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Sprout Backpack - Kids' - 550cu in

The North Face Sprout Backpack - Kids' - 550cu in

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Grom Backpack - 800cu in

DAKINE Grom Backpack - 800cu in

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Grom Backpack - Women's - 800cu in

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Minnow Backpack - Kids'

Kelty Minnow Backpack - Kids'

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Fox 40 Pack - 2450cu in - Kids'

Deuter Fox 40 Pack - 2450cu in - Kids'

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Grommet Backpack - Kids'

Kelty Grommet Backpack - Kids'

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Terra 55 Backpack - 3356cu in - Kids'

The North Face Terra 55 Backpack - 3356cu in - Kids'

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Junior Backpack - Kids' - 1100cu in

Deuter Junior Backpack - Kids' - 1100cu in

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Zip 25 Backpack - 1500cu in - Kids'

Osprey Packs Zip 25 Backpack - 1500cu in - Kids'

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Fox 30 Backpack - Youth - 1850cu in

Deuter Fox 30 Backpack - Youth - 1850cu in

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Jib 35 Backpack 2100cu in - Kids'

Osprey Packs Jib 35 Backpack 2100cu in - Kids'

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Jet 18 Backpack - 1080cu in - Kids'

Osprey Packs Jet 18 Backpack - 1080cu in - Kids'

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Wander 50 Backpack - Kids' - 3051-3173cu in

Gregory Wander 50 Backpack - Kids' - 3051-3173cu in

$178.95

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Wander 70 Backpack - Kids' - 4150-4272cu in

Gregory Wander 70 Backpack - Kids' - 4150-4272cu in

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Half-Hitch Backpack - Kids' - 500cu in

Marmot Half-Hitch Backpack - Kids' - 500cu in

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Hitch Backpack - Kids' - 1037cu in

Marmot Hitch Backpack - Kids' - 1037cu 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.