Salomon MTN Explore W

A review of the Salomon MTN Explore W

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Price: $725

Weight: 1,270g

Flex: 90

Last: 98mm

Intended Use: Backcountry

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The higher and farther the adventure, the better for the MTN Explore. This lightweight tour-specific boot leaves you with no excuses to cut your day short. A simple two-buckle design helps keep that weight low, and moldable liners make for happy feet (though my feet were content straight out of the box). Streamlined and well thought-out buckles on the cuff make transitioning from walk to ski a piece of cake. In one fluid motion the ski/walk toggle, near the top of the calf, flips horizontally allowing you to close the top buckle in the same movement that flips the toggle to ski mode. Slight bummer: the women’s version of the MTN Explore (preceded by men’s 130 and 110 flex models), is only available in a 90 flex. –Crystal Sagan