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Gigi Hip Pack - Women's

DAKINE Gigi Hip Pack - Women's

$17.56 $21.95 20% Off

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Hip Pack

DAKINE Hip Pack

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Bodega Lumbar Pack - 500cu in

Marmot Bodega Lumbar Pack - 500cu in

$63.16 $78.95 20% Off

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Recycled Series Day TLS Lumbar Pack - 854cu in

Mountainsmith Recycled Series Day TLS Lumbar Pack - 854cu in

$84.95

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Roo II Lumbar Pack - 185cu in

The North Face Roo II Lumbar Pack - 185cu in

$33.95

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Hip Pack - Women's

DAKINE Hip Pack - Women's

$15.96 $19.95 20% Off

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Recycled Series Tour TLS Lumbar Pack - 488cu in

Mountainsmith Recycled Series Tour TLS Lumbar Pack - 488cu in

from $59.96 $74.95 20% Off

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Mountain Lumbar Pack - 365cu in

The North Face Mountain Lumbar Pack - 365cu in

from $56.21 $74.95 25% Off

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Maka 2 Bag

Arc'teryx Maka 2 Bag

$44.95

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Sport Hiker Lumbar Pack - 550cu in

The North Face Sport Hiker Lumbar Pack - 550cu in

$84.95

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Venture Lumbar Pack - 122cu in

CamelBak Venture Lumbar Pack - 122cu in

$60.00

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Grab Bag

Osprey Packs Grab Bag

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Lightweight Travel Hip Pack

Patagonia Lightweight Travel Hip Pack

from $31.20 $39.00 20% Off

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XR Sensibelt Lumbar Pack

Salomon XR Sensibelt Lumbar Pack

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Pace D1.5 Pack - Women's - 92cu in

Gregory Pace D1.5 Pack - Women's - 92cu in

$58.95

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XR Energy Lumbar Pack

Salomon XR Energy Lumbar Pack

from $43.96 $54.95 20% Off

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Daylight Lumbar Pack - 700cu in

Mountainsmith Daylight Lumbar Pack - 700cu in

$64.95

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Eighteen Lumbar Pack - Rad Cars Collection

Herschel Supply Eighteen Lumbar Pack - Rad Cars Collection

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Tempest 6 Lumbar Pack - Women's - 366cu in

Osprey Packs Tempest 6 Lumbar Pack - Women's - 366cu in

$69.95

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Advanced Skin S-Lab Belt Pack

Salomon Advanced Skin S-Lab Belt Pack

$79.95

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Tempo D1.5 Pack - 92cu in

Gregory Tempo D1.5 Pack - 92cu in

$58.95

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MTR 141 Lumbar Pack

Mammut MTR 141 Lumbar Pack

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Coltrane Lumbar Pack - 450cu in

JanSport Coltrane Lumbar Pack - 450cu in

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Crescent Hip Pack - 630cu in

DAKINE Crescent Hip Pack - 630cu in

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Classic Hip Pack

DAKINE Classic Hip Pack

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Agile Belt

Salomon Agile Belt

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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.