Kayland Apex Plus GTX Boots
From the high gaiter and light weight to the durable sole and surprisingly low price tag, Tom Ripley finds a lot to like in these B3 boots.
The iconic Scarpa Charmoz is back for the AW16 season and has been heavily updated compared to its predecessor. The boot comes in both male and female versions and is just at home trekking in the high mountains as it is climbing up a Scottish gully in the winter. The biggest update is to the lining of the boot, which now uses OutDry Lamination to ensure the boot is fully waterproof.
OutDrys construction means that the boot stays lightweight before, during and after prolonged use. This is because OutDry is bonded directly to the outer, which leaves no seams or gaps and therefore no way for water to get in. This layer is also highly breathable to ensure feet stay cool and comfortable throughout the day.
The uppers are made from L-Tech and Microtech synthetic leather which is lightweight and tough, ensures the boot can deal with the harshest of conditions. Built on the popular and modern NAG last the fit is supportive, and very precise, making it ideal for alpine climbing. The boot also makes use of memory foam and an Autofit Collar, and a new lacing system, means the boot is able to be comfortable and fit a variety of foot shapes and volumes.
The sole of the boot is the Vibram Pentax Precision II XT which features Activ Impact Technology. This highly sophisticated sole places cushioning and stability in the perfect zones underfoot. The boot is crampon rated to B2.
To see more information about the Charmoz, visit the Scarpa UK website.