Ice Master


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Ice Master
Manufacturer Boreal
Page By wetsponge007
Page Type Feb 13, 2007 / Feb 13, 2007
Object ID 2598
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Product Description

One alpinist, one boot? The ICE MASTER is ready when you are and will tackle rapid winter ascents, high summer mountain traverses and the wide array of new school of mixed-ice and dry-tooling routes. Whether you are moving at full speed in the mountains or crag climbing with your "points" overhead - light weight is important. ICE MASTERS are near minimum mass employing a high tenacity Teramida fabric body with 2mm full grain leather cuff, lacing overlays and heel counter. This combo is backed up with triple layer Thinsulate for warmth and Boreal Dry-Line for complete weather protection and waterproofness. The ICE MASTER also features generous padding throughout and Boreal's Ankle Lacing System and removable Velcro Strap - to suck the rear of the boot in and lock your heels down for extra climbing power. Sole is ultralight TPS-3 with triple density rubber for traction & support and is hard bale crampon compatible. Midsole is 10mm EVA-PRO for shock absorbtion and extra thermal insulation. Sold in UK sizes - example, if you wear a US 10.5 (UK9.5) hiking boot order a UK10 (US 11) for an equal fit.-""


Upper:Teramida fabric with 2mm full granin leather cuff with removable velcro strap

Insulation: Triple layer of Thinsulate with Dry-line(=gortex)

Sole: Ultralight TPS-3 with triple density rubber, hard bale crampon compatible

Midsole: 10mm EVA-Pro


best: mixed, alpine
fit: med, up 1/2 size
color: ice & gold
wt: 3 lb 4 oz, 1535 g
size: 4.5-11 UK half sizes
price: $325



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arturf - Feb 28, 2007 1:30 pm - Voted 5/5

Great boots
I am very satisfied with these boots. They are very comfortable and my crampons fit them, as if they were solid with a sole. They were tested during a 20 km aproach with a wet snow up to the ankle at the temperature of +5C, so almost in the water. I have crashed through the ice one time and my foot went into the water to the knee. Inspite of all this mess, they were almost dry inside, a bit of humidity, which was present, seemed to be from sweating. Ankle Lacing System is also pretty cool and useful during technical climbs.

My personal opinion - DryLine protection used by Boreal, which is based on the Sympatex technologies, works better then GoreTex.

Couldn't find any disadvantages, yet. If I find some, I'll post here.

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