: A sophisticated lacing system, where stainless-steel balls provide friction-less run of the lace and two clinch-rings easily fasten or unfasten it. Thanks to the extremely low friction, the laces run easily and abrasion is reduced to a minimum.
In the practice, this system allows the user to tighten or un-tighten the boot with one single pull, eliminating the fastidious need to pull or lacing-up the lace at each d-ring pair. The advantage, especially in cold climates and at high altitudes, is obvious.
The Quick Lock clinch-rings, which lock the lace half-way up, also allows the user to regulate the tightness of the lacing in the leg without changing the tightness over the foot. This might be useful, for instance, when wanting to tighten the leg for better support when passing an area with complicated rocks, and wanting to loosen it up when doing easy walking routes.