At less than 500g, these new Salomon S-LAB X ALP CARBON GTXs are the lightest mountaineering boots ever. That means they’re uninsulated, lack ankle support and aren’t compatible with traditional crampons. Can you still climb a mountain in them? We summited Rainier to find out.
You want to wear hiking boots to go hiking, right? That may be conventional outdoors wisdom, but often, it’s not the right answer. Let’s examine the merits of each and try to help you find the right solution.
Many new things suddenly look old again. Especially outdoors, where many brands have been resurrecting the simple designs and bold colours of the 1970s and 1980s and applied them to modern technology. Here’s 11 gifts that look old, but work like new.