La Sportiva Batura

 

La Sportiva Batura
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title La Sportiva Batura
Manufacturer La Sportiva
Page By delmarco
Page Type Feb 26, 2008 / Feb 26, 2008
Object ID 4836
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Features

The BATURA is the super light crampon connection for cold weather ice fall climbers and go fast alpinists. With the fit of a single boot and the warmth of plastics the BATURA is built for long days of technical climbing, deep cold and even charging 6,000 meter peaks.
Warmer and lower profile than your present single boots, the BATURA has a precise fit for highly technical climbing and bridges the gap between simple single boots and bulkier, heavy double boots. This new design integrates six layers of boot, insulation and outer cover into a stream-lined package of warmth and climbing power. Outer is crafted from stretchy, breathable Elastic Cordura and Schoeller Dynamic material (with water repellant membrane) and features an asymmetrical wrap-around waterproof Riri Storm Zip for natural and unrestricted ankle flex. The BATURAS height and weight is similar to the TRANGO EL and is built on the NEPAL EVO last - a bit roomier up front for extra warm socks and some toe wiggling room. Count on Vibram rubber rand, Vibram Impact Brake System and SBR Aircushion midsole with 8-9 mm TPU/PU Inserts. Insole sports 9mm Ibi-Thermo insulation for protection from the ground up cold. Accepts all crampons and delivered anywhere in North America - Fit Guaranteed - with faxed dimensioned outine of your feet. Order up a pair and get our ALPINIST or INSULATED SUPERGAITERS 1/2 price!

best: ice fall, alpine
fit: Nepal Last, med-wide, order brannock size
color: yellow/black wt: 4 lb 4 oz / 2000 g (sz 42)
size: 38-48 (half sizes) price: $499.95

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Woodie Hopper - May 18, 2010 5:29 pm - Voted 5/5

Warm and light
I used these boots in Bolivia for climbs ranging from 5,300 to a little over 6,400 meters. These proved to be quite versatile and worked well on snow, vertical ice, mixed terrain and scree. The zipper does appear a little weak, but has worked well so far. I've also used these in the Alps and have been happy with their performance.

Jukka Ahonen - Aug 24, 2010 3:14 pm - Voted 4/5

limited review: warm shoes
I have not had a chance to use them on a mountain yet, unfortunately. I have tried them in a rather cold environment last winter, during an overnight hike with snowshoes. The temperature dropped below -30°C (or -22°F) with wind speeds over 20 m/s (or 44 mph). As long as I kept moving, I had absolutely no problem keeping my toes warm, and with snow shoes they were really comfortable.

TomekK - Mar 21, 2011 2:59 pm - Hasn't voted

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Do you guys think it would be possible to use them on 7000m peak for speed ascent? Olympus, millet one and so on are v.heavy over 2,5kg per pair, this 800g is a huge difference. I am just not sure if they have sufficent insulation. thanks for answer

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