Salomon Featured in Gear Junkie

Part of Salomon’s new adventure touring line, the X Alp boot is a ski mountaineering boot that doesn’t look like your typical skimo hoof. It will remind you of the Arc’teryx Procline boot, as both Atomic and Salomon are under the Amer Sports umbrella.

But the Procline was more of a mountaineering boot that could ski, whereas the X Alp is a randonee-focused ski boot. The 3D rotating cuff is most notable for the uphiller. The ankle has a frictionless 23 degrees of external and 12 degrees of internal range of motion.

That means it moves cleanly fore and aft as well as side-to-side, which will make the climb super comfortable and your après ski dance moves extra boogielicious. It also weighs in at an absurdly light 2.62 pounds. Tether it to a rock so it doesn’t float away.