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Mountain Hardwear Refueler Short - Men's

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Agility Short - Men's

The North Face Agility Short - Men's

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Stoic Thrive Short - Men's

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Dynafit Transalper DST Short - Men's

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Better Than Naked Running Short - Men's

The North Face Better Than Naked Running Short - Men's

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Circuit Short - Men's

The North Face Circuit Short - Men's

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Voltage Short - Men's

The North Face Voltage Short - Men's

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Impact Short - Men's

Marmot Impact Short - Men's

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Stride Short - Men's

Marmot Stride Short - Men's

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PE Running 7in Short - Men's

Puma PE Running 7in Short - Men's

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Mythos 3.0 Split Shorts - Men's

Gore Running Wear Mythos 3.0 Split Shorts - Men's

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Air 2in1 Running Short - Men's

Gore Running Wear Air 2in1 Running Short - Men's

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Strider 5in Short - Men's

Patagonia Strider 5in Short - Men's

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Ampere Dual Short - Men's

The North Face Ampere Dual Short - Men's

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Sonic Short - Men's

Icebreaker Sonic Short - Men's

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Run Lux III Short - Men's

Saucony Run Lux III Short - Men's

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Stabilyx Ventilator Short - Men's

CW-X Stabilyx Ventilator Short - Men's

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Pro Short - Men's

CW-X Pro Short - Men's

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Maverick 1.5 Split Short - Men's

Mizuno Maverick 1.5 Split Short - Men's

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Kilowatt Short - Men's

The North Face Kilowatt Short - Men's

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Better Than Naked Long Haul Short - Men's

The North Face Better Than Naked Long Haul Short - Men's

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Phd Run Short - Men's

SmartWool Phd Run Short - Men's

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Mustang 4.5 SQ Short - Men's

Mizuno Mustang 4.5 SQ Short - Men's

$42.95

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Throttle Short - Men's

Saucony Throttle Short - Men's

$47.95

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Lite-Show 7in Short - Men's

Asics Lite-Show 7in Short - Men's

$51.95

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2-N-1 Short - Men's

Asics 2-N-1 Short - Men's

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Fire Active Short - Men's

Helly Hansen Fire Active Short - Men's

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Pure 5in Short - Men's

Puma Pure 5in Short - Men's

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Strider 7in Short - Men's

Patagonia Strider 7in Short - Men's

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Turbine Short - Men's

Outdoor Research Turbine Short - Men's

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Geo 8.5 SQ Short - Men's

Mizuno Geo 8.5 SQ Short - Men's

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Gladiator Short - Men's

Athletic Recon Gladiator Short - Men's

$48.95

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Strider Pro 5in Short - Men's

Patagonia Strider Pro 5in Short - Men's

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Cohesion Short - Men's

Saucony Cohesion Short - Men's

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Expert Short - Men's

CW-X Expert Short - Men's

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Phd Long Run Short - Men's

SmartWool Phd Long Run Short - Men's

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Distance Short - Men's

Asics Distance Short - Men's

$39.95

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Pure NightCat Short - Men's

Puma Pure NightCat Short - Men's

$44.95

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Pro Tri-Short - Men's

CW-X Pro Tri-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.