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Panterra 120 ID

FLEX: 120 | MSRP: $750 | WIDTH: MEDIUM

The Panterra is a different kind of alpine/AT hybrid, thanks to its three-piece cabrio design. (Its shell has a forward-opening tongue for easy entry.) Its flex is long and “buttery,” testers said, with more integrity than they expect from a comfy cabrio. And they loved its multi-mission versatility: bumps, groomers, short hikes, and park sessions. They tested the ID version, loving, as usual, the warmth and fit of the heat-molded Intuition liner. Adams: “Liner felt amazing. And I was really impressed with its versatility.”

DALEBOOT

AK130

FLEX: 130 | MSRP: $695 | WIDTH: MEDIUM

Daleboot gets into the alpine/AT hybrid scene with its new AK130. Its cuff-release mechanism is free-flexing in hike mode, and its soles can be swapped out for tech-compatible ones. But it’s built to ski, with heft, a sturdy spine, and soles that are bolted all the way through the shell and into the boot board for responsive edge power. Like all Daleboots, it’s built to your specs from in-shop analysis for custom fit and performance. “Well engineered for

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