Joined: Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:49 am Posts: 5 Location: Seward, Alaska
I was hoping I could get some feedback from those who use hard boots on what types of boots you choose to ride in.
I live in AK and do some quite long approaches. I've been considering switching over to a hardboot setup and, with my Drivers now blown apart, I was thinking now is the time.
I'm planning on setting up my splitboard with the dynafit toepieces and adapters from Spark and then using the splitboard binding from Bomber. However, I am a little clueless on what types of hardboots folks like.
The Garmont Masterlite is super light, but the liner is really thin. Not sure but I wonder if this boot would be warm enough in Alaska. I use to live in Juneau and Anchorage, Alaska, so I know it can get real cold.... Also, I would also look for a boot that works well with crampons for use on glaciers in Alaska, since long approaches could include glacier travel.
I'm not sure what AT boot to recommend for use with crampons or visa versa.
The boots mentioned above all flex in the toe-box, so they are more comfortable than other AT boots, such as my Scarpa Spirit 3s.
BTW: Jeremiah Johnson is one of my favorite movies.
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