ALFA SKO (+ROTTEFELLA)
Rottefella Xplore + ALFA Free A/P/S GTX
Design: Xplore binding: Øyvar Svendsen + Free A/P/S GTX: Ingrid Brandth
Product material: Binding: TPR/Rubber + Boots: Cordura/PU
Product weight: Binding 530 g/pair + Boots 840 g/boot (EU 43)
Statement from the jury:
Rottefella is launching a completely new backcountry touring/adventure binding system and Alfa is launching a completely new Xplore ski boot, Alfa Free A/P/S. The system offers easy step in and out, light weight, unrestricted range of motion and lateral stiffness, which is unparalleled in the touring ski category. This will help users take full advantage of touring ski capabilities in any condition. Alfa Sko has made a boot which truly matches the binding capabilities with enough stiffness for stylish telemark turns while offering great walking comfort. “The double Boa lacing system enables fine-tuning of fit and pressure to most situations”, one jury-member states. The outsole offers very good traction and with the Gore-Tex membrane the boot can be used in any weather, from icy cold to slushy wet. And it looks good too!
Extreme stability in binding and boots for great ski handling while allowing a natural skiing technique with a comfortable flex point in the sole.
PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES
The Xplore system redefines ski touring, increases the pleasure of skiing and opens possibilities for new adventures. The binding and the flex point in the sole let you ski naturally and efficiently, so you can cover longer distances, climb with less effort and improves the grip. The stability in the system and the integrated ankle support improves the ski handling and makes you a better skier. The stability of the binding and the boots will make it possible to drive even demanding downhill runs. Step in and out of the binding with ease and an outsole designed for walking in winter terrain.
INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE
Backcountry skiing with greater stability than normal BC equipment for more varied experiences. The Xplore system is intended for a wide range of uses, from day trips in forests and fields to multi-day trips in the high mountains.
Paramount criteria for the Xplore products, and all of the Alfa and Rottefella products, are functionality as well as lasting quality that you can rely will last for many years. At the same time it should be inspiring and look innovative.
Available in stores: October 2021
Recommended retail price: Binding 229€ + Boots 599€