Why is this spring the best time to invest in a new pair of La Sportiva alpine touring boots?Today there are a bunch of options for people looking for lighter, better AT gear. La Sportiva is one of those companies offering up lightweight, high performance alpine touring boots.
Those of you who are still cruising around in older alpine touring or telemark gear probably know that there are better goods to be had these days. Over the past decade, advances in technology, coupled with a surge in backcountry interest have fueled the industry.
- Currently the lightest 4-buckle AT boot on the market, the Spectre (Sparkle) for women) is comfortable while hiking and skinning, but provides power on the descents
- The Sideral (Starlet for women) is a ski mountaineering boot that translates well to ski touring. Its light weight and large (68 degrees) range of motion, will keep you comfortable on the longest of tours.