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Synthesis Mid GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars La Sportiva woman's Synthesis Mid GTX. The best 4-season hiking boot, ever! Lightweight, waterproof Gore-Tex, and enough ankle support, but not too high for best comfort. Love the drawstring laces! Fast to slip on or tighten. They were instantly comfortable when on the first mountain hike! No break-in required. Pay a little more to get something you'll wear all the time. Full review

Nepal EVO GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These boots are bomber. They are definitely too stiff for approach hiking, however they shine bright when put into glacier travel and ice climbing. If you can afford them get them, otherwise look for some used ones. Fit: They run an accurate size. Comfort: Once broken in they are great! Support: Full shank... enough said Water Resistance: Gore-tex so good Traction: Surprisingly great Temp Control: Very good, however heavy thermal socks recommended for any temps below -5°C. Ease of Use: Pretty… Full review

Otaki

rated 5 of 5 stars The La Sportiva Otakis climbed very well on the sandstone of Castle Rock and on the volcanic conglomerate of Pinnacles. They work well for experienced rock climbers. While I did not get a chance to climb on quartzite or limestone during the review period, the bit of foot-scuffing I did on our home quartzite front entry indicated that the Otakis will also work well on quartzite. As with all technical rock shoes, you should get them fitted by a boot and shoe fitter who is well trained in the peculiarities… Full review

Tarantulace

rated 4 of 5 stars Very grippy soles. I like that these shoes have laces to stay tight on your feet. I bought these used and was very pleased with the purchase. The shoes fit my feet to a T, and are a comfortable fit for climbing shoes. I have used these for both outdoor and indoor climbing, and the shoes have been great for both. The soles are great for smearing and are very grippy.  Full review

Ultra Raptor GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These shoes are great for trail running and hiking in rocky areas. They are by far the grippiest shoes I have worn, and they seem to have good support in the soles to absorb impact on your feet too. Very comfortable. This shoe fits perfectly for me. I don't have the pickiest taste, but I prefer breathing room and wider fitting shoes. They have a bulkier/ heavier feel to them, which is good for support, maybe not so good if you are trying to go ultralight. The sole support is thick and provides impact… Full review

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Backcountry Skis, Shells, Boots at Outdoor Retailer
New and updated backcountry ski gear is in abundance at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. We share a few ski and alpine highlights from Arc'teryx, Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Gregory, and Osprey. Read more
January 8

Winter Packs, Trail Runners, American Made: OR Day 2
Packs for backcountry skiing, rando, summit pushes, and expeditions. Nano skis and winter trail runners and hikers. American-made bars for dogs, fine mountain wear, and merino wool socks: Day 2 of Outdoor Retailer. Read more
January 23, 2014

Outdoor Apparel Highlights from Outdoor Retailer
Here are a few footwear and apparel highlights we spotted from Keen, Mountain Hardwear, Icebreaker, La Sportiva, Icebreaker, Sierra Designs, The North Face, and DownTek. Read more
August 5, 2012

Outdoor Retailer's Softer Side: New Apparel Lines, Triple Crown Buffs, Footwear
We take a first look at some softgoods that caught our eye at Outdoor Retailer, including new apparel from La Sportiva, The North Face, and Outdoor Research, Trailblazer long trail Buffs, and footwear from Vasque, Timberland, and Columbia. Read more
January 22, 2012

Winter Traction: An Introduction to Snowshoes and Crampons
The biggest difference between three-season and winter hiking is the walking surface. Snow and ice require traction aids such as snowshoes, microspikes, or crampons. Here's an overview of the options. Read more
December 6, 2011

Outdoor Retailer: La Sportiva Vertical K minimal mountain runner
La Sportiva's Vertical K, new for 2012, highlights a number of continuing gear developments: 1) minimal structure, 2) ultra lightweight at 6.5 ounces (185 grams) per shoe, and 3) bright styling. Read more
August 3, 2011

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Boulder, CO 80301
USA

phone: (303) 443-8710
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