Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Outdoor Retailer, SLC

Words/Images Judith Ecochard

Draper Ridge

Wenger continued its winning ways with several new styles for Fall 2011.

Heated by battery boots---now are served up five different ways with men's and women's versions made for outdoor city streets and hiking worthy expeditions.

There are three levels of "on board heating options"----integrated heating units ---

---from the top end with two batteries- with Thinsulate Plus lining, outsoles made from Vibram or super dry OutDry $275) to lifestyle boots with one battery---in 3 color waves for gals ($199).

Real Tree Camouflage Boot (middle)

FYI: Three temperature settings too!

Other great kickers include the Made In Italy, top of the line San Rocco ($380) with a dedicated welt bottom, OutDry extreme waterproofing for men...

The Bomber from the Mountaineering Collection with Vibram Tsavo outsole...

The Boilerplate---waterrpoof membrane and super comfortable-with a HyperGrip lug sole that manages to grip uneven terrain and rocks, wet or dry.

Drape Ridge available in a bunch of colors with a classic welted hiking look

And for women the tall elegant Millicent boot -heated:

...and mid height-Lil Millie.

WHAT ELSE: The Evolve knife made from repurposed wood is still a best seller...

---and the high end Special Edition Ueli Steck Swiss Army Knife---named after the pro mountaineer, Swiss speed climber--- with 16 multi-functions including a wore stripper/bender, a flat head screwdriver, hex keys and a bit adapter encased in titanium handles. Ideal for hard core pursuits... opens with single hand---and with safety lock too. $200