Trango Alp GTX

 

Trango Alp GTX
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Trango Alp GTX
Manufacturer La Sportiva
Page By EverydayExplorer
Page Type Sep 12, 2009 / Sep 12, 2009
Object ID 6353
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Product Description

The La Sportiva Trango Alp GTX is a 3 season alpine climbing boot. A combination of Idro-Perwanger Roughout leather and synthetic leather create a durable upper while a sticky Vibram sole rounds out the boot. The boot accepts semi-automatic crampons and has a 3/4 shank & 3D ankle flex system to allow comfortable climbing.

Features

Weight: 26.5 oz / 750 g
Upper: 2.2mm Idro-Perwanger Roughout Leather/ Water-repellant Lorica® with Antiacqua™ external coating/ Vibram® rubber rand
Lining: Gore-Tex® INSOLE: 7mm Trangoflex with integral nylon shank
Midsole: Micropore (forefoot)/ PU (heel)/ TPU crampon reinforcement in back
Sole: Vibram® Sasslong with Impact Brake System™

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OJ Loenneker - Oct 18, 2009 4:13 am - Voted 5/5

nice.
These are my regular hiking boot. They are a little stiff for a hiker, but I guess they are much easier to hike in than what I usually hike in during spring (ski boots). I have owned these for about a year or so, and they are holding up well.
The Gore Tex liner is not as water proof as claimed, but not as bad as other liners.
The main gripe I have is that the laces need to be tied in a double knot, or they like to untie them selves pretty quickly. My Nepal Extremes do this too, so maybe it's a Sportiva thing.

EverydayExplorer - Dec 1, 2009 11:44 pm - Voted 5/5

My full review
I bought the La Sportiva Trango Alp GTX boot when I moved Seattle so that I would have a lightweight boot to climb in the Cascades. The boot is technically a 3 season alpine climbing boot but I have been seriously impressed so far. I have not taken the boot out in winter yet but I have attempted to climb Rainier twice with the Trango Alp and they have performed flawlessly.

I wrote a rather lengthy review on my blog If you follow this link you'll for straight to it.
OnTheSharpEnd.com

I can summarize the review in one word: awesome

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