivering exceptional out-of-the-box fit and consistent features throughout their ski boot lines. In keeping with those values, Rossi designed the AllTrack series to deliver the most comfortable, performance-oriented downhill boot with a hike mode available in the AllTrack Pro 130 WTR, “a revolutionary fusion of power, precision, and hiking performance.”
When considering the AllTrack Pro 130, it is important to remember this boot was not designed to compete against super light AT-style boots, nor the growing sector of performance tech-compatible boots. This boot fits squarely in the “Alpine Ski Boots with Walk Modes” category as defined in Blister’s AT Boots & Bindings 101.
Sizing / Fit
I have to begin this section by briefly describing my impossible feet. My feet measure 30.5cm and 31cm in length, are A (AA) widths with big bony protrusions at the base and head of the 5th metatarsal, have an instep measurements of ~26.5, and have fairly “normal” arches. Oh, and I have exceptionally long toes… If this doesn’t draw the picture for you, then let’s just say that my feet are long, skinny, low, and bony.
I’ve been bouncing around in a number of boots for years, including my personal favorite, the Nordica Supercharger Enforcer with an intuition liner, as well as the Black Diamond Factor MX, Dalbello Il Moro T Comp and KR2 Pro; Salomon Ghost, SPK, and Gun; and Full Tilt Konflict. I have also spent a lot of time in the 13/14 Tecnica Cochise Pro 130.
In my review of the KR2 Pro, I mentioned my interest in 3-piece boots, primarily due to the fact I can wrench down the middle buckle to hold my ankle and heel in place. I really enjoyed skiing the 28.5 KR2 Pro, but the boot had a bit too much space and was pretty heavy. When I sized down to a 27.5 KR2 Pro to decrease the volume of the boot, I experienced the same problem I’ve had in the past when sizing down: my long legs gained too much leverage over the tongues of the boot, and the boot just didn’t deliver the support and power I needed.
When it came to the AllTrack, I stuck with my go-to size, 28.5. This turned out to be a good choice, with the shell fit yielding ~5mm of space behind my heel. I’ll make a few specific comparisons below, but from my experience with the above listed boots (as well as comparing to a number of boots I have simply tried on) I’d say that the AllTrack runs true to size in terms of length.
Rossi states that the AllTrack Pro 130 has a 100mm-width last, which I would say generally feels true to size, except, perhaps, in the proximal midfoot region (at the base of the 5th Met), where the fit feels a touch narrow for a 100mm lasted boot.
I would consider the volume of this boot around the toes, forefoot, and ankle to be something of a medium fit. There is no question my foot fits the definition of low volume, but a 1 mm Bontex shim along with my personal footbeds in the AllTrack has taken up the space I needed to get a snug, yet still comfortable enough to tour, performance fit around my foot.
A successful fit is a matter of personal preference and there is nothing I can say that will guarantee the AllTrack will fit any particular foot without alteration. What I can say is that this boot has wrapped my foot and lower leg well and without the need for customization of the shell with just the addition of a 1mm Bontex shim and my own footbed.
It’s obvious Rossi put a lot of work into creating the liner of the AllTrack, and it certainly does a great job of blending performance, comfort, and warmth. One of my favorite attributes of the AllTrack is the heel, where the deep heel pocket of the shell works exceptionally with the well-shaped liner to securely hold my ankle in place. In fact, the AllTrack has delivered the best heel-hold out-of-the-box of any boot I’ve skied since my old Nordica’s.
13/14 Cochise Pro
The last of the Cochise is noticeably narrower down the full length of the foot. I found there to be just as much volume in the forefoot of the AllTrack and a bit more volume in the ankle and cuff with much less heel hold. According to Paul’s review, the redesigned Cochise Pro has improved heel hold and decreased volume, so the fit may be more similar between the latest Cochise and the AllTrack. I ended up adding foam around my ankle and achilles, as well as a 1mm Bontex shim to find the fit I was satisfied with in the 13/14 model.
15/16 BD Factor MX Pro
The MX Pro runs shorter and feels lower in volume in the forefoot compared to the AllTrack. I found the area around the ankle and in the cuff similar to the Cochise, so I added foam to lock in my heel and ankle. I did not need a shim underfoot in this boot.
14/15 Dalbello KR2 Pro
The AllTrack’s width feels comparable to the KR2 Pro, but the KR2 is higher volume throughout. As stated previously, I ended up downsizing in the KR2.
NEXT: Flex and Performance with Comparisons, Weight, Etc.