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Choosing 4-Season Tents

4-season tents are designed for winter or high alpine use. 4-season tents have less mesh, heavier fabrics, and sturdier supports to withstand harsh winds and big storms. They also have rounded designs that prevent snow from piling up and causing a collapse. These tents can be used any time of the year, but they are heavier and stuffier, so 4-season tents perform best in cold weather.

Wall Type
Preferred by alpine climbers who are more worried about shedding snow than rain, single-wall tents are constructed with waterproof/breathable fabrics such as Gore-Tex to eliminate the need for a rain fly. Double-wall tents consist of an fly over the tent body this tent style is more common in 3-season tents. Shop Single-Wall 4-Season Tents Shop Double-Wall 4-Season Tents
Sleep Capacity
4-season tents sleep anywhere from a single person to eight or more. Often, these tents offer more floor space to accommodate for the added gear necessary for cold-weather camping. Shop 2-Person 4-Season Tents Shop 3-Person 4-Season Tents Shop 4-Person 4-Season Tents Shop 5+ Person 4-Season Tents

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How to Buy an Alpine Touring Boot

Free Your Feet From the Resort

Traditionally, a ski boot was designed for going downhill with as much speed and power as possible, with little thought to the comfort when going uphill. With an aggressive sole material like Vibram, lightweight shell material, and the now-standard lever to switch between walk and ski modes (to free the cuff to rotate or lock it in place), the alpine touring boot changed everything. This is the boot to take into the backcountry.

Binding Compatibility:

An alpine touring boot is either compatible with a standard alpine ski binding (DIN normalized binding), a TECH binding, or both. There’s little difference between the boots except for the extra heel and toe fittings required for a boot to be TECH compatible.

Flex Rating:

A stiff boot will have a high flex rating (120-130+), while a softer boot will have a lower flex rating (100-110). Stiffness benefits you during the descent, but it might cause you pain on the skin track—consider whether you prefer superior comfort or performance.

Weight:

A carbon cuff or tongue, lightweight plastic shell, minimalist buckle design, or honeycomb structure help reduce the weight of an AT boot so you can move faster and feel less fatigued during a long tour.