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Boreal Asan
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Boreal Asan

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Boreal Asan

Manufacturer: Boreal

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Page By: Misha

Created/Edited: Dec 14, 2003 / Dec 14, 2003

Object ID: 933

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Boots that respond perfectly to low temperatures, snow glacier travel and snow couloirs. The Asan equip and protect the mountaineer so that his ascent will be as pleasant and comfortable as his capabilities and external conditions permit.

  • Full-grain 2.8 mm waterproof nubuck uppers
  • Boreal Dry-Line┬« lining to augment waterproofing and transpiration
  • PBG-650 midsole for greater stability during crampon usage
  • Trek FDS-3 with built-in rand/midsole and three density rubber for complete control
  • Heel and toe adaptation for crampon use
  • EVA midsole for shock absorption and thermal protection
  • 1880 gr. weight per pair (size 8)

  • Reviews

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    MishaUntitled Review

    Voted 4/5

    Nice all-around mountaineering boots. I used them extensively in the Sierra Nevada mountains and on Shasta.

    Pros:
    - Very comfortable
    - Warm enough for moderate snow and glacier travel
    - Excellent quality leather
    - Step-in crampon compatible
    - Light-weight

    Cons:
    - Not a Vibram sole. Supplied Boreal sole is OK but not the best
    - Included insoles are a joke. Make sure to get smth like SuperFeet right away!
    - After getting soaked in water a couple of times, it will require additional water-proofing. Supplied water-proof spray is not even enough for a single treatment

    As far as I know, Boreal is in the process of discontinuing this model. So if you like what you see, get it soon and on sale!
    Posted Dec 14, 2003 7:18 pm

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