Round 5 – Boot Selection, AT/Sidecountry/Telemark, Pick 10I’m not a racer, I don’t huck, and I don’t weigh that much. So why would I lug a heavy AT boot up thousands of vertical? Enter the Black Diamond Swift. It is the lightest women’s specific AT boot you can take uphill that won’t leave you looking like a total duck on the way down. Once you hike longer, faster and stay fresher in these high-tops, you’ll never want a heavier boot on the climb. In ski mode, with the buckles (only three to save weight) tightened down, they’re actually stiff enough to get you down most everything. And after years of using moleskin on every hot spot, they’re the first AT boots that are yet to give me a blister.
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