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Salomon MTN Explore Ski Boot Salomon MTN Explore Ski Boot
The popularity and attendant quality of touring boots has exploded in the last three years; virtually every manufacturer is offering a touring-specific boot these days, and they all claim to be the most comfortable, most versatile, and best to ski. We can't say for sure who's right, but we can say that Salomon's been at the forefront of this movement from day one, beginning with its backcountry-capable Quest lineup. The new MTN Exlore Boot is a different animal than the Quest, though. It's designed primarily for real backcountry use, not short expeditions out of bounds, and has a lightweight, highly mobile construction to reflect that. The shell is made from lightweight Grilamid and the cuff from flexible Touring polypropylene, and the two are joined together using Salomon's oversized pivot, which provides a stable connection that's ideal for driving wider skis without slop or unnecessary flex. When you're touring, though, it's the front-to-back movement that's most essential. The Explore has a flex rating of 110--stiff but not crazy--and a Surelock ski/walk switch with Motion Flex technology, which gives the cuff a killer 63 degrees of rotation, so you can skin and bootpack like you're wearing a pair of hiking boots. When you lock the switch into ski mode, a carbon fiber spine forms a bomproof connection between the shell and the cuff, so you can use every millimeter of flex without worrying about slop or lack of precision. The power strap lets you cinch things down tight for a highly responsive fit, and the reversed instep buckle pulls your heel back into the pocket and pushes your foot down into the bootboard for top-shelf control. Heat-moldable liners are standard these days, and the Explore's Ultralight CF 3D liner doesn't disapppoint. It conforms easily to the lumps and bumps of your feet, has a flex zone around the ankle and Achilles for smooth striding, and features several loops that are great if you're a lace-up kind of guy. Salomon also designed shell an.
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Salomon MTN Explore Ski Boot Salomon MTN Explore Ski Boot
The popularity and attendant quality of touring boots has exploded in the last three years; virtually every manufacturer is offering a touring-specific boot these days, and they all claim to be the most comfortable, most versatile, and best to ski. We can't say for sure who's right, but we can say that Salomon's been at the forefront of this movement from day one, beginning with its backcountry-capable Quest lineup.The new MTN Exlore Boot is a different animal than the Quest, though. It's designed primarily for real backcountry use, not short expeditions out of bounds, and has a lightweight, highly mobile construction to reflect that. The shell is made from lightweight Grilamid and the cuff from flexible Touring polypropylene, and the two are joined together using Salomon's oversized pivot, which provides a stable connection that's ideal for driving wider skis without slop or unnecessary flex.When you're touring, though, it's the front-to-back movement that's most essential. The Explore has a flex rating of 100--stiff but not crazy--and a Surelock ski/walk switch with Motion Flex technology, which gives the cuff a killer 63 degrees of rotation, so you can skin and bootpack like you're wearing a pair of hiking boots. When you lock the switch into ski mode, a carbon fiber spine forms a bomproof connection between the shell and the cuff, so you can use every millimeter of flex without worrying about slop or lack of precision. The power strap lets you cinch things down tight for a highly responsive fit, and the reversed instep buckle pulls your heel back into the pocket and pushes your foot down into the bootboard for top-shelf control. Heat-moldable liners are standard these days, and the Explore's Ultralight CF 3D liner doesn't disapppoint. It conforms easily to the lumps and bumps of your feet, has a flex zone around the ankle and Achilles for smooth striding, and features several loops that are great if you're a lace-up kind of guy. Salomon also designed shell a...
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Salomon MTN Explore Ski Boot - Women's Salomon MTN Explore Ski Boot - Women's
When the same old sheep trails leading out of the resort gates no longer tickle your sense of adventure, buckle up the Salomon Women's MTN Explore Ski Boot and set your own skintrack into those remote and far-flung backcountry zones. Designed to remain nimble on the up, comfortable during long, contouring skintracks, and dependable on the descent, Salomon's MTN Explore Boot is a solid offering any backcountry-roaming lady will appreciate.Salmon's long been known for it's hard-charging line of alpine boots, but when it came out with its all-new series of backcountry-specific boots, folks were forced to rethink what they thought they knew about Salomon boots. Striking a healthy balance between weight savings and downhill performance, Salomon integrated several new technologies into this boot to make it a well-rounded backcountry tool. For starters, Salomon built the shell around its Sensifit shell technology, which eliminates needless materials throughout the shell but reinforces it in key areas to maintain a progressive and responsive flex while skiing. When coupled with the lightweight carbon spine, the MTN Explore delivers big on the descent, without sacrificing an ounce of performance on the ascent.In terms of fit, the MTN Explore features a narrow 98mm last and easy-flexing 90 flex index ideal for lighter skiers that plan on being in this boot for upwards of eight hours a day hiking for the best snow and most aesthetic lines. The women's-specific liner and cuff is shaped to match narrower legs and calves and is slightly shorter in height to better fit the female leg. And if that wasn't enough, Salomon made the liner heat moldable to ensure a precise and snug fit through the heel, arch, and toe box. With 64 degrees of cuff rotation, the MTN makes short work of bootpacks and long skintracks, and the well-designed buckle layout is specifically designed to trim time from your transitions with just two lightweight aluminum buckles that can be quickly fastened and...
