Alfa Overtrekkstovel- Overboot

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Alfa Overtrekkstovel- Overboot

Post by lilcliffy » Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:10 pm

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These thingies are AMAZING.
Light as a frackin feather.
Roll up in your pack smaller than the sack of cheese and sausage/jerky.
Slide over my 42-43EU boots like a glove.
Retain heat and insulate from the cold glacial ground.
Lace up and can actually tromp around the campfire and picnic.
With these on over my touring boots, my insulated bibs over my touring pants, and my down jacket over my touring jacket- I could settle down in a snow nest for an extended snooze- just like a ruffed grouse.
-24 to -28C at dawn every day this week and I have been out there to meet it on my Gamme with Alfa Guard and these overboots tucked away in my pack.
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: Alfa Overtrekkstovel- Overboot

Post by Laurence C » Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:53 pm

Hey Gareth!

Questions about those.

Are they meant to protect BC boots? Like putting over Alfa guards for walking? Your insights, what kind of protection?

About those also, could you get a kartank or another inner to wear it as boots once at camp?

And, since I am 43-44 feet, was wondering what size you chose or what size I could choose?

Lastly, can you compare with a Neos or the OR X-Gaiters, or Alpina walking overboot or any relative?

Thanks

L



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Re: Alfa Overtrekkstovel- Overboot

Post by Stephen » Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:26 pm

Nice.
@lilcliffy, a picture of the sole of these, while wearing over boots, would be illuminating.



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Re: Alfa Overtrekkstovel- Overboot

Post by Woodserson » Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:42 pm

Stephen wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:26 pm
Nice.
@lilcliffy, a picture of the sole of these, while wearing over boots, would be illuminating.
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Re: Alfa Overtrekkstovel- Overboot

Post by Stephen » Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:29 pm

Ah, I was not clear if they could be skied in.
This makes it clear that is not how they are used.
Thanks @Woodserson



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Re: Alfa Overtrekkstovel- Overboot

Post by Woodserson » Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:29 am

Stephen wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:29 pm
Ah, I was not clear if they could be skied in.
This makes it clear that is not how they are used.
Thanks @Woodserson
Yeah I was wondering that as well. I picked up some Helsport over boot bags last year for hanging around camp and they seem to do a nice job. Nowhere near as burly as Gareth's, but a good way to add an air barrier and gain a couple extra degrees. A little foam pad added to the bottom helps too. https://en.aventurenordique.com/helsport-footsacks.html



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Re: Alfa Overtrekkstovel- Overboot

Post by lilcliffy » Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:27 pm

Laurence C wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:53 pm
Hey Gareth!

Questions about those.

Are they meant to protect BC boots? Like putting over Alfa guards for walking? Your insights, what kind of protection?

About those also, could you get a kartank or another inner to wear it as boots once at camp?

And, since I am 43-44 feet, was wondering what size you chose or what size I could choose?

Lastly, can you compare with a Neos or the OR X-Gaiters, or Alpina walking overboot or any relative?

Thanks

L
Bonjour Laurence!

Yes- they are designed to be an overboot over a NNNBC boot-
They would also work with a 3-pin-75mm boot, but you might need to size up due to the length of the duckbill-
(I can try my size 42-43 3pin boots and see if the overboot fits)

Yes- I would think you could put a kartank/liner in these and use them as boots.

They are custom-made to fit the appropriate EU boot size.
I can look and see what size I ordered.

No I cannot compare it with other overboots-
I did consider Neos-

These overboots are incredibly lightweight and roll up- they are intended to be rolled up tight and pulled out when and pulled over ski boots when stopped.

They are so light and small to pack that I take them even on short tours in cold weather.
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: Alfa Overtrekkstovel- Overboot

Post by lilcliffy » Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:29 pm

As far as protection- they are furry fleece-lined.
They are designed to retain heat when ski touring in very cold weather (when you stop for break or are at camp).
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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lilcliffy
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Location: Stanley, New Brunswick, Canada
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Favorite boots: Alfa Guard Advance BC; Alpina Alaska BC; Crispi Svartisen BC; Scarpa T4
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Re: Alfa Overtrekkstovel- Overboot

Post by lilcliffy » Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:32 pm

Woodserson wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:29 am
Stephen wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:29 pm
Ah, I was not clear if they could be skied in.
This makes it clear that is not how they are used.
Thanks @Woodserson
Yeah I was wondering that as well. I picked up some Helsport over boot bags last year for hanging around camp and they seem to do a nice job. Nowhere near as burly as Gareth's, but a good way to add an air barrier and gain a couple extra degrees. A little foam pad added to the bottom helps too. https://en.aventurenordique.com/helsport-footsacks.html
Those Helsport look great as well
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: Alfa Overtrekkstovel- Overboot

Post by bgregoire » Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:23 am

I should still have a pair un unused Helsport overboots as linked above by Woods if anyonw is intereted. PM me if so.
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