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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 » read more »

HIKING BOOTS: La Sportiva Aequilibrium LT Walking Boots (GTX)  

I’ve used Sportiva Trango type boots for years as i can get a good deal as an IML, but i’ve always been a little disapointed by the lack of deapth and agresiveness of the soles. With the Aequilibrium i feel Sportiva have finally nailed the perfect boot. Its light, stiff and comfortable. The fancy yellow/black » read more »

HIKING BOOTS: La Sportiva Trango S Evo (GTX)  

A fantastic pair of very light-weight stiff 4 season boots that will take a crampon (great for strap on C1, will just about take a C2 if you are not doing anything really steep). Comfortable out of the box and require no breaking in. Great positive grip on rock, and also feel really confident edging » read more »

Author: Phil Newby