La Sportiva Trango Alp Gore-Tex® Mountaineering Boots - Waterproof (For Men)
About La Sportiva Trango Alp Gore-Tex® Mountaineering Boots - Waterproof (For Men)
Closeouts. For bad weather summit attempts and long days in mixed terrain, La Sportiva Trango Alp mountaineering boots are your foot's best friend. With a Gore-Tex® waterproof breathable membrane and crampon-compatible Vibram® rand and outsole, this boot is ready to be put to the test.
Specs about La Sportiva Trango Alp Gore-Tex® Mountaineering Boots - Waterproof (For Men)
- Waterproof materials: Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane
- Upper: Leather, nubuck, nylon
- Lining: Textile
- Removable insole
- Midsole: Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA)
- Outsole: Vibram® rubber
- Height: 6-1/2"
- Weight (pair): 3 lb. 10 oz.
- Runs small, order 1/2 size larger
- Made in Italy
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
The Trango Alp is my personal favorite in the La Sportiva line for 3 season use in the Sierra Nevada range. It's light, waterproof, and very easy wearing, making it a great choice for mixed rock ... Read More
Verified Buyer Reviewed by BikeSkiClimb from Bay Area, CA on Thursday, May 3, 2012La Sportiva makes excellent mountaineering boots. I think most climbers will agree with this statement.
The Trango Alp is my personal favorite in the La Sportiva line for 3 season use in the Sierra Nevada range. It's light, waterproof, and very easy wearing, making it a great choice for mixed rock and snow climbs. It's only slightly heavier than the Trango S boot, but uses more and less abrasive durable materials, which helps it hold up better, especially when you're rubbing it on granite.
The boot will accept "semi-auto" or universal crampons, but not full automatic as it lacks a toe welt. The 3/4th shank is not ideal for crampon use, but a good compromise for climbs where you'll be spending a good portion of the time on rock.
This is not an insulated boot, so it is likely not appropriate for colder climbing. Also, the lightweight materials present something of a compromise durability wise. It's not going to last as long as a full leather boot, but at a pound a foot that's probably a worthwhile trade-off.
The boots insoles are a bit flimsy, I'd like to see something with a bit more support for a shanked boot, but that's somewhat a matter of personal preference, and there are many 3rd party options.
Fit is very imporant in a mountaineering boot, so a few comments on that. The trango boots are fairly narrow, and low-volume. If you have big, wide feet, they likely are not for you. If you have a fairly small, low volume foot, this is probably one of the best options. For reference size wise, I am usually a 7.5, and have had several pairs of La Sportiva trail runners over the past few years in size 40.5. The size 40 Trango is a good fit for me.
Overall, this is a very versitile lightweight mountaineering boot. If it fits you, at the STP price it's an absolute steal!
- Best Uses: 3 season mountaineering
- Cons: Durability, Insoles
- Pros: EASY FIT, Flexible upper, Lightweight
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jibber from Wanaka New Zealand on Friday, April 20, 2012I use this product for work.
It suits the purpose perfectly
Answer Not necessarily, that all depends on the type of pants you buy and your personal preference.