Alfa Overtrekkstovel- Overboot

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Laurence C
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Re: Alfa Overtrekkstovel- Overboot

Post by Laurence C » Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:48 am

Salut Ben,

Does the Helsport allows to hike climb with nnnbc boots, protecting it from damage, or is it some kind of campshoe? Maybe 40below does something like I'm looking for...

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Re: Alfa Overtrekkstovel- Overboot

Post by Laurence C » Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:58 pm

@lilcliffy so by protection I meant can it protect the front metal bar of my Alfa guard if I hit a rock by walking with those overtrek?

I understand that is is not waterproof .. when they get wet inside, is it easy to dry?

And about the sole of the overtrek, is it sticky or slidy? Can you put crampons?

Thanks in advance,

Laurence



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Re: Alfa Overtrekkstovel- Overboot

Post by lilcliffy » Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:03 pm

Laurence C wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:58 pm
@lilcliffy so by protection I meant can it protect the front metal bar of my Alfa guard if I hit a rock by walking with those overtrek?

I understand that is is not waterproof .. when they get wet inside, is it easy to dry?

And about the sole of the overtrek, is it sticky or slidy? Can you put crampons?

Thanks in advance,

Laurence
Yes- it does protect the toe bar as it is a complete overboot.

It is fairly waterproof- at least in very cold weather- it would not be waterproof if submerged in water.

The sole is grippy- for snow and ice.

It will not take crampons- the sole is soft and flexible.

This overboot is not intended for hiking, climbing, etc.

This overboot is very, warm- wind proof and water resistant- and extremely light- it rolls up very small and can be tucked in a pack.

They are intended to be pulled on over ski boots and worn in camp in very cold weather.
I will even pull them on at lunch on a day-tour in very cold weather.
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Re: Alfa Overtrekkstovel- Overboot

Post by Woodserson » Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:13 pm

Where did you source them from?



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Re: Alfa Overtrekkstovel- Overboot

Post by lilcliffy » Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:52 pm

I bought them on clearance on the Alfa site.
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Re: Alfa Overtrekkstovel- Overboot

Post by Laurence C » Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:30 pm

And do you recall, because they sometime take their time to answer, if you choose their 43-44 size for instance, is it for people with boots to fit in that are 43-44, or you'll get 43-44 size overtrek? Thanks again



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Re: Alfa Overtrekkstovel- Overboot

Post by lilcliffy » Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:56 am

Laurence C wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:30 pm
And do you recall, because they sometime take their time to answer, if you choose their 43-44 size for instance, is it for people with boots to fit in that are 43-44, or you'll get 43-44 size overtrek? Thanks again
If you get a 43-44, they are designed to fit a boot that is 43-44EU (i.e. they are much larger than a 43-44 inside!)
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Re: Alfa Overtrekkstovel- Overboot

Post by lilcliffy » Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:22 pm

Just checked mine- they are size "42-43"- both my size 42 and size 43 boots will fit in these- with a full gaiter on.
Will check them with my 3pin boots some time.
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