I have both the Nepal EVOs and Baruntse and can't say enough good about both, for me. Boots, IMO, are a very person-specific thing. The Nepals were, at first, not comfortable, and to be quite honest hell, until I got them broken in (I guess pretty standard for leathers). It took about maybe 30ish hours of hard hiking and many insole and sock combos before I found the right recipe. From then on they became more and more comfortable to the point where I actually enjoyed wearing them. They became old friends. My feet tend to run a tad cold, not alot, but enough to seriously consider a double for colder winter adventures. After much online research and consideration I purchased a pair of Baruntses. I molded the liners myself at home and got the fit, luckily, perfect the first time. They have proven to be toasty warm when conditions are a bit too much for the Nepals or when going on longer trips when I can put the liner in my bag at night. Both have been used on ice climbing trips, and although I consider the Nepals a "first line" choice for me I wouldn't hesitate to wear my Baruntses if temps were low. Dane's at Cold Thistle has alot of info on this boot at his blog.