Asolo Expert GV

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I have owned my Asolo GVs for several years. I would…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $280

I have owned my Asolo GVs for several years. I would buy them again if given the opportunity. 

My use includes regularly hauling packs weighing in excess of 60 pounds, on and off trail, three season mountaineering applications, limited technical and snow travel.

These boots meets most of my expectations; they are light for their duty rating, suitable for heavy hauling on or off trail. The sole is stiff and protects your soles well, due to a shank, so a rocker sole is incorporated into the design. Good support through the ankle section too.  The boot heel and toe have a rubber scuff bumper that protects the uppers from rock cuts while negotiating rough terrain. 

They are well crafted and comfortable, like most of the Asolo product line. While not comfy as slippers, they are easy enough on the dogs that I use them as in-camp lounge wear, in lieu of hauling camp foot wear. 

I am not a fan of Gore-Tex or other “waterproof” membranes in footwear - foot sweat is as much an issue as water for me. In any case the Gore-Tex doesn’t detract from my satisfaction.

I have two bonafide complaints:

1, The boot welt does not accommodate step-in crampon bindings, albeit it works fine with strap-on crampon binding systems;

2, The top lace grommet exerts some pressure on my calf, but biasing the tongue to that side eliminates the discomfort.

Ed

Retailers' Descriptions

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Asolo used a uniform chassis design to give the Expert GV the strength of carbon and Kevlar, the torsional and lateral rigidity you crave, and the lightness you need.

- Mountain Gear

Expert GV Able performance in a nimble design! Glacier hiking and heavy backpacking are no problem for these Expert GV mountaineering boots. * Uppers combine supple, water-resistant Perwanger leather and high-tech polyamide fabric to allow maximum ankle movement and support * Gore-Tex liners stop water from reaching feet and are breathable, allowing vapor transmission out of boots * Rubber rands protect uppers and feet from abrasion and bumps, and also enhance edging ability * Dual-density microporous rubber and polyurethane midsoles provide cushioning and support, making them compatible with semi-automatic crampons * Durable Vibram Ascent outsoles feature self-cleaning lugs and Asobrake design for superior grip when descending SPECS StyleMountai

- River Sports Outfitters

Able performance in a nimble design! Glacier hiking and heavy backpacking are no problem for these Expert GV mountaineering boots. Uppers combine supple, water-resistant Perwanger leather and high-tech polyamide fabric to allow maximum ankle movement and support. Gore-Tex(R) liners stop water from reaching feet and are breathable, allowing vapor transmission out of boots. Rubber rands protect uppers and feet from abrasion and bumps, and also enhance edging ability. Dual-density microporous rubber and polyurethane midsoles provide cushioning and support, making them compatible with semi-automatic crampons. Durable Vibram(R) Ascent outsoles feature self-cleaning lugs and Asobrake design for superior grip when descending.

- REI

Free Shipping. Asolo Men's Expert GV Boot (Spring 2010) SPECIFICATIONS of the Men's Expert GV Boot by Asolo Upper: High resistance polyamide fabric + Perwanger leather 2,2-2,4 mm Lining: Gore-Tex performance comfort footwear Lasting Board: New Ascent Anatomic Footbed: Lite 3 Sole: Asolo/Vibram Ascent + dual-density in microporous rubber + PU attachments for automatic crampons Fit: MM Weight: 820 grams (1/2 pair size 8 UK)

- Moosejaw

CLOSEOUTS . Asolo Expert Gore-Tex(R) mountaineering boots provide the superior traction, support and weather protection alpinists need to tackle the most rugged terrain on the planet. Waterproof breathable Gore-Tex(R) membrane Extremely rugged suede and synthetic upper Speed lacing hooks for fast fit adjustments Abrasion-resistant toe and side rands Fully gusseted tongue Removable footbed Crampon-compatible heel bail Vibram(R) extreme traction rubber outsole Height: 6” Weight: 3 lb. 14 oz. pr. CLOSEOUTS . Romania.

- Sierra Trading Post

Asolo Men's Expert GV

Discontinued

The Men's Expert GV has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$135.96 - $310.00

The Asolo Men's Expert GV is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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