Another great achievement for Asolo: the model Elbrus GV has been awarded as “Best Value” by the Trail Magazine (UK).

Here below is what Trail Magazine reported in his review of the model:

IT’S GOOD: The weight and the price set this apart from other 4-season boots, but you also get some important performance benefits. Firstly, the upper does not have too many layers of material with large panels of suede leather and synthetic Schoeller materials in use, while a full rubber rand adds further durability benefits. There is a Gore-Tex waterproof lining too. The outsole is a very aggressive Vibram unit with a deep, widely spaced lugs and a good heel breast. This has a good general fit. The toe is slightly narrowed, to improve performance when scrambling over rock. The ankle cuff gently flexes to allow easier walking but it remains supportive. The outsole has a good rolling action.

HOWEVER:
The foot does sit slightly higher from the ground than some higher price designs, which means this does not feel quite as stable and precise on rockier ground, although this is probably only a issue for those needing the ultimate in performance. The synthetic materials around the ankle cuff may be less durable than other boots. If you want an out-and-out mountaineering design, than others are slightly better, and you can get lighter mountaineering design if you have more cash. Hard to fault for general mountain walking in winter condition, though.

VERDICT: Unless you need the absolute best performance, then this is a superbly priced boot for general winter mountain use, which is very difficult to improve upon.


Features: 5/5

Fit: 5/5

Comfort: 5/5

In Use: 4/5

Value for money: 4/5


Overall score: 92%

THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND THE ELBRUS GV:


The model Elbrus GV in our Alpine-Climbing category and it’s ideal for classical mountaineering, hard trekking and via ferrata.

The upper part is made with water-resistant suede leather of mm 1,6-1,8 and with Schoeller Soft Shell material in the collar part which guarantees the perfect comfort and support.

Its Gore-Tex Performance Comfort Footwear lining guarantees the perfect breathability and waterproofness.


The boots have a rubber rand protection that goes all around the boot in order to have the maximum protection during the activities.

The lacing system is a combination of loop and hardware which allows the precise and fast lace up.
The outsole technology is named Dual Integrated System and the rear part under the heel constructed with two different TPU densities.

The upper element, it’s made with a high-density polyurethane which provides stability and support and it is used for secure the crampon attachment.

The lower element is made of low-density polyurethane combined with the dual-density microporous midsole which assures the optimum shock absorption.

The rubber outsole is the Ascent, a project developed in collaboration with Vibram which guarantees the perfect stability and grip.

The Elbrus GV is compatible with semi-automatic crampons.