By Will Rietveld
Please note that this article simply highlights new lightweight gear of interest, and by no means is it comprehensive of the category or constitute a review of the item. It’s simply a collection of new interesting gear for lightweight backcountry travel.
Items featured will be available in spring 2016 unless stated otherwise. Weights are for men’s size 9 unless stated otherwise.
|Saucony Razor Ice + Running Shoe. These shoes have a waterproof shell over the shoe inside, stitchless construction, and a Vibram Arctic Grip outsole. Weight is 11.6 oz/shoe and MSRP is $180.|
|Under Armour Fat Tire GTX Boot. These full-height boots feature a Michelin rubber grippy outsole, a well padded midsole, Gore-Tex lining, and Boa closure. The heel rise is 7 mm. Weight is 15 oz/boot, MSRP is $200, available now.|