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Backcountry Ski Boots

Salomon S/Lab X Alp (2018)

2018 Backcountry Boot

Brand: Salomon

Model: S/Lab X Alp


Specs

Gender

Male

Level

Advanced

GripWalk

Yes

Tech Insole

Yes

Number of Buckles

2

Built for big days and technical ascents, the svelte, two-buckle X-Alp has a “3D” carbon fiber rotating cuff that allows for lateral motion in tour mode. The idea is to allow for more articulated movements during technical hikes and skins. The X-Alp sheds weight with an integrated gaiter that minimizes unnecessary plastic and a thin thermoformable liner that enhances snow feel even more. Testers found it skied surprisingly well, powering mountaineering and midfat skis with aplomb.     

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