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HIKING BOOTS: HI-TEC V-lite Altitude Ultra WPi Ion-Mask


The Hi-tec Altitude Ultra V-lite WPi is a lightweight leather boot that uses a waterproofing system called “Ion Mask”, which makes the boot completely waterproof but without using a waterproof membrane (such Gore-Tex or eVent) or sock liner, which many people find sweaty and nothing like as breathable as they’d have you believe. The boot iteself is part of Hi-Tec’s V-Lite range of lightweight walking boots. Read an independent review here: http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/news/article.asp?UAN=5721 The waterproof “ion mask” technology is a super DWR nano-technology treatment developed by P2i Labs, and is applied to the entire boot see: http://www.wetisdry.com/

  • Fullgrain Leather Uppers
  • 100% Waterproof Ion-Mask™ cutting edge technology
  • Hydrophobic wipe clean surface
  • Exclusive durable lightweight Vibram traction out-sole
  • CMEVA Midsole with StabilaFlex lastingboard for rigidity
  • Light weight Rustproof hardware (eye-lets)
  • Moisture wicking lining
  • Padded tongues for comfort
  • Incredibly lightweight at just 1240g


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Author: Phil Newby