2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review

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lilcliffy

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Favorite Skis: Asnes Ingstad BC; Asnes Gamme 54 BC; Asnes Storetind Carbon
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Re: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review

Postby lilcliffy » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:59 am

Here is the website for those wool insoles:
https://www.chennabaree.com/shop/

The ones I have are the "Winter Warmers".
They are amazing- comfortable, warm, breathable, absorbent and supportive.
Cross-country AND down-hill skiing in the backcountry.
Unashamed to be a "cross-country type" and love skiing down-hill.

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Re: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review

Postby bgregoire » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:17 pm

lilcliffy wrote:Is it better than the Alaska BC?


So have we come to an end of winter 2018-19 verdict on this? Johnny was quick to come to his own conclusion...I'm sure he is still very thrilled with his...but howz it goes at the farm in NB?

Take care.
I live for the Telemark arc....The feeeeeeel.....I ski miles to get to a place where there is guaranteed snow to do the deal....TM

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lilcliffy

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Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:20 pm
Location: Stanley, New Brunswick, Canada
Ski style: Nordic backcountry touring
Favorite Skis: Asnes Ingstad BC; Asnes Gamme 54 BC; Asnes Storetind Carbon
Favorite boots: Alpina Alaska; Scarpa T4
Occupation: Forestry Professional
Instructor at Maritime College of Forest Technology
Husband, father, farmer and logger

Re: 2019 ALFA Guard Advance GTX M Boots Review

Postby lilcliffy » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:52 pm

Hmmm....

I have yet to decide which one is better...

The Alaska BC and the Guard Advance BC are both well-designed and beautifully made boots...They are certainly in the same "class" of boots, though they are different!
I need some more time on the Guard Advance before I can say much more conclusively...

AND- I have actually been in my Svartisen BC more than anything since I resolved my heel problem in them...
Cross-country AND down-hill skiing in the backcountry.
Unashamed to be a "cross-country type" and love skiing down-hill.


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