RP Tactical has commissioned a Grey version of Salomon’s Quest boot (Part number 590606) to be available for sale March 1st 2009.
The Quest is also available in Orange (Part number 278432) at most outdoor stores.
The boot is built on the same last as the Salomon XA Pro 3D running shoe; their most popular footwear model and is a beefed up â€œlight hikerâ€ that is intended to protect the wearer’s foot in harsh terrain, even while carrying a heavy load. The sole uses Salomonâ€™s â€œ4D Chassisâ€. The outsole has an ascending lug pattern in the front of the sole, and a braking pattern in the rear. Beneath the foot is a cushioning pad, while the â€œchassisâ€ protects against twisted ankles, and then an additional cushioning pad to absorb rocks and roots underfoot (4 layers= 4D). The Quest’s upper features a full Gore-Tex lining for waterproofing. Aside from fit, what will strike you most about these boots is their ultra light weight.
As the boot is based on the XA Pro 3D and there is also an Orange version available commercially, checking the fit should be possible if you have access to an outfitter. I wear Salomons about a half size up. The toe box is generous in all sizes but I prefer just a little extra room for thick socks. Please remember these are available in Grey exclusively from RP Tactical and there is already one unit who loves them.
Here are a couple of comments from SOF testers, deployed in theater:
“They have saved my ankles on more than one occasion. I was walking the other day and I slipped off a rock right into a hole. let me tell you if i had anything else on, my ankle would be f@#$% up right now. But because of the boots I received a semi mild sprain. Well like I said how can I order 4 more pair when I get home?”
“Dude the boots are f@#$% amazing. everyone wants them. I’m afraid to leave them at the team”
For more information contact:
RPT Consulting LLC
Photo of Orange Quest from Salomon.