When you are carrying a 40 pound pack over high mountain passes, every step counts. Our Elite Lacing System (ELS) will make sure you are secure every step of the way. The ELS is our fifth generation lacing system, and it is the result of endless testing and development. With three zones for adjustment, it is easy to get the perfect fit. On those long hikes, you will appreciate the Ultrasuede lining that keeps your feet comfy and blister free mile after mile.