Tech that will take you to the top.
The Koflach Men's Arctis Expe Boot will take you as high as you want to go, and then some. Everything about this boot is made to help you conquer high altitudes. It starts with the Pebax plastic used on the upper section that will stay durable and tough, no matter how cold things get. Koflach's Vario joint helps give you the best possible range of movement, so you don't have to worry about your boots when you're front-pointing 50-degree ice above a 2000 foot cliff. Steel rollers let you lace up as tight as possible, without any undue exertion, since you'll need all the energy you have to help you complete your climb. In order to help with lacing even more, Koflach used its Y-technology, which is a way of combining hard plastic for most of the upper with softer, more supple plastic to make lacing a breeze.
Further inside the boot you'll find a removable Arctics Expe HA liner to help keep your feet warm. Make sure you take them out and put them in your sleeping bag at night! Nobody likes waking up and trying to put on frozen liners. Rubber randing around the outside of the boot helps to minimize wear and abrasion, and gives you a bit of "stick" where you need it. Speaking of stick, the Vibram Dalaugiri soles offer plenty of traction when the ground gets slick. Toe and heel welts round out this expedition-monster by allowing you to fit into just about any crampon system available.
- Pebax plastic upper
- Vario joint
- Steel roller lacing
- Removable Arctics Expe HA liner
- Rubber randing
- Vibram Dalaugiri sole
- Toe and heel welts
- Item #KOF0002
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: 8
Koflach makes some bad*** big mountaineering boots. They fit my foot a quit large and that was even with double socks. The Viabram soles are an added convenience when hitting exposed rock rather than snow pack. The laces are quick and easy to tie. They take some breaking in so be sure to buy early on! The Arctis Expe Boot has some crampon welts and I have had no issues attaching crampons of any type. The inner boot has a nice rough sole on the bottom that is particularly nice when in camp; I can walk around in them without worry of destroying the boot too quickly. The most important part is that they keep my usually cold feet nice and toasty.
Still Great Boots
These boots are warm and work great. They are being outpaced by new, higher-end leathers. These will stand the test of time as they are simple, durable, warm and easy fitting. Ed Viesturs used these to climb all the 8000M peaks. why ask for more?
Are these boots compatible with the Salomon MNC system?
I got a coupon from your tent at the Ouray Ice Festival a few weeks ago but can't find it. I was wanting to use it to buy a pair of Koflach plastic boots. Any chance of getting a replacement coupon?