Boulder, CO, June 2020 – Salewa North America, the leading mountain sports company born and bred in the Italian Dolomites, added another accolade today as Elevation Outdoors honored the company’s Mountain Trainer Lite Mid GTX with a Peak Gear Award for 2020.

The Mountain Trainer Lite Mid GTX is a lightweight alpine trekking boot with a robust suede and fabric upper plus waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® protection. Designed to provide extra flexibility and increased comfort on both ascents and descents during alpine trekking in mixed and technical terrain, the MTN Trainer Lite Mid GTX has a midsole with dual-density TPU technology which is ergonomically shaped to cradle your foot and provide all-day comfort on longer hikes.

At the ankle, the Flex Collar allows natural movement and adaptability during descents for extended comfort, even when carrying a heavy pack. Underfoot, the reliable grip and tread of Pomoca compound rubber delivers solid yet forgiving walkability in all terrain.

Salewa’s 3F System provides flexibility, support, and a blister-free fit from day one. In addition, the GORE-TEX® Performance Comfort lining delivers optimized weather protection and climate comfort, and a cushioning OrthoLite footbed wicks away moisture, helping to keep your feet cool.

Gear testers at Elevation Outdoors used the Mountain Trainer Lite Mid GTX on a backpacking and fly-fishing trip in Wyoming’s Snowy Range last fall, and then again during the spring hiking season in Boulder. The Mountain Trainer Lite Mid GTX also picked up a Gear of the Year Award from Outside Magazine in March.

“This comfy boot has already won a bunch of outdoor magazine awards so we were a bit apprehensive about following suit…” the Elevation Outdoors review reads. “But the truth is that [the Mountain Trainer Lite Mid GTX] provides the perfect melding of stability, springiness, and guts out on the trail.”

About The Oberalp Group: The Oberalp Group is a family-owned business based in Bolzano, Italy, that employs almost 700 people worldwide. Since 2007, Oberalp has had a North American subsidiary based in Boulder, Co., that runs the sales, operations, marketing, distribution, and service for the Group’s brands in the US and Canada.

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