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Asolo Freney XT GV boot

New lightweight alpine boots for the winter season

THOSE of us looking forward to the winter season – in particular for hikes in snow and ice – might want to check out Asolo’s new Freney XT GV boot. 

It’s a lightweight alpine boot and when we say lightweight we mean just a few grammes heavier than a standard pair of hiking boots –a pair of size 8s come in at 1280g.

Much of the boot is made from Schoeller Keprotec – a fabric weaved out of a mix of Cordura, Polyamide and Kevlar.

There’s a Gore-Tex liner throughout, Vibram’s Mulaz sole and a full protective rubber rand.

These have a crampon ledge too, so they can accept semi-automatic C2 crampons with a heel-clip.

They cost £300, around the mark you’d expect for pay for a quality lightweight mountaineering boot.

Available in sizes 6 to 13.5 UK.

About the author: Dan Tye

Dan came up with the idea for Adventure 52 after meeting so many like-minded people who love all kinds of adventure activities. He started out as pilot in the RAF, has worked as a ski instructor and has spent the past 12 years as an editor and journalist for motorcycling, aviation and adventure magazines.