All of these new models you will see here are coming Spring 15. I really like the direction Salewa is moving and their styles will fit right in with niche military/tactical users.
First up is the Alp Flow featuring WL Gore’s Surround Technology. It’s based on the best selling Alp Trainer and incorporated the Gore-Tex Surround into a full grain letter upper. They were the first brand to feature this technology and it’s already available in the Escape and Ramble. For the Alp Flow, they’re using radiator technology to leverage the Surround material to force the hot air out and allow cooler air in.
Next is the Redesigned Rapace GTX (left) and Mountain Trainer Mid GTX (right). The laces are all the way to the end of the toe box. Additionally, they’ve added the new 3-piece adjustable footbed. Finally, they’ve lined the entire heel cup and collar with Ortholite foam which molds to the wearer, offering a better fit. Notably, the Rapace is also crampon capable.
Finally, Salewa is introducing a pack range to North America. Known for so clean, technical designs in Europe, they’ve chosen 9 of their proven styles to bring here. We’re giving you a taste with this Crest 25. It’s a 25 liter, lightweight alpine pack. It offers a breathable close fitting back panel and a clean design. Don’t forget, there’s also an integrated rain fly.
For those of you that clicked through, check out this little surprise. The Firetail EVO Mid, GTX, available September 1st! it’s their first all Black boot, and the guys at Recoil magazine have been raving about it. Chris Costa is also reportedly wearing these. They took the popular Firetail EVO which we’ve written about before and are now offering a mid height version.