NEOS Overshoes has teamed up with 32North and added Stabilicers (steel studs) to the soles of three of their overshoes: the Navigator 5, Explorer, and Voyager. These overboots are insulated to varying comfort ratings. NEOS tells us their Stabilicer versions of the overboots are extremely popular with outdoor professionals. The Stabilicer Navigator 5 version is new this show.
NEOS overboots have many fans among lightweight backpackers, who most commonly use them with lightweight shoes for snowshoeing. The addition of the Stabilicers adds minimal weight and significant extra traction when off the showshoes.
Features and Specifications
Weight: 3.3 lb
Upper fabric: 840 woven polyester
Waterproof membrane: 2.5 mil PU internal bootie
Insole: Optional 10 mm removable EVA
Comfort rating: -20 F
Features: snowshoe compatible heel
16 replaceable hardened steel Stabilicer studs.
"NEOS Stabilicer Navigator 5 Overshoe (Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2006)," by Carol Crooker. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364). http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/neos_stabilicer_navigator_5_overshoe_orwm06.html, 2006-01-28 03:00:00-07.