the Product Review Staff
NEOS introduces its Trekker Overshoe, designed to slide over running shoes or lightweight boots to provide completely waterproof protection with a treaded sole in a high-gaiter design.
We've been hard pressed to get excited about NEOS Overshoes for winter backpacking, but after wearing the NEOS Trekker in the snow and slush all day, these lightweight overshoes have caught our attention. For ultralight hikers who want running shoe comfort with completely waterproof protection for hiking in mud, muck, and even wading shallow streams, the NEOS Trekker might be their ticket.
For winter hikers and snowshoers, the uninsulated NEOS Trekker adds a surprising amount of warmth to running shoes for snow and slush walking. Weighing only a pound per overshoe, but providing a snow-worthy outer sole and a 20" high seam-taped 160d pack cloth upper, we think lightweight hikers finally have an overshoe worth pairing with their lightweight footwear for enjoying snow sports.
"NEOS Trekker Overshoes (Outdoor Retailer 2004 Winter Market First Looks Review)," by the Product Review Staff. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364). http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/00294.html, 2004-01-29 03:00:00-07.