Wednesday, January 19, 2011

OC in the Snow

Hooray for somewhat awkward self shots!

I finally broke down and bought some actual "winter" boots (Colombia Bugaboot XTM), so I thought I'd got for a quick hike in my snowshoes.  The boots claim to be good down to -65F.  I'm not sure of that, but in the hour or so I was tromping through the snow in 15F, my feet stayed nice and warm. They've got a nice little ridge of rubber on the heel to keep your binding in place, and a D-ring on the toe to keep you gaiters from riding up (need to get some... tomorrow probably.)

Up till now I've been wearing some issue tan Gor-tex boots.  They still keep my feet nice and dry, but not as warm as I prefer.

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