The Raven 2 GTX boots have been heavily designed with a busy mix of textures, colours, wire detail and a 3-dimensional metal logo embossed on the outside. Even the lacing system contains miniature ratchets. Luckily Salewa have been just as busy designing the interior. The ankle support is comfortable and the boots come with two pairs of foot beds which fit a wider variety of feet and provide extra support. The stiffened sole gives you confidence on mountainous terrain, with deep lugs and a textured mid-section. The Gore-Tex protection ensures feet stay dry and, thanks to durable materials and crampon compatibility, they suit winter conditions too. Salewa is so confident in the fit that they offer a ‘100% blister free guarantee’ – what more could you want? 670g per boot, B2 rated.
VERDICT: Well-designed for comfort and performance.
BEST FOR: Any technical terrain in the mountains.
Review by Jen Roberts @jenroberts70