Korkers’ Wading Boots Named “Best New Wading Boot”
Thursday February 27th 2014, 1:22 pm
Filed under: Fly Fishing,Hunting,Outdoor

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Outdoor Canada magazine recently named the Boa-powered Devil’s Canyon Wading Boot from Korkers the “Best Wading Boot” in its round-up of Best New Fly Fishing Gear for 2014.

The editors commented:  “At the forefront of wading boot innovation, Korkers’ latest offering promises comfort, durability and a steady footing. The Devil’s Canyon has a new midsole that drains water quickly keeping the boot light and providing extra support and comfort. The Omni-Trax interchangeable sole system offers nine different soles for various conditions, while the M2 Boa lacing system prevents laces from coming undone.”

The Korkers Devil’s Canyon Wading boot is available at www.korkers.com

How Strong is the Boa Closure System? And other FAQs Answered.


L4 Knob 2 Silver Pad PrintAre all Boa Closure Systems the same?

Yes and no.

The Boa Closure System consists of aircraft-grade stainless steel laces and a low-profile, powerful dial that work together to provide a premium alternative to traditional laces.

The Boa Closure Systems fall into three main categories, called “power levels”:

1. Boa High-Power Closure System is found on snowboard boots and other large, high-cut footwear that requires the unequaled strength and gear ratio advantage Boa delivers. See How It Works

2. Boa Mid-Power Closure System is ideal for mid-cut footwear such as utility boots, hiking boots, safety shoes, inline skates and ski boot liners. See How It Works

3. Boa Low-Power Closure System was specifically designed for low-cut footwear. This is where Boa brings superior performance, convenience and comfort to cycling shoes, golf shoes, running shoes and casual footwear. See How It Works

How Strong is the Boa dial?

From the beginning, our design goal has been that the dial should outlast the boots in any conditions, a promise backed by Boa’s “Dialed In for Life” Guarantee. The Boa Closure System has tens of thousands of hours of testing on it in all types of terrain and environments, from mountain trails to terrain parks to construction sites.

Is any lubrication necessary to keep my Boa’s running smoothly?

No, our extensive product testing has determined that a simple rinse with fresh water is sufficient to clean debris out of the dial. Never put an oil based lubricant (such as WD-40) in your Boa as it will degrade the integrity of the components.

My footwear collects a lot of grit and grime. Will Boa stand up to abrasive debris? How durable is it?

Don’t let the size of the Boa lace fool you. That relatively thin lace is gram-for-gram stronger than tank armor. It is constructed of aircraft-grade stainless steel. For demanding environments, it may be jacketed in nylon. As a bonus, athletes (and other Boa fans) appreciate that they can simply hose off all the mud and grime after their endeavor.

Upgrade to Boa Field Tester and Rewards Program


Learn more about Boa Technology’s B Company Field Tester Program in this short video.

Think you’re tough on your gear? Do your outdoor pursuits lead you down unmarked paths, through waist-deep powder, straight into muddy puddles and occasionally up the proverbial creek without a paddle? If this sounds like you, then you know only the best product has survived throughout your adventures, with the rest tattered by the wayside. And this makes you the right person to join Boa B Company.

Boa B Company troops love active challenges and help make a tough product even tougher for the next generation. Click here to apply for the chance to join Boa B Company, a new field testing program that puts you in the driver’s seat to try new, unreleased products and help us develop and evolve the same world-class performance technology we’ve been delivering since 2001.

How it Works:

1. Experience the Fit. Try on a Boa-powered product for work, play or leisure and experience the benefits of the Boa Closure System (you can view a selection of Boa-powered footwear and equipment at www.boatechnology.com).

2. Upgrade Your Gear. Purchase a Boa-powered pair of cycling shoes, golf shoes, outdoor shoes, utility, hunting and fish boots or medical products.

3. Tell us what you think. Apply to become a Boa field tester here and tell us what you think.

4.  Get Rewarded for participating. B Company members receive access to special offers and promotions, receive membership discounts, access to new and unreleased products, and may apply for ‘Epic to Me” Adventure Grants.

Enter to Win in the 12 Days of Boa Today
Friday December 14th 2012, 2:24 pm
Filed under: Company News,Cycling,Golf,Hiking,Hunting,Running,Skiing,Snowboarding,Utility & Safety


Every year at this time, we at Boa Technology like get into the holiday spirit by giving away some great gear from our partner brands. This year we’re giving away amazing prizes from Footjoy, Gaerne, Korkers, P3 Pillows, Red Wing Shoes, Ride Snowboards, Smith, Specialized, Vans, Viking and Zoot.

Visit the Boa Closure System Facebook page to enter today. Simply enter your name and zip code and hit “Submit” to become eligible to win one of 12 daily prizes to be awarded between December 12 and 23.

Good luck!

