BEST FOR: Going down more than up.
THE TEST: The Adrenalin is heavy. It’s strong. It can handle cliff drops and race speeds. At almost six pounds for the pair, “it sucks energy like a black hole” on the skin track, said one tester. Mates best with stiff AT or alpine boots.
THE VERDICT: With DIN values to 16, height-adjustable toes that accommo- date alpine or AT boot soles, and a Titanal-reinforced mode lock, the Adrenalin is all about the descent. 5.8 lbs.