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Boots

We often get asked for recommendations on gear items. There are a myriad of quality brands and products, so what you ultimately find visually appealing, functional and economical is a personal choice.  However, we would like to point out specific products that we find outstanding.


asolo

Boots used on Mount Kilimanjaro should be warm, waterproof and comfortable. And for these characteristics, we find that the Asolo TPS 520 GTX Hiking Boot is a top performer. These heavy duty boots are high cut, constructed of full grain leather, and have a breathable Gore-Tex membrane.  Many rave about the comfort of these boots, right out of the box.  However, always break in your boots before using them for extended periods of time.

These boots retail for $295.

Asolo TPS 520  Hiking Boots – Men’s

Oct 112008
 

We often get asked for recommendations on gear items. There are a myriad of quality brands and products, so what you ultimately find visually appealing, functional and economical is a personal choice.  However, we would like to point out specific products that we find outstanding.


When it comes to mid-layers, the top choice for extreme cold is a down jacket.  With a superb warmth to weight ratio, down is a great insulator that is also highly compressible.  We like the Kelvinator Down Jacket by Mountain Hardwear. Stuffed with 650-fill Q.Shield down, the jacket is toasty warm and lightweight. A drawcord cinches the waist to trap in heat and fleece-lined pockets keep your hands warm.The Mountain Hardwear Kelvinator Jacket retails for $280.

Mountain Hardwear Kelvinator – Men’s Jacket

Mountain Hardwear Kelvinator – Women’s Jacket