Trek S/Lab Snowboard Boot
Long anticipated from the splitboarder community, the Salomon Trek S/Lab Snowboard Boot is the first fully articulated snowboard boot for the serious touring and hiking rider, that still functions as a real snowboard boot for the downhill. All the years of experience under Salomon's belt comes to fruition in the design of the Trek S/Lab, what, with the cuff technology that adjusts between Touring mode for a longer, more efficient and comfortable stride and the Riding mode that tightens and supports through zonal Boa lacing for a fit that excels in steep, technical downhill terrain.
When in Ride mode, the Hike and Ride Boa upper closure system cinches down a secure fit in seconds with the quick twist of a dial, and pairs with the Trek lacing system for independent zonal closures that give you a locked-in feel without any pressure points. You don't lose an ounce of snowboard-feel when going downhill, and the responsive flex is more than ready for gnarly steeps, cliffs, and tight trees. In Touring mode, the Boa releases quickly and the Skin Up liner closure expands its range of motion, allowing the cuff to become fully articulated for a plush uphill adventure with longer strides.
Beyond being the first boot that excels both up and downhill, Salomon gave the Trek S/Lab all the classic features that help it stand out from the crowd. An impact-absorbing Ortholite C3 footbed keeps your dogs quiet and happy as you traverse longer approaches and rip through choppy terrain, while the Full Custom Fit Pro liner uses heat-moldable foam to provide an exact fit to your foot's shape. The wide toe-box delivers superior comfort after spending all day on your feet, even when traversing or using crampons, and the Trek EC+ outsole is as lightweight as it is grippy for reliable traction in sketchy no-fall-zones.
- Splitboard-focused boot with groundbreaking uphill tech
- Hike + Ride Boa lacing system switches from Tour to Ride mode
- Fully articulated cuff for longer, efficient uphill strides
- Thermo-moldable foam provides a customized fit
- Responsive flex performs exceedingly well on the downhill
- Ortholite C3 footbed adds plush, cushioned comfort
- Hiking-inspired outsole keeps traction at forefront of design
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I really wanted to keep these boots. They are extremely comfortable and the walk mode is a great idea. Ultimately, I returned them because of concerns around the BOA system (there's a lot going on there and a lot of force applied to the cables in walk mode). However, the main reason for the return was the lack of stiffness in the "shank" of the boot. If you're touring exclusively this may not be an issue, but if you plan on kicking steps, using strap-on crampons, etc then the flexibility in the sole of this boot was a deal breaker for my use case.
Comfortable right out of the box.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Just picked these up and right off the bat, they are super comfortable. I can tell there is some breaking in to do, but already being this comfortable... I'm extremely happy. Nice wide foot bed, ankle closure is nice and tight but comfortable, no heel lift. Functionality is super easy and simple. Love the power strap and the quick adjustability that comes with it! More to come once I've been able to put these babies through the wringer!! Fit pretty true to size! I normally wear 11-11.5 in street shoes and I bought these in 11. Perfect fit.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This revolutionary boot is excellent for backcountry and side-country enthusiasts as well as those riders who spend long days in their snowboard boots. With so many features and adjustments the Salomon Trek boot is perfect for riders that expect a lot from their gear.