Olympus Mons Evo


Olympus Mons Evo
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Olympus Mons Evo
Manufacturer La Sportiva
Page By Erik Beeler
Page Type Nov 8, 2005 / Jan 24, 2007
Object ID 1474
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This all new model is the current state of the art - and is the lightest high mountain boot by over a pound! The amazingly light (225 g) inner boot is formed from water repellant and breathable micro-perforated foam backed by pile insulation and lined with tri-dimensional polyester knit.

The new model has very contained external volume, for being an insulated double boot for high elevation, and with its weight 15% less than the previous version it becomes the lightest boot of its category.

Removable foot bed can be replaced with your choice of aftermarket foot bed - including custom orthodics or the popular HOTRONICS for "over the top" warmth.

There is also a strip of reflective tape on the backstay (so you can easily locate them for pre-dawn starts) and a fast and easy speed lace system with secure velcro tab that can be "one handed".

The 1105 g outer boot sports a breathable Cordura gaiter w/ Kevlar reinforcements and XSV climbing rubber rands backed by insulating foam and a waterproof Riri Storm Zipper. The outer boots structure is crafted from Cordura with dual-density closed cell PE thermal insulating foam lined with thermo-reflective aluminum facing. This combination is extremely warm, fast drying and conforms to your foot well - so you can really climb hard (really)!

The OLYMPUS MONS EVO sole is made from a brand new special low density Insulating Vibram with climbing rubber toe inserts and is backed by a HP3 midsole - which will accept most popular crampons. Inside a carbon fiber stiffner and 2.5 mm of PE thermo insulating micro foam with reflective aluminum facing contribute to your warmth and lightness of step.

Price Range - $825 - $850



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Erik Beeler - Jan 24, 2007 3:26 pm - Voted 5/5

My Favorite Boot
Well for what they cost they should be right? These boots are working out very well so far. I have done a snow shoed in them, hiked in then and climbed ice. I have only gotten to use them in the single digets F so far and they were plenty warm. They are surprisingly light weight for their size and don't feel like a burden to walk in. They have a soft "crush zone" in the heal that feels like a shock absorber and makes walking easier. The speed lacing system was a turn off at first but I have been getting used to it and really like how fast they lace up and that I can lace them while wearing gloves. The lacing system does seem to loosen up a bit after you first put them on but they are very easy to tighten so it is not a big deal to cope with.

For me I would like the top of the boot to be a bit higher. At the hight it is I feel like a cuts in a bit. Tightening up the boot a bit usually solves this feeling though.

After spending 8 hours straight in the boot snow shoeing and having climbed ice in it I can say I would buy this boot again. Now I just have to take these babies where they belone - high altitude.

(Note: Even though I got these boots at half price they are still insanely expensive.)

radson - Feb 20, 2007 2:00 am - Hasn't voted

any chance of describing the best way to tighten the laces? I have lost th little pamphlet that came with the boots.

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