User Review: Vasque Alpine
Use: rough trail, extremely heavy pack, in almost monsoon conditions
Break-in Period: three weeks wearing around campus
Weight: 3.lbs 12oz
Price Paid: $230
Last summer I was given the oportunity to lead my church youth group on a trek in the Rockey Mountains in Colorado. In doing so we covered a six mile ascent on the first afternoon. At that point I was carrying just over 100lbs in my pack. My Vasques did a great job and I arrived mor eunhappy with the city slickers who had come than with the boots. On the second day we made an ascent on Mt. Yale and for the first part of the trip it rained in buckets, then in the higher altitudes it turned into snow and by the time we reached summit we were in snow up to our shins. Combined with a good pair of Gators my feet stayed nice and dry and most importantly very comfortable. On the following day we headed back down from the Mountain grandure. Thanks to the boots on my feet this was quite possibly the best trek of my life. And yes I do and have recomended these boots to anyone who is serious about backpacking in rough terrain or when inclimate conditions are the norm instead of the exception!