User Review: Asolo Titan GV
Price Paid: $240
I bought the Titan from REI because the La Sportiva Trango S did not fit. I've had past problems with Asolo products, but took the chance. I've used the boot for 15 or so days of rugged mountaineering, including the Redbout High Route/Ruta Lake High Route last year in a low snow year. The boots are the most comfortable mountaineering boots that I've owned in 20+ years of climbing, and they perform very well on all surfaces, i.e., snow, w/crampons, scree, steep heather, 3-4 class rock. So far, they are holding up well, but time will tell.
Update: April 23, 2007
UPDATE to original post.
I have now used the Asolo Titan GV for roughly 50 full days of mountaineering, and the boots have performed and held up quite well despite some abusive travel and notwithstanding others' experience with failures. I screwed and cemented a supergaiter on the boots, and they have become my early season mountaineering boots. (I'm using the Scarpa Escape GTX for late season mountaineering). The Titans have been the best all around boot I have used in my 20+ years of mountaineering. Perhaps I've been luckier than others.