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