Designed For the Fast Roping Specialist in rugged desert environments
Designed together with Parachuting Special Forces, the Pilgrim TSC DS is very light weight and breathable, specifically suitable for hot and desert climates. The malleolus is protected on both sides by an integrated layer of Poron® Performance Material. Poron® is a dual action solution to help alleviate the amount of damaging shockwaves caused by strenuous activities and to absorb lateral impact. Other features are an anti nail penetration insert in the insole, antistatic construction, and antistatic nitrile sole. Designed with features to meet the needs of demanding fast ropers. The internal side of the shoe has been reinforced and treated to withstand rope friction, a higher density EVA insert has been placed in the midsole to resist the heat generated by rope friction.
This Boot is certified as Personal Protective Equipment according to CE EN 20347:2012 O1 P HI CI AN HRO FO SRA
With a focus on comfort and breathability the AIR 8000 upper fabric allows for added breathability so you can stay hotspot free all day.
The VIBRAM Curcuma mountain sole is designed to carry you through rugged trails to sensitive tactical environments, it is there for you. - The specially designed rubber compound is antistatic nitrile rubber, heat resistant in compliance with EN ISO 20345 clause 6.4.4. ( tested in accordance with the Iso 20344 clause 8.7 level 300 °C ) and POL Petrol Oil Lubricant resistance in compliance with Iso 20345 5.8.7 (tested in accordance to Iso 20344 clause 8.6.1)
AKU ELICA TECHNOLOGY
ELICA Technology ensures an anatomical fit to provide better stability and weight distribution across your boot sole to reduce pressure points and encourage better form and posture.
- Sole: VIBRAM Curcuma - Antistatic Nitrile Compound for Heat and Oil Resistance
- Footbed: AKU EVA Anti-Static Ergonomic Insole
- Lasting Board (stiffness): 2MM Nylon, Die Cut EVA & Anti-Puncture Fabric According to EN 12568:2010 for Flexibility, Responsiveness & Protection
- Midsole: EVA Midsole with Higher Density Insert to Withstand the Friction Heat Generated by Fast Roping
- Upper: 100% High Tenacity Polyamide & 1.6mm Italian Suede
- Weight: 580 Grams per Boot
- Made in Europe
This is all the footwear I heard it was loving it. All the ankle support and traction in such a light boot is amazing. You can wear them loose for comfort off task.
Excellent for hot weather: Could possibly fly under the AR670-1 radar with boots unbloused. Mostly keep these in the ruck as backup. Hiking with a 40lb ruck, these provided excellent traction, adequate ankle support and made the hike a breeze. While I could feel a couple of rocks underfoot, that was a fair trade for the weight of the boots. I went with my UK/EU(9.5/44) size instead my usual US 10.5D, which worked: YMMV.
Excellent pair of boots. The Vibram outsole is fantastic, with a nice heel brake. Rubber gives great grip even in extreme cold weather. Way better than the proprietary outsoles on competitors boots. The lower stitching is covered on these, which is great cause that was a vulnerable point on the standard Pilgrims. The flexibility of the sole is pretty much the same as the regular Pilgrims, however the upper is much more flexible. The leather on the lower portion of the boot is also much thinner and more flexible than the original Pilgrims. The lace loop on the tongue is a great feature for keeping the tongue centred. And the lace pocket in the tongue is awesome for keeping the laces from flopping when hiking in shorts, or when in uniform. The color is listed as a shade of green, but they’re close enough to brown I can get away with wearing them in uniform. Way closer to brown than the green/beige original Pilgrim DS. Super breathable, I prefer non Gore-Tex boots and these are cool and dry. With regards to fit, definitely get a half size down. All my other boots are 9.5, and the insoles that are sized for those fit perfectly in a size 9 Pilgrim. Heel pocket and instep fit the same as 9.5’s from other brands, but the forefoot width is average to slightly narrow. I have a wide forefoot so I’d prefer a little wider, but they still work for me. If you want something for heavy loads over rough terrain choose the original Pilgrim instead. Only thing I’d change is making the middle lace loop a metal lace lock like the Pilgrim Combat instead of the webbing loop on these, but I get that it’s supposed to be light and flexible. Overall super happy, these are a great light flexible boot. For the price these blow the usual suspects from competitors out of the water.