Alpina backpacking boots?

9:23 p.m. on April 15, 2003 (EDT)
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I just found this pair of last year's Alpina Yukon women's backpacking boots that fit great and seem potentially fantastic, but... I can't find any information online about these boots and have only talked to one person (the salesguy) who has any experience w. these boots. I am doing field surveys in the pacific northwest (lots of wet, off-trail hiking) and I'd also like to use them for shorter (2-3 days) backpacking trips, but I don't know if they'll hold up or not. I have a very heavy pair of Raichle boots that are great but a little too much boot for what I'm doing.

Does anyone know anything about these boots? Please help! I have until next Tuesday to return them if they're crap.

Thanks,
Tracy

9:25 p.m. on April 15, 2003 (EDT)
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Sympatex?

the lining is sympatex--anyone know anything about it?

9:17 a.m. on April 17, 2003 (EDT)
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I believe this is the Eurepean version of Goretex..?? n/m

nm

10:35 a.m. on April 20, 2003 (EDT)
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Re: I believe this is the Eurepean version of Goretex..?? n/m

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nm

I don't. Waterpressure is much lower, so is MVTR and durability

6:16 a.m. on April 21, 2003 (EDT)
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Ok, then please tell us what YOU believe it is!.......

waterpressure? Please explain what water pressure has to do with anything.

7:13 p.m. on April 26, 2003 (EDT)
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Re: Ok, then please tell us what YOU believe it is!.......

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waterpressure? Please explain what water pressure has to do with anything.

Waterpressure measurements wrt waterproof breathables obviously means pressure at which water will start being forced through the material!

It's another watrerproof/breathable laminate. Tends to cost less than goretex.

http://www.sympatex.com/1technical.html

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