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Forty Below Purple Haze Overboots Price: $159.95


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 The Forty Below® Purple Haze™ overboot

Key Features:
Fits over double shelled mountaineering boots, and large volume single mountaineering boots.
Completely stretchy to fit a wide range of boot models.
Fit with a wide range of crampons styles.
Stretchy and easy to put on in the cold.
Easy to repair.

 

A favorite insulated boot cover choice for use on Denali, Himalayas, and Polar expeditions.  It is a knee height, fully insulated overboot.  This model of mountaineering boot cover is patterned to fit over double plastic mountaineering boots.  It is a very unique overboot in that it can stretch to fit easily over a wide range of double shelled mountain boot models, and also the large volume “combi-boots” such as those from Millet, La Sportiva, etc. They also fit nicely over large volume single mountaineering boots such as the La Sportiva Nepal for example.

The Forty Below® Purple Haze (tm) has been a favorite for over two decades now, being easy to put on in the cold, and fits trim to the boots and leg area.

Please see specifications and features on the next tab.

Please click here to read the PDF document comparing the Forty Below Purple Haze and Forty Below K2 Superlight overboots: Compare PH and K2 2014

Check out this video of Ed Viesturs about the Purple Haze: 

Special thanks to Ed Viesturs and Whittaker Mountaineering for using our gear and producing this video,
and letting us share it with you!

 

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The Forty Below® Purple Haze™ model overboot is a completely insulated overboot for mountaineering boots, primarily double-shelled plastic boot styles.

It is knee height, and completely insulated using a special nylon covered, 4.7 mm stretchy neoprene closed cell foam insulation, with 2 layers of heat reflecting Titanium between the foamand the nylon.  The insulation goes completely around and under the boot, with no gaps in the insulation.  The insulation panels are glued together, and also stitched on the inside and outside surface, with no sewn through seams.  They fit trim to the boot, and are not bulky.


They fit with a wide range of crampon binding styles such as “step-in”, “new-matic”, and  “strap-on” crampon bindings.  The toe and heel area have small triangular shape panels made of a slightly thinner neoprene insulation that allows for many wire toe bails and flip lever heels to simply compress the insulation and rest on the toe and heel groove of the boot.  The toe, heel, and lower side area of the overboots have a thin rubber paint applied to add abrasion resistance and help protect the stitching.

The closure is in the front using a large size YKK® HEAVY DUTY zipper, with a flap underneath to help keep snow out.

Forty Below® overboots are very easy to repair and maintain.  The common crampon poke holes are easily glued back together.  Please see the info sheet provided with the overboots,and also the Repair Section of this website for more details.   

 

ORDERING: Please use the fill-in boxes above to provide information about your boot and we will select the proper size overboots for your boots.   We need your boot Brand, Model, Size, and a measurement of the bottom of the sole from the heel to the toe.  Meaure using either inches or cm.

 

OVERBOOT SIZING: Forty Below® Overboots are made with stretchy insulation materials, and have a wide range of different sizes and shapes of boots that a particular overboot model/size can fit.  Because of this wide range, we ask that you provide some basic information about your boot and crampon, and then we will select the proper size with that information for you.  Please use the fill-in boxes above for ordering.

SIZING: XS-XL To fit from ladies 4 to mens 16 double shelled mountaineering boots.

COLORS:  Black, Red, Purple.

WEIGHT:  1lb 8 oz. (672g) per pair size Medium.

 

The Forty Below® Purple Haze™ model uses a special nylon covered, 4.7 mm stretchy neoprene closed cell foam insulation, with 2 layers of heat reflecting Titanium, which goes completely around and under the boot, with no gaps in the insulation.  The insulation panels are glued together, and also stitched on the inside and outside surface, with no sewn through seams.  They fit trim to the boot, and are not bulky.  They fit with a wide range of crampon binding styles such as “step-in”, “new-matic”, and  “strap-on” crampon bindings, as well as wire toe ski mountaineering bindings.

The toe and heel area have small triangular shape panels made of a slightly thinner neoprene insulation that allows for many wire toe bails and flip lever heels to simply compress the insulation and rest on the toe and heel groove of the boot.  The toe, heel, and lower side area of the overboots have a thin rubber paint applied to add abrasion resistance and help protect the stitching.  The closure is in the front using a large size YKK® HEAVY DUTY zipper, with a flap underneath to help keep snow out.

One of the great features of Forty Below® overboots is that they are easy to repair! This is especially helpful, as crampons and rugged terrain are so hard on everything they come in contact with.  Repairing is easily done by simply gluing the poke holes together, using glues such as those for repairing neoprene fishing waders, wetsuits, like AquaSeal from McNett, etc.  For repairs on the mountain, use the Forty Below® Repair Patches, which are a special sticky and stretchy tape that works great for repairs during a trip (one is included with the overboot).  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spqWp5r4iKg

Here are some pictures of the Forty Below Purple Haze Overboots:

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Forty Below Purple Haze

 

Check out this video of Ed Viesturs about the Purple Haze:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spqWp5r4iKg



Here are some pictures of the Forty Below Purple Haze in use:

40 Below Purple Haze In Use

 

 

 

 

Check out the video of Ed Viesturs in the "Product Info" section.

 

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