Comfort temperature measured when static: 0°C; when moving: -11°C.
Breathable, waterproof membrane to keep your feet dry.
SNOWCONTACT technology: optimal grip and traction, 3 mm lugs.
Traction on snow thanks to the location and 3 mm depth of lugs.
Upper stem with a hook on the top of the upper for a good fit.
Measurement of the thermal insulation of our boots:
Based on the field and lab tests carried out to measure the perception of cold among a panel of users, we gauge the thermal insulation of our boots when stationary (static) and when moving (dynamic). It is therefore possible to accurately know down to which temperature your shoes are protecting you. The comfort temperature ratings are given for the boots. We take into account the differences in the perception of cold between men and women.
Footwear waterproofing test:
Tested in the laboratory, the boots provide optimal waterproofing. The boots are initially immersed in water with pressurized air inside to check for bubbles on the surface of the boot. Then they are placed on a mechanical arm simulating walking, half immersed in water. We check that the insides of the boots stay perfectly dry. These laboratory tests are supplemented by use and aging tests in the field.
3 levels of waterproofing:
During the waterproofing tests, we test 3 levels of waterproofing, with 2000 flexes (approx. equivalent to a 4 km walk), 4000 flexes (approx. equivalent to an 8 km walk) and 8000 flexes (approx. equivalent to a 16 km walk).
Waterproof rating of the boot:
This model of boot has been tested with up to 2000 flexes, equivalent to 4 km of walking.
The SNOWCONTACT soles are made with a specific component and lug pattern designed to ensure the best possible grip and traction. SNOWCONTACT soles are more efficient than traditional soles on snow. When walking on ice, the only way to ensure optimum safety is to add ice grips to your boots.
This boot has been tested in the field under the same climatic conditions in which it will be used by hikers accompanied by the product manager. In particular, we analyze the technical elements of the boots to check the product against its specifications and any feedback that you have sent us.
Our engineers conduct laboratory tests to fully guarantee your satisfaction in use. We validate the following elements among other things: strength of the eyelets and straps, strength of the glued assemblies, toxicology, UV resistance, abrasion resistance of the sole and upper components, and accelerated aging.