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Blade 30 Backpack - 1831cu in

Arc'teryx Blade 30 Backpack - 1831cu in

$198.95

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No.21 Large Rucksack

Fjallraven No.21 Large Rucksack

$199.95

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Pixel Backpack - 1343cu in

Osprey Packs Pixel Backpack - 1343cu in

$139.95

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Pixel Port Backpack - 854cu in

Osprey Packs Pixel Port Backpack - 854cu in

$119.95

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Router Backpack - 2502cu in

The North Face Router Backpack - 2502cu in

$144.95

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Router Charged Laptop Backpack - 2502cu in

The North Face Router Charged Laptop Backpack - 2502cu in

from $136.92 $248.95 45% Off

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Surge II Charged Laptop Backpack - 1953cu in

The North Face Surge II Charged Laptop Backpack - 1953cu in

from $148.82 $228.95 35% Off

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Switchblade Backpack

Arc'teryx Switchblade Backpack

$98.95

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Blade 15 Backpack - 915cu in

Arc'teryx Blade 15 Backpack - 915cu in

$158.95

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Soyuz Messenger Bag

Chrome Soyuz Messenger Bag

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Momentum 30 Backpack - 1831cu in

Osprey Packs Momentum 30 Backpack - 1831cu in

$139.95

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Momentum 22 Backpack - 1343cu in

Osprey Packs Momentum 22 Backpack - 1343cu in

$129.95

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Spin 32 Backpack - 1953cu in

Osprey Packs Spin 32 Backpack - 1953cu in

$149.95

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Cyber Backpack - 1587cu in

Osprey Packs Cyber Backpack - 1587cu in

$129.95

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Nano Port Shoulder Bag - 305cu in

Osprey Packs Nano Port Shoulder Bag - 305cu in

$89.95

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Flapjack Pack - 1526cu in

Osprey Packs Flapjack Pack - 1526cu in

from $89.95

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Factor Backpack - 1200cu in

DAKINE Factor Backpack - 1200cu in

from $26.97 $44.95 40% Off

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Enterprise Backpack - 2000cu in

Mountain Hardwear Enterprise Backpack - 2000cu in

from $81.71 $108.95 25% Off

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Pop Quiz Backpack - 1221cu in

Herschel Supply Pop Quiz Backpack - 1221cu in

$69.95

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Blade 24 Backpack - 1464cu in

Arc'teryx Blade 24 Backpack - 1464cu in

$178.95

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Radial 34 Backpack - 1953-2075cu in

Osprey Packs Radial 34 Backpack - 1953-2075cu in

$169.95

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Cyber Port Backpack - 1098cu in

Osprey Packs Cyber Port Backpack - 1098cu in

$99.95

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Critical Mass Backpack - 1343cu in

Patagonia Critical Mass Backpack - 1343cu in

from $90.30 $129.00 30% Off

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Parker Backpack

Herschel Supply Parker Backpack

$49.95

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Paladin Backpack - 2000cu in

Mountain Hardwear Paladin Backpack - 2000cu in

$128.95

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Detail Laptop Backpack - 1680cu in

DAKINE Detail Laptop Backpack - 1680cu in

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Metroliner 30 Laptop Backpack - 1920cu in

Kelty Metroliner 30 Laptop Backpack - 1920cu in

$129.95

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Transport Backpack 30L - 1832cu in

Patagonia Transport Backpack 30L - 1832cu in

$129.00

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Radial 26 Backpack - 1465-1587cu in

Osprey Packs Radial 26 Backpack - 1465-1587cu in

$159.95

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PowerHouse Bag

Osprey Packs PowerHouse Bag

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Shadow Swell Backpack - Women's

Roxy Shadow Swell Backpack - Women's

$44.00

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Gigant Backpack - 1953cu in

Deuter Gigant Backpack - 1953cu in

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Motion 26 Backpack - 1587cu in

Oakley Motion 26 Backpack - 1587cu in

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Surge II Laptop Backpack - 1953cu in

The North Face Surge II Laptop Backpack - 1953cu in

$124.95

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Uptown Laptop Bag

Timbuk2 Uptown Laptop Bag

from $95.16 $118.95 20% Off

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Granville Backpack - 1220cu in

Arc'teryx Granville Backpack - 1220cu in

$188.95

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Cordova Backpack - 1464cu in

Arc'teryx Cordova Backpack - 1464cu in

$168.95

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Lunara 17 Bag - 1037cu in

Arc'teryx Lunara 17 Bag - 1037cu in

$98.95

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Lodge Backpack - 1526 cu in

Quiksilver Lodge Backpack - 1526 cu in

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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.