User Review: La Sportiva Tibet GTX
Use: General Backpacking, including offtrail
Break-in Period: 1 day
Weight: 3.2 lbs
Price Paid: $225
I hope I don't have to buy a backpacking boot but once every ten years, so I want it to be a good one. I look for the following: light; leather; few seams; vibram sole; roomy toe box; high cut; and quality construction. The La Sportiva Tibet has all that plus a goretex bootie. This boot is easy to break in, protects you from rocks if you cross-country, and is waterproof. What else do you want except low price, which it does not have. Most people do not need the Makalu, their most popular boot. It is hard as hell to break in. This boot is plenty for 90% of backpackers, esp. if you are not looking at winter camping and crampons. Well made, well fitting boot. By the way, I ordered them through REI, so I will eventually get a 10% dividend back on the purchase.