Sometimes adults get all the best winter boots and stuff, but this Boy's Nuptse Bootie II Snow Boot from The North Face is a spiffy-kewl way to level the playing field. It's just like an adult aprs-ski slip-on boot, and ideal for wearing around town after skiing and snowboarding with the family. The upper features 100% recycled P.E.T. ripstop fabric, so it's fairly tough and water resistant, but it's not at all like one of those cheap rubber play boots. The Boy's Nuptse Bootie II Snow Boot fits and feels more like a toasty-warm slipper. That's because each boot has a plush layer of 600 gram Heatseeker insulation for optimal warmth in cold temperatures. While there are tougher boots out there, the Nuptse Bootie II is plenty tough enough for urban wear. It features an abrasion-resistant rand and a cushioned, compression-molded EVA outsole with multi-directional lugs. Just keep in mind that this is an ultra-warm aprs-ski style design that's probably not the primary choice for a wear-all-day-on-the-frozen-playground sort of winter footwear.
Whether ascending Easy Pass at 1,000 verts per hour or rushing through errands at 100 miles per hour, you could stash a 15 inch laptop in the padded sleeve of The North Face Yavapai Laptop Backpack's main compartment to chronicle your progress, but don't have to. Designed with BackSaver Technology to reduce lower back strain, an enhanced padded Airmesh back panel and angled pack bottom place cargo weight closer to your back – making the Yavapai ideal for moderate backcountry or urban loads that might even include a large hydration bladder. Endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), this all-purpose backpack with universal padded sleeve that easily adapts to fit most laptop computers also features a large secondary compartment with organization, quick and easy front stash pocket, and mesh side water-bottle pockets for multiple necessities. A front tool loop gives the Yavapai more technical backcountry potential than might be envisioned at first glance along with side compression straps that adjust for varying gear. A perfect pack for the serious outdoor enthusiasts who can't quit their day jobs, or committed students with big campus projects involving huge stacks of reference material, the Yavapai is the carrying tote of choice. With be seen reflective hits The North Face Yavapai Laptop Backpack lets you go big before going home.
UPDATED FOR 2010! The Tour FX Camera Lumbar Pack (Recycled) from Mountainsmith is the ultimate waistpack carry solution for your DSLR camera & extra lenses; complete with extra 2.0″ expansion for longer lens capacity, detachable raincover, side 22oz water bottle carry, and Hypalon Lens Case Attachment System (LCAS). The reverse clamshell opening provides for fast ergonomic access . . . that elusive cover-shot is only a moment away. Now made with 100% recycled PET ReDura. See specifications for suggested camera body size.
If you don't need to carry much gear because you go fast and light, or you simply want a more streamlined backpack, reach for the DaKine Drafter Hydration Pack. You'll still get the 100 ounce Shape-loc hydration reservoir, and the ability to carry your helmet and armor, but in a more subdued 12 liter bag. Internal organizer pockets keep your items tidy, while a padded MP3 pocket protects the tunes, and a fleece sunglasses pocket keeps your lens' scratch free. Don't worry about overheating on a long ride, the Drafter also features a molded back panel with Air Channel Ventilation for sublime breathability. Get carried away, with the Drafter Hydration Pack from DaKine.
Made with Ever-Guard leather, the Timberland Pro Women's Rigmaster 8 Inch Waterproof TiTAN Safety Toe Workboots sport this hard-wearing enhanced waterproof leather to provide the ultimate protection against abrasion and heat. We've used it to reinforce high-wear areas for extra durability in rugged work conditions. It's ten times more resistant to abrasion than traditional leather, heat resistant up to 346 degrees Fahrenheit and 100% waterproof to boot.