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Trango Prime

 
Trango Prime

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Trango Prime

Manufacturer: La Sportiva

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Page By: climbxclimb

Created/Edited: Jan 17, 2010 / Jan 17, 2010

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Product Description

This toasty warm technical mixed climbing boot sports an integrated gaiter and a Primaloft® lining. The T-Prime has a thicker EVA layer underfoot and a more general mountaineering geared Vibram® Impact Brake Systemr sole. This gives you more traction and cushion on more variable terrain in the mountains than the Trango Extreme EVO Light. Perfect for terrain that requires longer approaches but still requires an extremely technical mixed climbing boot.

Features

WEIGHT: 29.7 oz • 842 g LAST: Trango CONSTRUCTION: Board Lasted UPPER: Water repellant Schoeller®-Keprotech®/ Flex Tec 2/ Water-repellant Lorica® with Antiacqua™ external coating/ Vibram® rubber rand/ Schoeller®-Dynamic™ gaiter LINING: LINING: Primaloft®/ Waterproof barrier INSOLE: 9mm insulating Ibi-Thermo MIDSOLE: 6-7mm TPU/ Dual-density Micropore EVA SOLE: Vibram® Impact Brake System™

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climbxclimbGreat boots

Voted 5/5

These boots are the evolution of the Trango Ice.
There is a little of confusion between the Trango Prime and the Trango Extreme. The Trango Extreme, has a Gore-Text lining, the Trango Prime has H2NO lining.
The reason why LS decided to have these two boots quite similar produced, was that Gore-Tex would not allow LS to use Primaloft insulation with Gore-tex lining for the Trango Prime (Gore-Tex allows to use only its proprietary insulation system). LS wanted to use Prinaloft because this performs better when wet.
In general LS (I spoke with the factory in Italy) considers the Trango Prime a warmer and more precise boot, but considers the Trango Extreme a more waterproof boot.
I recently bought these boots to substitute my Nepal.
The are very light and precise, and they are extremely comfortable for walking.
A huge difference with the Nepal.
I wore them ice climbing, with a pair of heavy weight Patagonia socks. So far with temperatures of -10C, my feet were getting slightly cold while climbing, but they were warm again at the belay.
Walked in wet stuff for a good part of the day but the boots were totally dry.
LS suggested me to treat them with Nikwax.
Posted Jan 17, 2010 1:38 pm

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