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Flux Drytop - Men's

NRS Flux Drytop - Men's

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GTX Rogue Drytop - Men's

Kokatat GTX Rogue Drytop - Men's

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Gore-Tex Full-Zip Jacket - Men's

Kokatat Gore-Tex Full-Zip Jacket - Men's

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Rio Top Paddle Jacket

NRS Rio Top Paddle Jacket

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H2Core Silkweight Shirt - Short-Sleeve - Men's

NRS H2Core Silkweight Shirt - Short-Sleeve - Men's

$34.95

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Endurance Jacket - Men's

NRS Endurance Jacket - Men's

$99.95

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H2Core Silkweight Shirt - Short-Sleeve - Women's

NRS H2Core Silkweight Shirt - Short-Sleeve - Women's

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HydroSkin 0.5mm - Short-Sleeve - Men's

NRS HydroSkin 0.5mm - Short-Sleeve - Men's

$79.95

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Splashdown Spray Jacket - Long-Sleeve

Stohlquist Splashdown Spray Jacket - Long-Sleeve

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Torrent Spray Jacket - Short-Sleeve - Men's

Stohlquist Torrent Spray Jacket - Short-Sleeve - Men's

$119.90

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HydroSkin 0.5mm - Long-Sleeve - Men's

NRS HydroSkin 0.5mm - Long-Sleeve - Men's

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Tropos Re-Action Jacket

Kokatat Tropos Re-Action Jacket

$188.95

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Torrent LS Paddle Jacket

Stohlquist Torrent LS Paddle Jacket

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H2Core Lightweight Shirt - Long-Sleeve - Men's

NRS H2Core Lightweight Shirt - Long-Sleeve - Men's

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Splashdown ST Spray Jacket with Hood

Stohlquist Splashdown ST Spray Jacket with Hood

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H2Core Lightweight Pullover Hoodie - Men's

NRS H2Core Lightweight Pullover Hoodie - Men's

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Hydrus 3L Stoke Dry Top - Men's

Kokatat Hydrus 3L Stoke Dry Top - Men's

$274.95

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Endurance Jacket - Women's

NRS Endurance Jacket - Women's

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Gore-Tex Pullover Jacket

Kokatat Gore-Tex Pullover Jacket

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Supernova Dry Top - Men's

Sweet Protection Supernova Dry Top - Men's

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Zephyr Paddling Jacket - Long-Sleeve - Men's

Immersion Research Zephyr Paddling Jacket - Long-Sleeve - Men's

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FreePLAY Dry Top - Women's

Stohlquist FreePLAY Dry Top - Women's

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FreeFALL Dry Top - Long-Sleeve - Men's

Stohlquist FreeFALL Dry Top - Long-Sleeve - Men's

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Polartec Power Dry OuterCore Pant - Unisex

Kokatat Polartec Power Dry OuterCore Pant - Unisex

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Stampede Shorty Play Jacket - Men's

NRS Stampede Shorty Play Jacket - Men's

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Thick Skin Pant - Men's

Immersion Research Thick Skin Pant - Men's

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Prodigy Fleece Top - Men's

Sweet Protection Prodigy Fleece Top - Men's

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Gore-Tex Legend Dry Top

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Flux Drytop - Women's

NRS Flux Drytop - Women's

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GTX Rogue Drytop - Women's

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Prodigy Fleece Suit - Men's

Sweet Protection Prodigy Fleece Suit - Men's

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Boat Lace DLX Shoe - Men's

Adidas Outdoor Boat Lace DLX Shoe - Men's

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Palmerston Peak Short - Men's

Columbia Palmerston Peak Short - Men's

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Whidbey II  Water Shorts - Men's

Columbia Whidbey II Water Shorts - Men's

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All Day Solid Board Short - Men's

Billabong All Day Solid Board Short - Men's

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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.