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Boots! - hbbostonamc.org
Boots!
2012 AMC Winter Hiking Program
Session II: November 13th
Joe Danaher
Tuesday, November 13, 12
Agenda
• Goals
• What to avoid
• Best options
• Single Layer Insulated boots
• Why boot choice is important
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Boot Goals
• Warm
• Dry
• Comfort/Support
• Traction
• Attachment
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Common Themes
• High insulation
• Waterproof
• Low temperature rating (-20F or less)
• Crampon-compatible
• Stiff-soled
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What Not to Wear!
• “3-Season” boots
• Snowshoe or trail running
boots
• “Unrated” winter boots
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Soft or Pac Style Boot
Sorel Caribou (-40F)
• Waterproof rubber lower/
treated leather upper
• Removable thermal inner liner
• Cold temperature rated
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Pac Boots
• Pros:
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Cost (~$100)
Comfort
Easy to fit
Removable liner
Home use too
• Cons:
– Comfort
– Flexible sole
– Limited attachment options
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Kamik Alborg (-58F)
Plastic Double Boots
Scarpa Inverno
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Plastic outer shell
Removable closed-cell foam inner
liner
Vibram sole
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Plastic Double Boots
Koflach Degre
Koflach Arctis Expe
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Pros
• Best protection
from the elements
• Warm and dry
• Removable liner
• Rigid sole
• Secure crampon
attachment
Plastic Double Boots
Cons
Asolo AFS Evoluzione
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Comfort
Big & Heavy
Stiff (shin-bang)
Harder to walk in
Cost (~$300)
Leather Single Layer Insulated Boots
Pros
• Leather upper with
GTX liner
• Good protection from
the elements
• Less bulky than plastic
• Rigid sole
• Secure attachment
La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX
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Leather Single Layer Insulated Boots
Cons
Scarpa Mont Blanc GTX (Wm)
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• Not highly insulated
• Not as warm as
plastic
• No removable liner
• Break-in period
• Cost (>$400)
Single Layer Insulated Boots
Salomon Toundra
•Waterproof liner
•Aerogels insulation (-40F)
•Molded EVA support
•Strap-on crampon compatible
Garmont Momentum GTX
•Gore-Tex XCR liner
•400gThinsulate insulation (-35F)
•Thermoplastic plate support
•Strap-on crampon compatible
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Single Layer Insulated Boots
Sorel Conquest
•Waterproof leather upper
•400g Thinsulate insulation (-60F)
•Steele shank support
•Strap-on crampon compatible
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SLI Boot Considerations
• Be cautious of listed temperature
ratings / disclaimers
• Open cell insulation
• No removable liner
• Lack of product performance history
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Why boots are so important?
• Being able to walk is important
• No substitutes in the field
• May be out longer than expected
• Required gear
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Final Comments
• Rent or borrow if possible
• Choose what makes sense for what
you will be doing
• Talk with leaders now if unsure
• Try them out on WHP trips
• LEADERS HAVE FINAL SAY!!!
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Don’t Forget!
***Boot Night: Thursday, November 15th
6:30p.m.***
Eastern Mountain Sports
1041 Commonwealth Ave Allston
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Appendix
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Boot Comparisons
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Examples and MSRP’s
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Single Layer Insulated Boots
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