La Sportiva Trango Ice Cube GTXMSRP: $550 BEST FOR: Mixed climbing, light and fast alpinism The La Sportiva Trango Ice Cube GTX is a lightweight alpine boot, perfect for mixed climbing, light and fast missions and Alps-genre mountaineering adventures. … Continue reading "La Sportiva Trango Ice Cube GTX"
Garmont Tower Extreme LX GTX Mountaineering BootsMSRP: $419.95 BEST FOR: Mountaineering A first look at any new pair of mountain boots always consists of the following question: “Are these boots made for walking or climbing?” The hypothesis is that mountain … Continue reading "Garmont Tower Extreme LX GTX Mountaineering Boots"
Asolo 6B+ GV Women’sOnce upon a time, women’s ice-climbing and mountaineering boots were a misnomer— women’s boots didn’t exist, and when they finally came on the market they were often just smaller versions of men’s boots. Enter the women’s … Continue reading "Asolo 6B+ GV Women’s"
Arc’teryx Acrux AR GTX ReviewAbout 15 years ago I chatted with Arc’teryx co-founder Jeremy Guard. He was hyper excited, trembling even, about a possible foray into footwear. Some time later the company had the first proto, a sock dipped in … Continue reading "Arc’teryx Acrux AR GTX Review"
Scarpa Rebel Pro GTX Boot ReviewScarpa Rebel Pro GX | $499 scarpa.com ★★★★ Only two months ago I reviewed the Scarpa Rebel Ultra GTX, a crazy good ice and mixed boot designed with a dose of input from Ueli … Continue reading "Scarpa Rebel Pro GTX Boot Review"
Scarpa Rebel Ultra GTX Mountain Boot ReviewScarpa Rebel Ultra GTX | $539 | Five Stars | www.scarpa.com Sizes 37 to 47 in half sizes, plus size 48 The Rebel Ultra GTX is the lightest insulated technical climbing boots ever made. The next lightest … Continue reading "Scarpa Rebel Ultra GTX Mountain Boot Review"
Asolo Comp XT Fruitboot ReviewAsolo Comp XT | $670 | asolo.com | ★★★★ The Asolo Comp XT is a mixed/ice fruitboot that has the most rock-shoe-like performance of all fruitboots. The soft upper (lightly insulated) wraps snugly around your foot … Continue reading "Asolo Comp XT Fruitboot Review"
Lowa Ice Comp IP GTXLowa Ice Comp GXT | $675 | lowaboots.com ★★★★ When fruitboots first came out I figured that there would be a mad rush to the check-out counter. What ice or mixed climber wouldn’t want … Continue reading "Lowa Ice Comp IP GTX"
Asolo Eiger GVAsolo Eiger | $500 asolo-usa.com ★★★★ It’s not easy to be an alpine boot. You have to be supple on long marches, board stiff for ice climbing, precise on rock, insulated for warmth, feather … Continue reading "Asolo Eiger GV"
Salewa Pro Gaiter ReviewSalewa Pro Gaiter | $599 | salewa.us.com ★★★★ We’ve all attended the alpine Blister Ball. Your ticket to the gala is a boot that is comfortable to hike in but too flexible to climb … Continue reading "Salewa Pro Gaiter Review"
LOWA Vajolet GTX ReviewLowa Vajolet GTX | $365 | lowaboots.com | ★★★★ It’s spring. Sheep are bleating in green fields. Chicks cry for worms. Mountaineers shake off their frosty coils and turn toward the mountains where couloirs and … Continue reading "LOWA Vajolet GTX Review"
AKU SL PRO GTX ReviewAKU SL PRO GTX www.aku.it | $400 | 5 Stars The three most important attributes for mountaineering boots are fit, warmth and performance. These Aku Sl Pro GTX were comfortable right out of the … Continue reading "AKU SL PRO GTX Review"