Vasque M-Possible 2009

The Vasque M-Possible is a 4-season boot with  a parts list that resembles a NASA spacecraft. However the designer must have had an off day when they needed a name for the upper material, which is called ‘Superfabric’. Despite a rubbish name it is incredibly robust and looks set to withstand mountains of wear and tear. There is a rubber rand around the boot too, for extra protection. The lacing is also replaced with steel wires that are controlled by the BOA tightening knob on the tongue. Underfoot there is a Vibram unit, which benefits from a smooth climbing zone for better grip on rock routes. There is insulation too, which Trail has tested at 4000m in the Alps and found ideal. The weight of the boot is very impressive for the features, and it is comfortable too on the walk-in as well as doing the business on snow, ice and rock. But the Vasque M-Possible is best suited to being in the snow in Alpine conditions or full winter conditions in the UK. The walking action is not quite as smooth as others for example. The outsole does not have the deepest of lug patterns compared to others, so again it’s not ideal for descending long snow slopes. There are lighter options too if you don’t need all that mountaineering performance.

Upper Superfabric; Thinsulate insulation
Sole Vibram Mulaz
Sizes 4-13
Crampon compatibility B1
Weight 2130g (pair, size 11)
Made in China
Stores in the UK 12

Verdict
The Vasque M-Possible is an ideal winter mountaineering boot that is incredibly durable and well-insulated for deep winter conditions or Alpine use.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine December 2009