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Scarpa Vapor V
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award    
Price $174.95 at Backcountry
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$131.25 at Backcountry
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$180.00 at REI
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$185.00 at REI
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Pros Supportive, excellent performance in thin cracksComfortable in cracks, low volume toe fits in thin cracks, great edgingGreat precision, aggressive/down turned toe tip, sensitive, great toe and heel hooking, precise fit, comfortable, easy on/offGreat edging, convenient and secure Velcro closure systemIncredible sensitivity, great edging, durability
Cons Not as sensitive as softer shoes, buckles can cause pain in wider cracksHeel cup can feel uncomfortable across the achilles, left some testers with sore archesNot comfortable for all-day climbing, expensive, not the most versatile, hard to fit, single strap broke prematurelyNot as comfortable in cracks as lace-up modelsSpecalized use, expensive, might be hard to resole
Bottom Line A great tool for thin cracks and multi-pitch outings.These are our go-to shoe for difficult granite crack climbs.A tried and true modern classic, this model excels while steep and technical climbing.This is one of our favorite models that employ a Velcro closure system.An incredibly sensitive and comfortable shoe that excels at edging.
Rating Categories Scarpa Vapor V La Sportiva Kataki La Sportiva Solution La Sportiva Otaki La Sportiva Futura
Edging (20%)
7
9
9
9
9
Cracks (20%)
8
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8
8
7
Comfort (20%)
9
8
7
8
8
Pockets (20%)
6
9
10
9
9
Sensitivity (20%)
6
9
9
9
10
Total Scores (%)
10
10
10
10
10
Specs Scarpa Vapor V La Sportiva Kataki La Sportiva Solution La Sportiva Otaki La Sportiva Futura
Style Velcro Lace Velcro Velcro Velcro
Upper Suede/Microsuede Suede leather / Microfiber Leather / Lorica Leather/ Microfiber Leather/Synthetic Leather
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
Lining Unlined Pacific HF in toe box and arch area only Pacific Unlined
Rubber Type Vibram XS Edge Vibram XS Edge Vibram XS Grip 2 Vibram XS Edge Vibram XS Grip2
Rubber Thickness (millimeters) 4 mm 4 mm 4 mm 4 mm 3 mm
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