The La Sportiva Spantik
They are tough, durable enough and not too heavy. The laces, lace eyelets and inner boots could be better. It would be a much better boot by most accounts if delivered with the Baruntse's Palau inner boot.
La Sportiva Spantik 3#.05oz / 1362g
La Sportiva Spantik with a Baruntse liner 2# 12oz / 1247g
La Sportiva Baruntse 3#4oz / 1470g
Scarpa Phantom 6000 new 2010 model 2#10oz / 1190g
La Sportiva Olympus Mons 3#6oz/ 1530g
French Mtn Police uniform boot?
photo courtesy of Courtney Ley
The newest mtn bike shoe?
The Spantik is the one double boot that seems to dominate the cold weather climbing world right now below 6000m. Only the Scarpa 6000 has made much of an impact on that good fortune.
57g is about 2 oz
172g about 6 oz
The difference in climbing in a lighter boot? The extra ankle and calf support is a noticable on the Spantik. The warmth? Only the Oly Mons stands out here in warmth. All of these boots are plenty warm for any where under 6000m in winter.
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