Top Brands SaleTop Brands Sale

Refine Results

Access

Gender

Recommended Use

Free Shipping

On orders over $50

Some exclusions apply
See details >

Sierra DesignsOspreyBlack DiamondArc'teryxSea to Summit

No.21 Large Rucksack

Fjallraven No.21 Large Rucksack

$199.95

5

Compare

Superbreak Backpack - 1550cu in

JanSport Superbreak Backpack - 1550cu in

$34.95

5 5 (6)

Compare

Darby 25L Backpack - Women's

DAKINE Darby 25L Backpack - Women's

from $22.48 $44.95 50% Off

5

Compare

Classic Backpack

Herschel Supply Classic Backpack

$39.95

5

Compare

Kanken Backpack

Fjallraven Kanken Backpack

$74.95

5 5 (2)

Compare

Raider Backpack

Billabong Raider Backpack

$59.45

5

Compare

Big Student Backpack - 2100cu in

JanSport Big Student Backpack - 2100cu in

$44.95

5 5 (9)

Compare

Block Party Backpack

Hurley Block Party Backpack

$34.95

5

Compare

Heritage Backpack

Herschel Supply Heritage Backpack

$54.95

5

Compare
Top 20 Summer Essentials

One & Only Backpack

Hurley One & Only Backpack

$41.95

5

Compare

Little America Backpack

Herschel Supply Little America Backpack

$89.95

5

Compare

Camden Backpack

Element Camden Backpack

$44.45

5

Compare

Camden Elite Backpack

Element Camden Elite Backpack

$44.45

5

Compare

Supply Backpack - 1098cu in - Women's

Volcom Supply Backpack - 1098cu in - Women's

$39.45

5

Compare

Settlement Backpack

Herschel Supply Settlement Backpack

$54.95

5 5 (4)

Compare

Old Skool II Backpack

Vans Old Skool II Backpack

$34.95

5

Compare

Half Pint Backpack - 625cu in

JanSport Half Pint Backpack - 625cu in

$24.95

4 5 (7)

Compare

Boost Backpack - 2300cu in

JanSport Boost Backpack - 2300cu in

$74.95

5

Compare

Heritage Mid Volume Backpack - 671cu in

Herschel Supply Heritage Mid Volume Backpack - 671cu in

$54.95

5

Compare

Cosmo Backpack - Women's

DAKINE Cosmo Backpack - Women's

$22.36 $27.95 20% Off

5 5 (1)

Compare

Kettle Backpack - 1221cu in

Burton Kettle Backpack - 1221cu in

$31.96 $39.95 20% Off

5 5 (2)

Compare

Wasabi Backpack - 1950cu in

JanSport Wasabi Backpack - 1950cu in

$31.96 $39.95 20% Off

5 5 (2)

Compare

Central Backpack - 1600cu in

DAKINE Central Backpack - 1600cu in

$27.96 $39.95 30% Off

5

Compare

Laurel Backpack - Women's - 900cu in

DAKINE Laurel Backpack - Women's - 900cu in

$31.87 $57.95 45% Off

5

Compare

Sadie Backpack - Women's - 1000cu in

DAKINE Sadie Backpack - Women's - 1000cu in

$16.47 $29.95 45% Off

5

Compare

Ski With a Local Guide

Detour will change the way you explore. Connect with professional outdoor guides across the US.

View Adventures

View Adventures

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.