The North Face Women’s ThermoBall Traction Mule V
The first time I put on The North Face Women’s ThermoBall Traction Mule V, it was cold in my house and my toes were cold. I slipped on these cloud-like slippers and my toe-cicles instantly warmed up.
I know that once ski season starts, these will be my go-to aprés “time to be cozy with tea and a book” slippers. The lofty synthetic insulation hold in the heat your feet generate. This means they’re basically little sleeping bags for your feet.
The back is designed to be stepped on so you can wear these both as a slip-on slipper or pull the heel up to make them more secure on your feet. Pulling the heel cup will hold in more heat, so if your feet are almost always cold like mine, these are the slippers for you.
With a durable, water-resistant, 100% recycled P.E.T. ripstop upper, these should last a long time, The North Face even has a lifetime guarantee. And to top it off, these have a fleece lining making them cozy with and without socks.
The high traction, 40% recycled rubber outsole makes these slippers ideal for quick trips outside and base camps. I’ll be throwing these into my pack on every hut trip this winter.
Growing up snowboarding and hiking in the bitter cold winters and humid summers of northern Vermont, Eliza learned how to beat up gear and quickly became infatuated with new technologies. After moving to Colorado in 2015 to pursue a degree in recreation and outdoor education at Western Colorado University, her passion for the outdoors grew exponentially. Soon after, she picked up rock climbing, telemark skiing, backpacking, canyoneering, and is slowly learning to love rafting. Through these learning processes, Eliza began to understand the importance of the right gear and hopes to share her experiences and knowledge with others through Engearment.
Now working for Beacon Guidebooks as the ‘Wearer of Many Hats’ (yes, that is her official title), Eliza has learned the ins and outs of the outdoor industry. She has also worked on marketing teams, as a photographer, media coordinator, outdoor instructor and as a wrangler. She is especially excited to encourage other women in the outdoors and is an advocate for diversity and inclusion.