Kayland Trickles Down Technology From Award Winners

Kayland, an Italian manufacturer of performance footwear will introduces five new models while trickling down technology from higher priced, award-winners to lower priced new models in growth categories of mountaineering, backpacking, and hiking.
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Kayland, an Italian manufacturer of high performance footwear will introduces five new models while trickling down technology from higher priced, award-winning styles to lower priced new models in growth categories of mountaineering, backpacking, and hiking.

“We focused on incorporating current technologies and introducing new technologies in our 2011 models, while keeping the pricing in line with market needs,” explained Brent Merriam, vice president of Novation North America, Inc., the US subsidiary of Kayland's parent company, Novation S.p.A.

The Apex Dual is a lightweight all-round mountaineering boot for challenging and sustained trekking; suitable for climbing of average difficulty. Asymmetrical lacing complete with an Ankle Lock System and webbing loop offers an excellent fit on the ankle joint. A four-layer liner system features Cocona® for odor control and quick drying capabilities, and eVent® fabric for maximum waterproofness and breathability, allowing sweat to escape up to twice as fast as common waterproof breathables. The combination of a composite insole; a cushioning and shock absorbing system in the heel of the midsole; and a TPU Injected Shank, improve stability and promote a natural walking motion.

The Vibram® Mulaz sole offers excellent grip and precise handling. Engineered for semi-automatic crampons, the Apex Dual is available in Black/Red for men and Charcoal/Sky Blue for women with an MSRP of $319.95

The Hunter USA is heavy-duty backpacking boot built to provide support and comfort on long-distance trips with heavy loads on rough terrain. A one-piece oiled suede upper with full rubber rand provides protection and ensures durability, while the eVent® Cambrelle® lining is waterproof and lets the sweat out. The Hunter USA is currently in service with the US military special forces in Afghanistan. It is available in Desert Tan in men's with an MSRP of $269.95.

A new twist on the Contact series, the Contact Dual is a backpacking boot suitable for multi-day treks in total comfort, providing stable, secure support in almost any terrain. The technical materials used in the upper, including microfiber, water-repellent suede, and a breathable, abrasion resistant textile, combined with the new Vibram®Tork outsole and proprietary tri-density midsole result in a light, stable boot with lasting performance. A waterproof and breathable eVent/Cocona lining ensures a comfortable trek. Like the Apex Dual its midsole features a cushioning and shock absorbing system in multiple densities of PU and a TPU Injected Shank for greater comfort and function. A Heel Supportive Band offers improved support. It is available in Brown for men and Sky Blue for women with an MSRP of $229.95.

The new Vertigo Dual is an evolution of the Vertigo High backpacker at a lower price point. A versatile backpacking boot, particularly suitable for technical, difficult trails, off-trail, or via ferrata, it also features the Vibram®Tork outsole; a proprietary tri-density midsole; and eVent/Cocona lining. The upper, built on the classic Kayland derby base is water-repellent suede leather. It is available in Black for men and Grey for women with an MSRP of $219.95.

The Zenith hiking boot takes its inspiration from the award-winning Zephyr and Vertigo Light. It is an extremely lightweight, breathable, mid-cut light hiker with an exceptionally comfortable fit. Perfectly suited for day hikers, fast-packers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. The upper, combining breathable abrasion resistant textile with suede overlay and an injected toe cap and lateral band offers maximum support and protection. An eVent/Cocona lining and a Vibram®Motion sole complete this moderately priced, technical model. It is available in Havana/Cocoa for men and Cool Grey for women with an MSRP of $159.95.

Kayland is an Italian manufacturer of high performance mountaineering, backpacking, hiking, and multi-sport footwear, with a reputation for outstanding fit and innovative materials and technology. With North American headquarters in New Hampshire and a distribution center in the Chicago area, Kayland USA is focused on providing quality products and outstanding service to its US customers. Kayland's Zephyr hiking boot was honored as a recipient of a 2009 Backpacker Editors' Choice Award. The women's Convert hiking boot was bestowed the Women's Adventure Editor's Choice Award and, most recently, the Vertigo Light was named Outside Magazine's Gear of the Year in the hiking boot category. Visit Kayland at www.kayland.com

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