Traditional hiking boots were made with highly water resistant leather, typically taking months to break in.
GORE-TEX ® Performance Comfort Footwear with split suede leather uppers keep your feet unbelievably dry and comfortable.
GORE-TEX® fabric lining for boots wasn’t introduced until the late 1970’s.
The OrthoLite® sockliner creates a cooler, drier, improved cushioning underfoot.
Rubber toe cap for improved durability and protection.
Contagrip® outsoles deliver optimal traction on slippery or uneven ground.
Salomon’s unique 4d chassis construction gives running shoe like agility.
In the 1970’s boots were 37.5% heavier than today, weighing 2200g.
Quest 4D GTX weigh 650g per boot (Mens size 8.5).
Salomon’s Quest is an extra light walking boot combining a full-height ankle and foot control Chassis delivering impressive ankle support and stability. Its GORE-TEX® Performance technology and suede leather upper guarantees breathable weather protection, keeping your feet dry from the outside in, whilst the protective toe and heel caps provide outstanding durability on rocky terrain.
Born in 1947 in the French Alps, Salomon embodies a passion for the mountains and the freedom they provide. Tried and tested, the first line of hiking boots spent 3 months on the feet of Chamonix Mountain guides and later the French Military specialists. Always looking forward, the designers’ and athletes’ drive and ambition pushes Salomon to the forefront of innovation still today.
Discover further innovations from Rab sleeping bags with Pertex® technology; CamelBak hands-free, easy filling hydration packs; Petzl reactive lighting head torches to Primus compact, heat exchanger stoves.
At Cotswold Outdoor we’ve always been committed to providing expert service, cutting-edge technology and having the widest choice of kit. That’s been the case since 1974 and it’s still the case today.
Primus stoves have been ‘first by name, first by nature’ in cooking, lighting and heating innovation since 1892. Primus equipped the first person to reach the South Pole in 1911 and the summit of Mount Everest in 1953. Today, the Eta Spider Stove is a powerful, compact, lightweight burner featuring a low wind shield and heat exchanger pan for rapid boil time and maximum fuel efficiency.
Petzl’s pinoeering spirit to serve the passion of exploration allows enthusiasts to access some of the most inaccessible places, both day and night. In 1973 Fernand Petzl created the first mountaineering hands-free headlamp using incandescent bulbs. The iconic TIKKA, first launched in 2000, now has many versions, the latest being the R+ compact and powerful with state of the art REACTIVE lighting technology and a USB connection rechargeable battery.
Rab Carrington has been pushing the limits in down clothing and sleeping bag innovation since 1981. Using his extensive experience of lightweight alpine ascents, he created a legacy of designing equipment for the most extreme conditions in the world. Today, the highly technical Ascent 700 is a mid-weight sleeping bag using Pertex® Microlight® fabric and European Hydrophobic down using Nikwax® Technology, retaining insulation in dry and damp conditions.
Born from the most basic human need CamelBak have been reinventing the way people hydrate and perform since 1988. Hands free hydration originated from an IV bag filled with water, slipped into a white tube sock, clipped to the shoulder. The new Antidote™ Reservoir features an easy filling quick-snap cap and fillport, with a low profle fit, maximising space in your pack.