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Blade 30 Backpack - 1831cu in

Arc'teryx Blade 30 Backpack - 1831cu in

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Fjallraven No.21 Large Rucksack

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Router Charged Laptop Backpack - 2502cu in

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Surge II Charged Laptop Backpack - 1953cu in

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Spin 32 Backpack - 1953cu in

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Pop Quiz Backpack - 1221cu in

Herschel Supply Pop Quiz Backpack - 1221cu in

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Critical Mass Backpack - 1343cu in

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Enterprise Backpack - 2000cu in

Mountain Hardwear Enterprise Backpack - 2000cu in

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Paladin Backpack - 2000cu in

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Momentum 30 Backpack - 1831cu in

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Momentum 22 Backpack - 1343cu in

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Cyber Backpack - 1587cu in

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Nano Port Shoulder Bag - 305cu in

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Blade 24 Backpack - 1464cu in

Arc'teryx Blade 24 Backpack - 1464cu in

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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

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Transport Backpack 30L - 1832cu in

Patagonia Transport Backpack 30L - 1832cu in

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How to Choose an Alpine Ski Boot

The Main Line of Communication Between You and Your Skis

 

In contrast to an alpine touring or telemark boot, an alpine boot is designed almost entirely around resort-based and inbounds skiing. Honestly assess your ability level and your interests before you start shopping for a boot. Ability level and interests dictate where and what you ski, and ultimately, the type of boot you’ll need. When choosing a ski boot, pay attention to fit, flex, and last width. These factors will help you maximize the likelihood of finding a well-fitting boot without stepping foot in a store. Secondary considerations, such as liner, buckle configuration strap, footbed, and boot sole features will come later in the buying process.

Fit:

A boot that fits well will hold your foot firmly and encourage ample control, circulation, and reduce the chance of blister-causing heel slippage. Ski boots come in a variety of lengths, measured in Mondo sizing (insole length in centimeters), forefoot widths (measured in millimeters), and cuff height and width (based on gender or manufacturer).

Flex:

Flex refers to how hard it is to flex the boot forward. Aggressive or heavier skiers will want a stiff boot (120-130+) to handle high speeds and arduous terrain. Beginners or smaller skiers best to start with a softer boot (80-100) and intermediate skiers may prefer a boot with a flex around (100-110).

Interest:

Alpine boots come in three flavors: park and pipe, alpine touring, and alpine. Park boots tend to be a little softer and more forgiving, alpine touring boots are made with lighter materials and offer a walk mode, and alpine boots balance performance and comfort for skiing inbounds at the resort.