Mountaineering Boots

Recent Mountaineering Boot Reviews

Galibier Super Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

Mammut Men's Kento High GTX

rated 3 of 5 stars 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

Kayland Apex Plus GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars 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

Kayland Apex Plus GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Technical insulated boot with integrated gaiter, developed for winter mountaineering and suitable for use on ice and mixed terrains. Only removable insoles, no inner boots. According to my research, the Kayland Apex Plus GTX boots proved to be a worthy companion when tackling the snowy mountains. It was appreciated for its grippy sole, compatibility with crampons, and efficient waterproofing. The Kayland Apex Plus GTX boots meet the expectations of mountaineers.                              … Full review

Mammut Magic Guide High GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Near perfect balance between comfort and fit, durability, features and innovation, grip, insulation, support, sure-footedness and weight Handsome looking boots. Recently purchased these B3 mountain boots for planned late Autumn/Fall expeditions to Alaska, North West Canada, and Chamonix. So haven't yet tried them out in the frigid conditions they were bought for. But they have seen some use when engaged in less technical (grades I-II) climbing and scrambling in Northern England and Scotland. I was… Full review

Galibier Super Rando

rated 5 of 5 stars Old school perfection! This is the "1970's" heavy duty backpacking boot. It has all the same quality and features you would have found on a pair purchased back then plus the best sole (Khumbu) ever made for hiking on granite and wet roots. I purchased a 46 for my 11" long feet which are low volume and fairly narrow. I wear a US 11.5 D in most boots except White's which I am a 10.5. The toe box tapers in, so with no insole and my foot slid forward, there was a good 3/4" or about a finger and wiggle… Full review

La Sportiva Women's Nepal EVO GTX

rated 3 of 5 stars They are absolutely bomber mountaineering boots and I recommend them to any serious mountaineer BUUUUT holy hell do these suckers hurt—so much that on my last climb I joked that hacking off my feet with my ice ax and descending on bloody stumps would be less painful. Wearing them feels like miniature shark attacks (one for each foot). They are ultra stiff, full-shank boots so I wasn't expecting them to ever be comfortable, but after using them nearly year-round for three years I thought they'd… Full review

Salomon Super Mountain 9 Guide

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent boot. If you can get them they are worth it. I have used these boots in all conditions for the last 20 years and find them to be a very rugged boot. I am trying to find another pair as I have worn mine out. If anyone has a pair they are willing to part with in a size 11 or 12 let me know. Full review

Scarpa Men's Charmoz

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Modern, attractive, affordable, and durable. However they are so stiff and high I never felt sure-footed wearing them in dangerous steep country. I bought a pair of these to replace my Meindl Makalu Pros, which were great boots that I managed to wear out pretty quickly. Straight off the bat I was impressed with the light weight of the Scarpas. Experienced hikers will know that the lighter the boots you have, the more energy you will have at the end of the day. I'm always worried about blisters,… Full review

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Scarpa Phantom 8000
$200 - $1,250
Asolo Manaslu GV
Lowa Expedition 8000 Evo RD
$676 - $1,150
La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo
$990 - $999
The North Face Verto S8K
$495 - $990
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Phantom 6000
$850 - $950
Asolo Mont Blanc GV
Lowa Expedition 6000 Evo RD
$546 - $900
La Sportiva G2 SM
$825 - $850
Scarpa Phantom Tech
$750 - $825
Asolo Comp XT
La Sportiva Spantik
Lowa Ice Rocket GTX
Arc'teryx Acrux AR GTX
La Sportiva G5
$700 - $750
La Sportiva Batura 2.0 GTX
$700 MSRP
Lowa Ice Comp IP GTX
Lowa Latok XT
Mammut Nordwand 2.1 High
Lowa Alpine Ice GTX
The North Face Verto S6K Extreme
$325 - $650
Scarpa Phantom Guide
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Baruntse
Asolo Eiger GV
Scarpa Rebel Ice
$550 - $600
Garmont Pumori LX
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX
$400 - $599
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Asolo AFS 8000
La Sportiva Trango Ice Cube GTX
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Batura EVO
$550 MSRP
Hanwag Omega GTX
Scarpa Ribelle Tech OD
$500 - $540
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX
$500 - $525
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX
$380 - $510
Garmont Icon Plus GTX
Mammut Nordwand Light Mid GTX
Asolo Freney XT GV
Asolo Alta Via GV Boot
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Verto S6k Glacier GTX
La Sportiva Trango Tower Extreme GTX
La Sportiva Trango Tower GTX
$350 - $475
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Scarpa Mont Blanc GTX
$280 - $469
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kayland Apex Plus GTX
$450 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Magic Guide High GTX
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan 4039 Expert Ibex GTX RR
$440 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Lowa Civetta GTX Extreme
$440 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lowa Silberhorn GTX
$440 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
La Sportiva Lhotse GTX
$420 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
La Sportiva Trango Extreme Evo Light GTX
$420 MSRP
The North Face Verto S4k GTX
$175 - $420
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