Arc’teryx Acrux AR GTX Review
This is the best-fitting boot I’ve yet worn. The stretchy foam inner boot sucks onto your foot like an eel’s throat, and by itself makes a nice camp bootie. When the inner is in the outer, the package feels soft and accommodating, but crank down the laces and the Velcro ankle strap, and the AR will frontpoint with only scant heel lift, the mark of a hardcore climbing boot.
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"
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 ReviewScarpa Rebel Ultra GTX | $539| scarpa.com | ★★★★★ Last winter, Rock and Ice tested and reviewed the Asolo Eiger, a forward-leaning ice and alpine boot that was lighter, less bulky and more agile than … Continue reading "Scarpa Rebel Ultra GTX 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"
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"
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"