Updates to the Raven 3 GTX

This iteration of the Salewa Raven GTX is updated to make tough alpine terrain light work. Its Gore-Tex-lined upper is still made from a mix of suede and abrasion-resistant mesh. Other upper auxiliary features—also carried on from its predecessor—are the 3F Lacing, Climbing Lacing, and Flex Collar.

Salewa Raven 3 GTX logo

This third version of the Raven GTX still employs a Bilight midsole for durable cushioning. A Vibram WTC outsole makes a comeback but has slight style variation from the previous sole design.

Salewa Raven 3 GTX outsole

Grippy Vibram outsole

This alpine boot from Salewa employs a Vibram WrapThread Combi (WTC) outsole. Its offers grip and surefootedness over rugged terrain.

Salewa Raven 3 GTX lugs

It has a Climbing Zone (a component also present in another mountaineering boot, the Scarpa Charmoz) at the toe area for more precise footwork. Its deep lugs are widely spaced to prevent muck from building up and facilitating automatic shedding of debris.

Ergonomic cushioning

The Raven 3 GTX has a Bilight midsole which has an ergonomic shape to provide optimal shock absorption and long-lasting cushioning. A stiff shank (made of nylon + 27% fiberglass) grants support and optimizes crampon compatibility of the boot.]

Salewa Raven 3 GTX sole

The Multi Fit Footbed Plus (MFF+) has interchangeable layers for personalized underfoot stability and comfort.

Raven 3 GTX gives all the protection you need

The upper of this mountaineering boot from Salewa combines a wear-resistant fabric and suede leather. It is lined with a Gore-Tex Performance Comfort laminate which provides a decent amount of insulation and creates a waterproof yet breathable interior. A rubber rand that wraps the base of the upper and an external toe cap enhances protection and durability.

Salewa Raven 3 GTX upper

The 3F System grants flexibility and support as it connects the instep to the sole and heel. Thanks to its Flex Collar, the ankle’s range of motion is increased. The closure system of the Raven 3 GTX uses combination eyelets for fit management. Lastly, a heel tab assists in easy on and off.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 749g / Women 629g
Cut: Mid cut
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Salewa
Material: Leather
Technology: Gore-Tex

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Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.