I have a general disdain for shoes, boots, sandals, pretty much anything that goes on my feet. Whether at home or backpacking on the trail, I kick off the galoshes first chance I get. This context is important when discussing the Forma Adventure boots that I wore on my 4500 mile South American solo moto expedition.
I know this from years of backpacking into frigid, wet alpine environments at elevations above 12,000 feet. It’s especially important to have a glove with something I call “Catch Up Speed”, meaning the ability to get your hands warm again once they’ve been openly exposed and are extremely cold.
When I was preparing for my 4500 mile moto expedition through Chile and Argentina, I knew that conditions would range from blast furnace hot to garage freezer cold, from dry scorching pampa to deluge soaked rain forest, from billiard table asphalt to post-apocalyptic blast cratered dirt roads. If I was going to live to tell the tale, I was going to need a first rate Do It All jacket/pants combo to survive.