Field Tested: Fischer Transalp Vacuum TS

In last year’s Gear Guide, we reviewed Fischer’s new—indeed, their first—AT boot, writing, “Like all Fischer Vacuum boots, the Transalp liner and shell are moldable to accommodate an enormous range of foot shapes.” (97-107 last width.) The testers included myself and then-Photo Editor David Crothers, both of us a 28.5 shell. The similarity ended there. […]

Throwback Thursday: Road Kill

Between spring corn turns on Mt. Washington and leftovers at Stowe and Smuggs’, we’re working toward publishing our 100th issue and celebrating 20 years of Backcountry Magazine. Can you believe it? Well, since we can’t put our beers together with celebratory cheer, we’ve unearthed early editions of the mag, dug through them and pulled stories, photos, quotes, gear relics and more for your enjoyment. Here’s the first of many 20th-anniversary throwbacks.