Another way of insulating your hiking boots is to use supergaiters, gaiters that completely cover your boot from the sole.
I bought an Alpha Arc’Teryx LT last January in Taipei. At the time, I was a lot heavier than I am now. It was an XL and initially, I bought it one size larger, thinking that I would put on loads of layers underneath. This was even after the salesperson told me that these types of coats are meant to fit very snuggly, and that’s how they work best. Naturally, I didn’t know what I was doing. 10 months later, I noticed how loose that coat was on my frame. I decided to try and sell it and purchase an Alpha SV (Severe Weather) instead.This time, it was size M and it came in the color I wanted, Miro Blue.
As promised, some photos I took of the Oakley Kitchen Sink backpack that I got last week second hand. It’s a pretty cool back. A 17″ widescreen laptop fits in the laptop compartment. That’s pretty slick.