This fall, BRP is launching an entirely new line of Ski-Doo snowmobiling boots, keeping in mind what made the original “Ski-Doo boots” great.
Each of the five models is 100% new, designed by BRP not just to set the standard for waterproofness, breathability and warmth, but for being perfectly suited to snowmobiling.
Input from snowmobilers was critical to the design process, and dozens of enthusiasts tested the boots last winter, offering feedback that has been incorporated into the products.
The new line includes:
– Absolute 0 boots
– Helium boots
– Holeshot boots
– Trail boots
– Kids & Teen Holeshot boots
Two boots in particular showcase BRP’s unique insight into snowmobilers’ needs and use of the best technologies:
In keeping with the Absolute 0 line of riding gear, the Absolute 0 boot is the warmest boot BRP has ever offered – it’s comfort rated to an incredible -105 ºF (-76 ºC).
Much of that warmth comes from a cuttingedge insulation, Spacetex. It combines a metalized fabric to reflect heat back to the foot with a microperforated felt to allow perspiration to escape.
The entire boot is made of materials that remain flexible even in extreme cold. The overall design and styling is intended for relaxed riding. The Absolute 0 boots come in Charcoal Grey and retail at US$219.99 / Can$259.99.
For more active, energy-intensive riding, there’s the Helium boot. It features a Sympatex membrane that is totally windproof, waterproof and 120% more breathable than the best-known membrane. Thinsulate insulation earns the Helium boots a comfort rating to -75 ºF (-59 º C).
BRP designed the boot to flex for mountain and racing-type riders and incorporated features they need like a tough rubber toe cap, moulded rubber ankle protection, and a twin-lock EZ-lace system.
There are two models available: a grey version with black and light grey accents; and a charcoal grey version with bold yellow highlights and Ski-Doo logos. Both retail for US$179.99 / Can$214.99.
The entire Ski-Doo 2011 boot collection can be purchased at authorised Ski-Doo dealers as well as online at store.ski-doo.com.