photo: Scarpa Phantom Guide mountaineering boot

Manufacturer's Description

The Phantom series is among the lightest, most progressive, best-climbing alpine boots on the market to date.

Phantom series boots -- built for technical climbing in cold climates – were designed with the feedback and involvement of two SCARPA athletes in particular, climbers Ueli Steck and Simon Anthamatten. The two have been pushing the boundaries of alpine climbing in recent years, from the Himalayas to their home Alps.

The new SCARPA/Vibram TT sole is designed so it more effectively concentrates power over the big toe and edging platform for climbing either rock or on crampon points. The sole is also thinner in the forefoot for better climbing sensitivity.

New micro-porous polyurethane midsole inserts are 30 percent more shock absorbing than EVA used in other climbing boots on the market today. That means the Phantom yields substantial energy savings through decreased muscle fatigue when carrying a heavy pack and/or traveling in rough terrain.

Visit Scarpa's Phantom Guide page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Offering warmth for extreme environments without compromising agility for precise climbs, the Phantom Guide is packed with modern technology to keep your feet dry, comfortable, and mobile as the temperatures plummet. Cordura(R) and 10% elastane (S-tech fabric) upper. Waterproof-OD/Primaloft(R) lining. Pro-fiber insole. PU/TPU midsole. Quick and easy lacing system. ErgoFIt system. Enhanced shock-absorption and durability. Waterproof T-Zip and integrated gaiter. Vibram(R) TT3 outsole. Weight: 1 lb. 15.7 oz.. Imported.


The Phantom Guide from Scarpa is a highly versatile mountain boot. Its 200g Primaloft insulation, light weight, and rigid sole make it a perfect candidate for technical big mountain ascents in cold weather or a day of ice climbing. The easy to use quick-l

- Mountain Gear

From the Bugaboos to Huntington Ravine, the Scarpa Phantom Guide is a lightweight alpine climbing boot for all your mountaineering needs. The Phantom has an ErgoFit system that allows you to flex your feet naturally so you can get a better grip on small rock flakes when you're ascending technical terrain.


CLOSEOUTS . Built for ice climbing and vertical mixed climbing, Scarpa Phantom Guide mountaineering boots excel in frigid conditions without weighing you down. The single boot design features a permanently attached gaiter, PrimaLoftand#174; insulation and a fit that accommodates wider feet. Available Colors: ORANGE. Sizes: 41, 41.5, 42, 42.5, 43, 43.5, 44, 44.5, 45, 45.5, 46, 46.5, 47, 40, 40.5, 48, 38, 38.5, 39, 39.5.

- Sierra


Materials Micro-porous polyurethane midsole inserts
Sizes 38-47, 48 (half sizes)
Weight 2 pounds per boot

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