The North Face Chilkat IV’s updates
Snow hiking boots tend to be revamped and improved on a regular basis, and the Chilkat is no exception. Now on its fourth iteration, the featured boot comes with a few upgrades, the most notable of which are as follows:
DryVent. Unlike the Chilkat III, this version comes with DryVent. This proprietary technology involves layers of fabric that keep water locked out while allowing inside moisture to escape.
Minimized weight. While the Chilkat IV still looks pretty much like its predecessor, its weight is a different matter. Yes, the fourth-gen Chilkat is lighter than the one that came before it by about 50 grams.
What you might know about the Chilkat IV
- Its grippy outsole has lugs that stay flexible-yet-tough in freezing conditions. Translation: You will not lose traction while out in the cold as its lugs will not freeze and stiffen on you.
- The Chilkat IV is gaiter-ready, which means you can easily match it with your existing gaiters and fully protect your tootsies from intrusive water and snow.
- Its default footbed is also insulated, giving you sufficient warmth alongside its cozy, multi-layered upper.