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Everest Boot

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Everest Boot

Manufacturer: One Sport

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Page By: William Marler

Created/Edited: Dec 9, 2002 / Dec 9, 2002

Object ID: 581

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Cold weather alpinism is the bane of most people’s toes, but extra warmth can often mean sacrificing performance. The Everest has no such problem, because it’s a fully integrated system of super gaiter, plastic shell, and removable inner boot. The Everest has a total of 15mm of Alveolite insulation, plenty to keep your feet warm to -50 ° F,. yet it’s easily compact - and lightweight - enough for excellent performance. The upper gaiter is Gore-Tex for waterproof, breathable comfort, and has a very handy two-zip panel for access to the shell/inner boot.

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William MarlerUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

Comfortable if fitted properly. Excellent boot for warmth. Good bet for high altitude climbs. Plus side warmth. Downside, a bit on the heavy side, are stiffer than similar plastic boots. You must be careful with your crampons as gaitor is attached and cannot be replaced when torn. On some of the earlier models the front toe rubber protection did not go high enough causing some ware and tare on just one expedition. This has been corrected on the never models but not 100%. The warmest boot out there.
Posted Dec 9, 2002 7:34 am

clarityUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Great boots as long as you don't have a long, rocky approach to contend with before getting on the ice and snow. They are no heavier than my Meindl Perfect leather boots and they do not feel heavy on the snow and ice with crampons attached. The Grivel G-12 crampons with the classic bindings and a longer strap than normal fit like a glove.

I wear a liner sock and heavy Smartwool sock and feet stay toasty warm...Very warm boot.

Do not buy without trying them on as they run a full size to a size and a half small.

Note: they were available in Kathmandu December 2003, newest models for $395...(used once it looked like) limited in sizes.

They were also available in Snells in Chamonix in March 2004 for 395 euro...price above in description seems to be well above market price.

Posted Jan 23, 2004 1:52 am

CoraxThe warmest

Voted 5/5

THE mountaineering boot for high altitude climbing.

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+ Extremely warm - I used them with only one pair of socks on 6500m and have never felt cold on higher elevations or in very cold conditions.
+ These boots are huge and you would expect they're clumsy when clinbing steep ice, but I found them surprisingly easy to climb with.
+ Like tanks when walking down a trail. No reason to worry about where you put your feet.
+ Lots of choices for lacing them.
+ The inner boot is of a better design than many other similar products I've tried and on top of that, they're made in a material which you can use for walking around in the snow with. Also it has a little sole which is good to walk on.
+ Light! Yes, it's a heavy boot, but compared to other high altitude boots which are colder or combinations of boots with super gaiters, the weight/warmth ratio is hard to beat.

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- The built in gaiter's material could've been made out of a little bit more durable material.
- The rubber on the sides of the boot is a bit too fragile in terms of resistence to UV-radiation. Small cracks appeared after only two expeditions on high altitude (5500m+).
- Expensive. As mentioned by another reviewer - Kathmandu is a good place for buying them. I found my first pair there, second hand but in good condition for only $80.
Posted Jan 1, 2005 4:57 pm

Guillaume.CeyracWarm & comfortable, but fragile

Voted 4/5

These boots are incredibly warm, light, comfortable and easy to fit. They are definitely irreproachable for snow conditions.

The only problem from my point of view is that the outter (black and red) fabrics used for the gaiters are very fragile. The red part (on top) wears too quickly and the black one hates any kinds of rocks and, of course, crampons.
Posted Sep 19, 2011 11:35 am

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