Mountaineering Boots

Recent Mountaineering Boot Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
La Sportiva Men's Nepal Cube GTX

My definite winter boot. Couldn't be happier! I needed some stiff boot for winter mountaineering and as per multiple friends' recommendations I was going to buy the trusted Nepal Evo. That was until I started digging a little more into the Nepal series... Enter the Cube! I admit, it was a gamble because there where very few reviews and no references from any fellow hiker. Cube's main selling point compared to the Evo is the carbon honeycomb insole that ups the price +160€ but adds extra warmth… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Galibier Super Guide

I have owned the same boots...seriously! since 1974! I was 15-year-old kid in Alaska and worked several jobs to pay the $250 for them. Well, fast forward these many years and I am in Paris with my wife, I found they still make them and I am headed out to buy another pair and have instructed my wife to cremate me in them! My dilemma now is I have read a review on the Meindl Super Perfekt. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
La Sportiva Men's Nepal Extreme

Very warm and robust. Superb boots. Would highly recommend where a warm, comfortable, and robust boot is needed. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Salewa Women's Rapace GTX

Great all-around lightweight boots for scrambly terrain. Great for summer outings. I love these boots. I've used mine intensely for the last three years and they are still good as gold. They are extremely comfortable and very lightweight. They fit my feet (I've got wide and flat feet) perfectly and don't even notice them on my foot due to their light weight. They are my preferred pair for summer outings in rocky terrain and scrambly adventures. The edges are perfect for scrambling and the soles… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Mammut Men's Kento High GTX

Good boots...but not for heavy duty jobs. Same problems. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Salewa Men's Rapace GTX

A good all-rounder. I've used this pair for 2,5 years extensively in the Cretan mountains on mixed rocky terrain and also in snow ascents. Salewa describes this boot for mountaineering use and for via ferrata and is crampon compatible which is kinda odd because even though it has a heel welt for use with semi-automatic crampons the boot is not insulated so my feet freeze even with a good pair of winter Primaloft socks! And I'm not a guy who gets cold easily... The color is "Night Black Kamille"… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Galibier Super Guide

Great boots, flawless execution. The quality is fantastic with respect to stitch work, stitches sealing, leather quality, finishing, inside of the boots. Since the boots were coming from France to the USA, I was not charged the VAT. There are no high altitude mountains in the part of Texas I currently live, but they will be intensively used on local hikes. Just picked them up from the local USPS today (01/07/2019). Got the pair in EU size 42 from Au Vieux Campeur In France and the experience in… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Mammut Men's Kento High GTX

Very light, but vulnerable and smelly (?) I came across this type of shoes in Zermatt and was struck by both its characteristics, and its low price (particularly for Zermatt and Switzerland): 279 CHF/ 253 €. It also stood out by being made of  "old fashioned" one piece leather, while still appearing to be light and compact. I did not intend to buy new boots, having bought my previous ones only two years before and being pretty satisfied with those. But I seized the opportunity, also hoping to… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Kayland Apex Plus GTX

Looking for an inexpensive ice boot/light mountaineer boots, this is it! Low cost, fairly light, and burly! I was looking to upgrade my Koflach mountaineering double boot, which I use to ice climb. Those boots are workhorse. I've been to the top of Mt Washington in winter, Aconcagua, and a lot more. I paired them with Charlet Moser (Petzl) crampons for climbing and Petzl Vasak to hike. I still used them until last year to ice climb and lead grade 4. For a few years now, I was looking for a lighter… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Scarpa Charmoz Pro GTX
$230
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Phantom 6000
$475 - $898
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Baruntse
$469 - $625
user rating: 5 of 5 (27)
Galibier Super Guide
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Garmont Tower GTX
$300 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
La Sportiva Lhotse GTX
$420 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Scarpa Mont Blanc GTX
$419 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Galibier Vercors
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Scarpa Omega
$389 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Galibier Super Rando
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kayland M11+
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kayland Apex Plus GTX
$450 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan 4039 Expert Ibex GTX RR
$440 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Verto S6k Glacier GTX
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MontBell Alpine Cruiser 2000
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Galibier Super RD
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Koflach Hunters
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Liskamm GTX
$369 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Galibier Super Pro
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Boreal G1 Lite
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Batura EVO
$550 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
AKU Spider Kevlar GTX
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Salomon Pro Ice
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Vasque Kodiak
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Raichle 60-Degree
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
La Sportiva K2
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
La Sportiva K4 S
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
La Sportiva Nuptse
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Tecnica Dunagiri
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Raichle 90-Degree EXP GTX
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kayland Apex Trek
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Vasque M-Possible
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Vasque Ice 9000
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Merrell High Cascade
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmont Pinnacle
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Vasque Glacier
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Vasque Super Alpinista
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Manta M4
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Freney Lite
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Thermo Matterhorn
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmont Fusion Mountain Guide
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Assault
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Asolo 103
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kayland Hyper Traction
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Asolo Superlights
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Asolo AFS Guida
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon SM Lite
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Asolo AFS Expedition
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmont Fusion
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Pro Rock
discontinued
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