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Pros Warm, light, climbs wellWarm, light, very water resistantRemovable liner, velcro ankle strap, waterproofLight, climbs mixed and rock terrain wellLight, versatile, great for rock climbing
Cons Leaks like a sieve, expensiveNon-intuitive lace-lock, priceyExpensive, slightly flexibleNot super warm, overly complicated lacingNot very warm, minimal calf support
Bottom Line The G5 sends on frozen water, but stay away from liquid waterThis boot climbs well, and is also light and highly water-resistantThis lightweight double boot is perfect for cold weather technical climbingFast and light mountaineering and mixed climbing is where this boot shinesA good choice for the year-round mountaineer looking for a do-it-all boot
Rating Categories La Sportiva G5 Scarpa Phantom Tech Arc'teryx Acrux AR Asolo Eiger GV Trango Tower Extreme GTX
Weight (20%)
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Warmth (15%)
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Specs La Sportiva G5 Scarpa Phantom Tech Arc'teryx Acrux AR Asolo Eiger GV Trango Tower...
Style Single Single Double Single Single
Weight 1lb 15.2oz (885g) 1lb 15oz (875g) 2lb 2oz (965g) 1lb 13.8oz (845g) 1lb 13.6oz (835g)
Sizes Available 38-48 38-47 7-13.0 5-11.5 38-48
Upper High tenacity Nylon with Insulating felt and PE barrier Schoeller, Cordura, aluminum 3L GORE-TEX w/ TPU Laminate High resistance polyamide fabric + microfiber Nylon 6.6 with Honey-Comb Guard and FlexTec 3
Waterproof Lining Waterproof membrane OutDry membrane GORE-TEX GORE-TEX GORE-TEX Performance Comfort
Shank 3mm Honeycomb Tech insulating carbon Carbon fiber PU Asoframe carbon and kevlar 9mm Insulated IBI-Thermo
Midsole 8-9mm TPU, PU inserts, SBR Airchushion Micropourous EVA CM EVA, carbon fiber Duel-density Micropourous midsole 6-7mm TPU/ Dual-density micropore EVA
Sole Rubber Vibram Matterhorn Vibram Zero Gravity Vibram AR Vibram 1225 Mulaz Vibram "One"
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