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Ride Lasso

- published February 2016

80

2016

RATINGS

Fit/Comfort
7
Weight/Response
9
Durability
8
Versatility
8
Traction
8
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
80

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THE GOOD

  • All mountain performance
  • Boa enables solid fit
  • Heat moldable liner

THE BAD

  • The laces on the liner can snag on the buckle
  • The sole is stiffer than most

THE VERDICT

A confident boot for all mountain riding, the Lasso can do a little bit of everything, but best for powerful riders. The Ride is built for advanced, all-mountain freestyle riders. Lightweight, the Lasso feels good underfoot. And, with three colorways, it’s one of the better looking boots available. We had some hiccups with the heat moldable liner: the cables got crossed in the buckle. Frustrating, since the kink happened first thing in the morning, but it was fixable. 

FULL REVIEW

Fit/Comfort
Out of the box, the fit is comfortable, and like a lot of snowboard boots, you may want to go a full size smaller than your street shoes. The insole is heat moldable, but we didn’t do that. so it took longer than we’d like to break in. 

Weight/Response
Lightweight, the Lasso is a featherweight underfoot, making it one of the most responsive boots in the test. 

Durability
The boot held up okay, but we had a few hiccups with the liner early on. 

Versatility
Comfortable and softer than a bunch of boots in the test, it was one of the most comfortable boots we tested.

Traction
The Lasso was predictable on and off snow.

How We Tested It

We tested this boot at Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Aspen, Snowmass, and Highlands in the backcountry and on mountain. We rode various board and binding set-ups, but we most often on the a Burton Tough Cat

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About the Author

Stephen Krcmar

Stephen Krcmar

Stephen Krcmar splits his time between Mammoth Lakes and Los Angeles. A snowboarder, cyclist, and motorcycle guy, he skied 76 days last winter. He’s written about the outdoors for more than 16 years.

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MSRP
LOW PRICE
$289.99
Support Gear Institute. If you make a purchase after clicking on the links above, a portion of the sale helps support this site.

RATINGS

Fit/Comfort
7
Weight/Response
9
Durability
8
Versatility
8
Traction
8
GEAR INSTITUTE RATING
80

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