Scarpa Phantom 8000
Price Paid: 1000 CHF
I use the Phantom 8000 last December 2009 for an expedition on the Ojos del Salado.
I had very bad experience with the zip: Due to a lot of sand and dust the zip sometime stack and it was not possible to close the outer shell. The morning of the summit day it was very cold and the zip of the right boot stack!! It was not possible to close the boot: big anger!! I save the summit climb using a few meters of tape …
My experience: the zip is unreliable if you use the Pantom 8000 in very hard conditions. Also to delicate if you consider the very high price.
The insulation was ok (temperature -20°C with strong wind).
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Free Shipping. Scarpa Phantom 8000 Boot DECENT FEATURES of the Scarpa Phantom 8000 Boot Automatic and semi-automatic crampon-compatible Speed lacing, thermo liner, and waterproof TIZIP zipper allow for high performance with hassle-free use Premier high altitude double-boot with built-in gaiter Designed for the high Himalaya, Denali and polar expeditions Comes standard with custom moldable thermo liners Capable of performance climbing on demanding terrain Warm and light, Cordura outers have insulating foam sandwiched between layers of heat reflective aluminum for maximum protection from the elements Advanced Midsole System provides maximum shock absorption, improved sensitivity and is the lightest available The SPECS of the Scarpa Phantom 8000 Boot Upper: K-Tech with Cordura (with closed cell foam insulation and hea t-reflective aluminum) and Outdry Liner: Thermo Insole: Pro-Fiber XT Midsole: PU/EVA Sole: Vibram Mulaz Last: AC Weight: 1/2 pair: 2 lbs 15 oz / 1330 g
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
Extreme. Ready for frigid temperatures and high altitudes, Scarpa's Phantom boot first warps your feet and ankles in a built-in, abrasion-resistant Cordura gaiter while a moldable thermo liner traps heat with closed-cell foam insulation and a layer of heat-reflective aluminum. Designed for ice, the tough Vibram outsoles are crampon compatible.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version