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First Look: 2018 Salomon S/Lab X-Alp Boot

By | 2017-12-05T06:10:18+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|First Look, Gear Review|

  UPDATE: I was finally able to get these boots out on snow. Unfortunately, it wasn't skiing (that's happening soon) it was ice climbing. The outing included a couple miles of road walking, some snow hiking, steep gully scrambling, low angle ice, and a short lead on some WI2-3 ice. Considering I haven't worn the boots for more than 10 minutes in my living room I'd say my first experience was a success. The boots were a little uncomfortable on the road (uneven compacted snow and some bare asphalt), but generally were quite comfortable and warm. Once off the road and on snow, and whilst climbing, they really felt like just another mountaineering boot. I used to have an old pair of Scarpa Invernos that [...]