Salewa is a company founded in Munich in 1935, specialising in the production of leather and fabric articles, as well as being the first to produce backpacks with frames made of steel tubes and ski poles made from the wood of hazelnut trees. In the winter of 1952, thanks to the growing demand for ski poles, Salewa entered the sports market.

Their assertion in the mountaineering sector happened in 1955 with the Andean expedition on the Cordillera Blanca sponsored by Salewa. Ice equipment, ice axes and crampons became part of Salewa's range of mountaineering products. In 1962, a fully adjustable lightweight crampon was conceived and manufactured and Salewa affirmed its supremacy for the first time in the field of mountain and outdoor equipment. 1978 marked a great change: the range of products was expanded with the production of functional clothing. In 1979, Salewa grouped all its products under one single logo: branded with the Salewa eagle, godmother of the unparalleled quality of their products.

After the birth of Salewa in Austria in 1982, an international structure and a dense distribution network of products was created throughout Europe, in the United States, in Japan and even in New Zealand. The Italian importer Heiner Oberrauch of the Oberalp group acquired the Salewa brand, leading it to success.

With the start of the new millennium, the Salewa brand entered a new dimension, as shown by the creation of its own group of athletes and the Salewa alpineXtrem international team, in addition to the constant development and improvement of its main products.

In the winter of 2009-2010, the brand launched a line of clothing, with the aim of establishing itself in the world markets: alpineXtrem Pro, designed by and for professionals, for extreme, daily and professional use in the mountains.

In 2011 Pomoca, the leading Swiss manufacturer of ski skins, joined the Salewa group of brands at the beginning of the year, reinforcing their role as market leader in cross-country skiing. The merger of these two traditional companies and family management was a clear sign that the concepts of security, trust and reliability in the mountain would continue to be reinforced in the future.

In 2012 Wild Country became a part of the Group, meaning the South-Tyrolean company specialising in mountain sports and the leading British manufacturer of rock climbing equipment sealed a new synergy of expertise in this discipline. The name Salewa has been synonymous with alpine specialisation for more than 75 years. The acquisition of Wild Country allows the mountain sports brand to incorporate the deep expertise of the British company in the world of climbing, in addition to its many years of experience in mountain sports.

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Salewa Solidlogo Dri-Rel Short-Sleeved T-shirt Dark Blue Women
super quality
super quality
Salewa Albris Hike 26L Backpack Blue Orange
I love it!
Exellent salewa quality. Haven't really used it yet, but look forwrd to doing so.
Salewa MTN Trainer Mid GORE-TEX Boots Pistachio Green Black
Excellent quality
Perfect fit right on the box however one of the boots had a slight area that was causing a little bit of friction on my toe but eventually broke free after wearing them around for a while.
Salewa Puez Melange Sweatshirt Dark Green
Awesome! love the colours and the fit
Great fabric quality and finishing materials. nice and strechy, warm!
Salewa Marmolada Trousers Dark Blue
great technical trousers with perfect fit, tested in mountains so I can confirm wind and water proff
Salewa MS Crow GORE-TEX Hiking Boots Black Red
Good Boot so far
Only used them once so far, but in snow & ice with Crampons on. Good fit, alpine style is slightly tighter around the toes. Slightly lose fitting around the top of the boot.But that may of been me not lacing tight enough. Good weight size 45 -750grms each. B2 good and stiff sole. so far so good
Salewa Puez Melange Dry Short Sleeve T-Shirt Light Blue Grey Women
So Nice to wear
Super for sports lovers
Salewa MTN Trainer Mid GORE-TEX Hiking Boots Black Blue Women
Best boot ever
Super good fit for my feet. I’m in SAR and I have a very active life style with lots of hiking. This boot has lasted the longest of all the boots. I currently have 3 Salewa boots:)
Salewa MTN Trainer Mid GORE-TEX Hiking Boots Black Orange
SALEWA = #1hiking boot in the WORLD!!!
Absolutely Love Salewa these are my 5th pair and like all prior The 1st time you put them on it’s like they become a part of you, a little corny on the description but these are Damn Great Hikers and worth every cent!!! LOVE THEM
Salewa Wild Hiker Mid GORE-TEX Hiking Boots Blue Grey Women
light weight solid
the Goretex liner is worthwhile. Boots are flexible and grippy Comfortable and fit is true to size
Salewa MTN Trainer Lite Hiking Shoes Blue Black Green
Brilliant product
Great approach shoes
Salewa Rapace GORE-TEX Hiking Boots Red Orange
Great product / well made
1st day wearing them. 12 hr shift. 6 days a week. Break them in in no time
Salewa Pedroc Cargo 3 Durastretch Shorts Black Women
Good experience with the Salewa brand.
We have good experience with the Salewa brand and the Salewa Pedroc Cargo 3 Durastretch Black Women shorts are very well made.
Salewa Wildfire GORE-TEX Hiking Shoes Green
Very comfortable , looks great shame I didn’t buy another per
The quality is amazing and I can’t wait to use them on my next climb

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