Trango Ice Evo


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Trango Ice Evo
Manufacturer La Sportiva
Page By wetsponge007
Page Type Jan 21, 2007 / Jan 21, 2007
Object ID 1811
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Product Description

For new-school technical mixed climbing where dry tooling, bat hanging and figure fours are the norm. Designed with single-day routes in mind whether short and intense or hundreds of meters of vertical ice, rock and snow.


Patented Tri Point Lacing Harness (T.P.L.H. ) for a secure fit when heel hooking or bat hanging
Integrated gaiter made of water repellant Schoeller®-Dynamic™
Abrasion and water resistant Schoeller® Keprotech® and Lorica uppers with XSV rubber rands
Sticky Supertrek rubber Vibram® outsole for rock climbing performance
COLOR: Yellow/Black
UPPER: Water repellant Schoeller®- Keprotech®/FlexTec2/Water repellant Lorica® with Antiacqua™ external coating/Vibram® XSV Rand/ Schoeller®-Dynamic™ gaiter
LAST: Trango
LINING: 150g Thinsulate™/3-bar Knit
SOLE: Vibram® Lavaredo (sticky Supertrek rubber)
MIDSOLE: 6-7mm HP3
INSOLE: 9mm insulating Ibi-Thermo
WEIGHT: 3 lbs. 13 oz.



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neoday - Jan 24, 2007 6:48 pm - Voted 4/5

Great boot
I bought these for ice and mixed climbing, mostly around town, so I wouldn't be wearing them on multi day trips- then I did 7 days on Rainier doing the Liberty Ridge in April in these and they were great. With the sock combo and these boots, I did not get a single blister. I had K2 Ultralight overboots and they were needed.

I can climb ice in these things to around -0F before I start to feel some chill in my toes. I bought some overboots for that reason.

These boots are light- really light! If you try them on you will really be impressed. I was- and that is why I got them. I feel comfortable putting in a 15 mile day in these things, I even wear them hiking in the spring, summer and fall. They are my all around hiking boot (when I need a boot, usually I use trail runners) I have worn them on rock and they were great, they edge well and the lacing keeps the heel down and locked in.

The only down side is that they are leather and not waterproof- so if you are slogging around in wet snow or you step in a creek, you are going to feel it in your feet. But if you know this limitation, take care to keep them dry-ish, and dry them out over night, you shouldn't have any problems.

I haven't tried hanging from heel spurs in these things yet, but they hold the ankle so well, I've got to believe you could do it.

Speaking of the ankle, they flex a bit more than most boots in the ankle- you gain technical agility and loose some rigidity. It is like climbing rock in your 5.10s vs climbing in Koflachs.

all in all a great boot- it accomplishes everything it set out to do. I have quite a few days in them and they still look great. I had some questions about the lacing but I have it figured out now. One of the built in gaiters tore off on Liberty Ridge while trying to put the boot on, so don't pull too hard on the pull tab, make sure your laces are open enough to get your foot in.

any other questions feel free to PM me.

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