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Salomon S/Lab MTN Ski Boot Salomon S/Lab MTN Ski Boot
After skinning a few thousand vertical feet, wallowing up a powder-filled couloir, or navigating a wind-scoured ridge, it's reassuring to know that your boots will deliver the power and security necessary to actually ski your line well. And while there are plenty of AT boots out there that will feel more like a pair of hiking boots during the ascent, it's still relatively tough to find a pair of AT boots that will deliver the stiffness that hard-charging skiers need when skiing aggressively in steep terrain, making sweeping turns down wind-buffed bowls, or slashing powder turns in the trees on a storm day. Designed with a 120 flex, impressive 63-degree cuff rotation, and a weight well below that what you'd expect from a stiff AT boot, the Salomon S/Lab MTN is quickly earning the reputation as a game changer due to its ability to travel efficiently in the backcountry and crush big descents in challenging conditions.As touring boots have become increasingly more specialized the last few seasons, the industry seems to be asking the average backcountry skier to either sacrifice uphill efficiency for power on the descent (or vice versa) or invest in a quiver of boots to match the different backcountry objectives and conditions they'll encounter throughout a season. If having a closet full of AT boots doesn't necessarily fit in your shoestring budget to ski upwards of 100 days a year, then consider the S/Lab MTN your quiver-of-one backountry boot. Its commanding flex and downhill-focused design puts it at the top of Salomon's MTN line, but its generous 63-degree walk mode, rockered sole, and tech inserts make it a more efficient backcountry tool than any of its predecessors from Salomon's Quest BC line. If all the uphill capabilities of the S/Lab MTN sound great, but the boot's downhill prowess sounds overkill for the kind of skiing that you do, then the MTN Explore might be the better option from Salomon's MTN line. Simply put, the MTN Explore has a more approachable...
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Salomon S/Lab X-Alp Ski Boot Salomon S/Lab X-Alp Ski Boot
The S/Lab X-Alp Ski Boot is an ultralight alpine touring boot straight out of Salomon's lab of gram-counting ski geeks who found out that a good ski boot doesn't necessarily need a tongue or full cuff to ski well. Salomon achieved this tongue-less design by adding carbon to the cuff and making the spine completely out of carbon. As a result, the X-Alp checks in around two pounds per boot, and this model is the stiffest option available in the X-Alp series, making this boot a great choice for backcountry skiers who want to tour far and still have a decent downhill ride. Another benefit of the X-Alp's unique design is the impressive walk mode. Unlike most touring boots, the X-Alp rotates laterally for a more natural stride on the skintrack. There are a couple ski boots with similar designs to this boot, and the major difference is that this gaiter doesn't have a zipper to solidify coverage from snow. The gaiter also features a thermo-moldable liner to provide a customized fit after a simple heating process.
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Salomon X-ALP Explore Ski Boot Salomon X-ALP Explore Ski Boot
Developed in conjunction with Arc'teryx's revolutionary Procline, the Salomon X-Alp Explore Ski Boot is breaking trail in the backcountry world. The most forgiving boot in the X-Alp series, these ultralight kicks aren't just for the uber-extreme, spandex-clad skimo racers--they make a serious argument for aggressive recreationalists looking to push their limits in the alpine. It's hard to compete with the X-Alp's 3D cuff rotation--75 degrees fore and aft and 35 degrees laterally give you the natural and efficient feel of a hiking boot while you're powering through arduous approaches or maneuvering tricky kick turns. The waterproof gaiter keeps snow out of your boots while you're breaking trail after a storm, and the Contragrip rubber soles give you traction and security while you're traversing icy, wind-blasted ridges. These boots shine on techy climbs and ominous traverses, but that's not to say they don't retain Salomon-worthy downhill performance when it's time to rip skins. With a carbon-reinforced Grilamid shell, the X-Alp offers solid power transmission on the descent, so you can confidently rip the hell out of that massive line you put your blood, sweat, and tears into.
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