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Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Eiger

Manufacturer: La Sportiva

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 - 4 Votes


Page By: scot'teryx

Created/Edited: Feb 19, 2002 / Feb 19, 2002

Object ID: 135

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The Dri-Lex lining is well known for its moisture transport capabilities and feels great in thinner socks. Fully crampon compatible, the MPE sole sheds snow and mud with its self cleaning lugs. It has a solid edging platform in the front for rock climbing and an aggressive heel design for security while plunging down slopes covered in snow or loose talus. Rollerball hardware makes lacing a cinch and the rubber toe rand protects while climbing in cracks and chimineys.

3mm Idro-Perwanger Roughout Leather

Dri-Lex lining

Medium to wide fit

La Sportiva MPE sole with protective rubber rand

Rollerball lacing

Made on the Makalu last

SBR Aircushion midsole

8mm Mtnflex insole plus 2mm full steel shank


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scot'teryxUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

The only shoe for me at this point. I wear them everywhere. They are not goretex, or thinsulated, so they are lighter then the Nepal Extreme, and rated for summer mountaineering only. I have used them this whole summer and winter in the cascades and have not had a problem. Pair them with the OR X-gaiters and you'll stay warm for sure. They are very comfortable, and never problematic. I also wore them on a 20 mile traverse recently that gained 4000 feet and lost 7000 feet in a day - no sore dogs here!
Posted Feb 19, 2002 9:57 am

oldvanhalenrulesUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

I've had my Eigers for more than a year now, and I love them. These were my first leather mountaineering boots, after having a trusty pair of Lowa Denalis for many seasons. I live in the Bay Area and broke these boots in by taking several easy hikes in Marin- they never got too hot for me. I've been in my Eigers on several snow/ice ascents in the Sierras and on Shasta- with no problems to report. Fine for the approach, fine for the steeps, and fine unloosened when kicking back in camp. I think this boot can do it all in the Sierras from Spring through Fall, with the exception of technical ice. I'm a 45.5 and they work well with my Grivel G-12's. My pair shows no signs of excessive wear and no leaks, even after a bunch of scrambles on talus and other crap. If LaSportivas fit your foot shape, I think you'll be quite pleased. I'm surprised some of the reviewers have had poor experience with their Eigers.
Posted Aug 10, 2003 10:08 pm

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