Agile and lightweight, the Vasque Snow Junkie UltraDry insulated boot is ready for cold weather aerobic activities like backpacking and snowshoeing.
The Vasque Snow Junkie UltraDry insulated boot is ready for cold weather aerobic activities. Using Vasque’s UltraDry waterproofing system and lined with 200 grams of 3M Thinsulate insulation, the Snow Junkie UltraDry is your go-to winter boot for snowshoeing, winter hiking and backpacking.
Made from a combination of waterproof leather and synthetic textiles, the upper of the Snow Junkie UltraDry is durable yet lightweight and a rubber toe cap and molded rubber heel yoke serve to further reinforce the boot and support your foot. The lace system of the Snow Junkie UltraDry allows for a secure fit during longer hikes and the low profile lace webbing over the foot slides easily in and out of a snowshoe binding while the metal eyelets at the ankle offer durability on off trail and deep snow excursions. A D-ring at the toe of the boot lets you quickly fasten gaiters and keeps snow from bunching up under the toe of the gaiter.
Under foot you'll find a dual density, EVA midsole for lightweight cushioning as well as a TPU instep plate and textile forefoot plate for increased protection. Vasque’s Perpetuum Last creates a good fit for steady, long distance hiking. Mid traction lugs help you keep your footing on crusty snow and frozen mud and a soft fleece collar at the inside of the ankle adds a touch of comfort and warmth.
Sold in pairs, the Vasque Snow Junkie UltraDry insulated boot is available in full and half sizes.
- UltraDry waterproofing system
- 200 grams of 3M Thinsulate insulation
- Molded rubber heel yoke
- Regrind rubber quarter and toe cap
- Gaiter D-ring for secure attachment
- Specifically designed for snowshoeing and winter hiking
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking, Snow Sports Warranty One Year Upper Material 1.4mm Waterproof Coated Leather/Waterproofed Textile Type Insulated Snow Boot Toe Protection Regrind Rubber Outsole Vasque Blur Other Heel Kick for Snowshoe Bindings/Gaiter D-Ring Number of Eyelets 5 Webbing; 2 Metal Midsole Dual Density EVA/TPU Instep Plate/Textile Forefoot Plate Liner Material Fleece Lined Collar Item Weight 2 lbs 5 oz/pair Insulation Material 200g 3M Thinsulate Fit Standard
Likes: Right out of the box, the boots were almost a perfect fit. Almost, considering that I have very high arches and normally wear orthopedics.
First time out with them, I went on a nine mile seven hour hike on a cold day (for Ca. standards). They were comfortable, warm and did keep me dry on a couple of wet sections of the trail.
I have not had a chance to try them while snowshoeing, which is the main reason I purchased them, but do have plans for an April snow camp w/ snowshoes. I'm sure they will be fine.
Dislikes: They were some what stiff for a "dry trail" hiking boot, but I do not believe that was what they were designed for.
Still very positive about them.