Wenger Yeti snow boot

GearFlogger reviews the Wenger Yeti snow boot

Prepared to be schooled, people. Everyone knows about the Swiss Army knife. Turns out it's made by not one but two companies. It's very complicated, I'll let Wenger explain:

"The company from which Wenger emerged had been a supplier to the Swiss Army as early as 1893, and its sister-company, Victorinox, since 1890. Wenger is in the French-speaking Jura region and its competitor is in the German-speaking canton of Schwyz. To avoid friction between the two cantons, the Swiss Government decided in 1908 to use each supplier for half of its requirements. So Victorinox can lay claim to being the “original”, Wenger can state its Swiss Army Knives are “genuine”. In any case, both have been manufacturing Swiss Army Knives for over 100 years and both must meet identical specifications defined by the Swiss Army."

OK, school's out. Like its sister company, Wenger makes a lot more than knives. We tested their Yeti snow boot, a beefy number that only tips the scales at 3lb 6oz for a pair of size 10US. The waterproof Yeti is a handsome boot with a split suede and polyester upper, burly molded PU half-shell on the toe, and a grippy tread. The light weight combined with a narrow profile gives the Yeti a nimble feel, but it's not a tight boot; in fact it's got a roomy toe box that you'll appreciate when wearing a thick or double sock.

The Yeti is built for winter fun: the Thinsulate insulation will keep your little pigs toasty south of freezing, the collar snugs up tight with a single pair of hook lugs at the top, and a shelf on the back of the heel will secure your ski or snowshooe straps. Overall the boot provides a stable platform for hucking about in your favorite winter wonderland, and at a price that won't break the bank.

$78.99 (on sale from $99.95) at Altrec



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