Boa Partner Products in the Spotlight
Wednesday June 20th 2012, 8:47 am
Filed under: Company News,Cycling,Hiking,Hunting

The latest outdoor gear to feature the Boa Closure System to hit the press lately include Specialized’s new S-Works Trivent Triathlon shoes, Korkers wading boots, The North Face Enduro Plus Pack, and Simms Rivertek Boa wading boots, to name a few.

Below are few other recent gear reviews of note.


Mountain Bike Action reviews the Specialized Rime MTB shoe with Boa.


Outdoor Life reviews the L.L. Bean Technical Big Game Boot with Boa, including an A+ rating for its construction and materials.


Mountain magazine calls the Specialized S-Works Road shoe with Boa the “World’s Sickest Road Shoe”.

Outside‘s 2012 Buyer’s Guide credits the Vaude Terkum’s Boa-equipped hipbelt for why this 75L backpack rides so well when carrying a heavy load.

Boa Technology Forms Partnership with Glenbrook Consumer Partners


Strategic alliance funds Boa’s next growth phase

PRESS RELEASE: Boa Technology Inc., the Colorado-based creator of the revolutionary Boa® Closure System featured in performance footwear, action sports, outdoor and medical products worldwide, has received funding from Glenbrook Consumer Partners, a San Francisco-based investment firm that finances innovative, high-growth consumer brands. The agreement, finalized May 18, includes a strategic majority investment to accelerate Boa’s brand growth.

“Boa exemplifies all of the elements we seek in a partner,” says Peter Breck, a managing director at Glenbrook Consumer Partners. “It has a highly differentiated product offering, attractive and scalable business model, a large market opportunity and, most importantly, an extremely talented, passionate and high-integrity team.”

Boa Technology began in 1998 as the brainchild of entrepreneur Gary Hammerslag. After recognizing the limitations of traditional shoelaces and other closure systems, he crafted a dial-based prototype that became the Boa Closure System. Now the gold standard of closure, it appears in numerous footwear categories including cycling, golf, outdoor, snowboarding, utility as well as helmets and medical bracing. Boa partners with over 100 premium brands, among them: K2 Snowboarding, Vans, Footjoy, Specialized, Red Wing, Bata Industrials, TrekSta, Smith, Exos Medical and DeRoyal Medical.

“As demand for our system grows, so does our need to expand our resources and capabilities,” says Mark Soderberg, Boa’s CEO. “The Glenbrook team’s long history and proven track record of supporting great management teams to build world-class consumer brands, coupled with their financial commitment, puts Boa in a stronger position to act on opportunities that will help us achieve our goal of placing a Boa-powered product in every life.”

“We look forward to working with Boa’s management to build the Boa brand, introduce more users to the Boa Closure System and help deepen its relationships with both brand partners and end users,” says Glenbrook principal Trevor Ashley.

In conjunction with this transaction, long-time Boa President Mark Soderberg assumes the additional role of CEO. Founder Gary Hammerslag will remain company chairman and lead Boa’s new European office opening later this year.

Middle-market investment banking firm Integris Partners and the law firm Patton Boggs, LLP advised Boa Technology.  Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP provided legal counsel to Glenbrook.

Boa Lacing System Reviews: The L.L. Bean Technical Upland Hunting Boots
Tuesday November 23rd 2010, 10:03 am
Filed under: Hunting
The Boa Lacing System used and abused on the L.L. Bean Technical Upland Boot

The Boa Lacing System used and abused on the L.L. Bean Technical Upland Boot

Eight More Miles hunting blog has issued its follow up observations to an already stellar Boa Lacing System review on the L.L. Bean Technical Upland Boot.

“My Upland Technicals are the only pair I’ve worn this season – they’re that comfortable. The Boa stainless steel lacing system cinches the boot around your foot as tight or as loose as you want it — perfect for different terrains and temperatures. I found myself lacing them up pretty tight during cool morning trips, and loosening them slightly during the warmer afternoons as my feet began to swell.”

Read the rest by clicking HERE.

L.L. Bean Technical Upland Boot with Boa Wins Award
Thursday August 19th 2010, 3:03 pm
Filed under: Hunting

Congrats to L.L.Bean and their men’s Technical Upland Boot with Boa for winning the 2010 Field and Stream “Best of the Best” Award! Check out the rest of the winners in the September issue of Field & Stream.


Hunting Season is Around the Corner…ScentBlocker Boots Have you Covered
Thursday August 27th 2009, 3:33 pm
Filed under: Hunting

ScentBlocker Revolutionizes the Knee Boot Again With Boa Lacing System Technology
Thursday June 04th 2009, 2:53 pm
Filed under: Hunting

From Ammoland.com


With the overwhelming success of the Dream Season Boot line, ScentBlocker has proudly introduced a new knee boot breakthrough utilizing Boa Technology. The integrated Boa Lacing System provides a custom dialed fit for high performance never seen before in a knee boot. Just a simple click of the Boa Lacing system and you are provided ultra-high performance for the hunter on the move and at the stand.