SNOWSHOE MAGAZINE GEAR REVIEW:

Gear Review: Vasque Snowblime Ultradry – Men’s Winter Boot

The keenest of backpackers doesn’t usually view the seasonal changes as a hindrance, merely a challenge. Part of that challenge is seeking out a rugged boot which will see him through all weathers from autumn to spring. The Vasque Snowblime Ultradry is one such boot.

This major league manufacturer has designed one tough and durable piece of footwear, which is not only completely waterproof inside and out, but has the guarantee of total comfort thanks to its “CuShin” comfort technology (helping eliminate shin discomfort). No matter the conditions or the situation, the boot performs brilliantly.

TURCOFWHBe it a full-on hike, a winter stroll, snowshoeing or rock climbing. Designed to look the part, the Vasque Snowblime’s leather outer shrugs off the snow while its “Thinsulate” internal insulation – 200 grams of it – keeps the warmth well and truly where it belongs. An important consideration if you want to focus on the scenery and forget about your feet.

In slippery conditions, the boot is premier league thanks to its hard-wearing “Vasque Venture” sole, which guarantees safe traction and easily sheds the dirt, the mud and the snow. The Snowblime tackles the harshest of weather conditions with ease having been designed with the specifics of winter hikes in mind.

Is snowshoe and crampon compatible and has superior ankle support. The collar is fleece lined to add to the comfort factor and don’t worry if you have flatter feet, that’s taken care of too with the boot’s Perpetuum Last, which also helps the toes to spread naturally. Lightweight (three pounds) but able to stand up to the toughest of terrain, the boot has advanced technology stamped all over it and will deliver outstanding performance day after day, mile after mile.

Finished in waterproof textile and nubuck – a top grain leather with almost a velvet finish – the result is a classic “hiking boot” design and a perfect choice for the hiker and outdoor enthusiast looking for more than just another practical pair of boots.

Available in sizes (US) 7-12, 13, 14, the boot comes with a full one-year manufacturer’s warranty. Visit www.vasque.com for more information. To purchase the Snowblime boot, click here.

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