When heading deep into winter wilderness, you must choose your tools wisely—versatility is key: and the Voile HyperVector BC has that in spades. Can it do everything the HyperVector can, like climb and descend steep terrain, float through powder and carve hard pack? It sure can, but also it provides a clear answer to the dilemma when faced with terrain that is neither up nor down. No longer do you have to vacillate between stopping and putting your skins on or attempting, energy sapping, side-stepping/ herringbone technique to get over a short climb or flat section—you just kick-and-glide your way past the obstacles.
The traction pattern on the Voile HyperVector BC doesn’t replace your skins entirely; it just gives you another —very efficient— option when faced with gentle climbs, rolling terrain, long traverses and meadows.
Sure, you may feel a little drag on some descents. But, the versatility you get from a pair of skis that weight less than 6lbs (≤177cm)— you’ll be kicking yourself for not trying them sooner.