Scarpa SL

These boots feel indestructable. They are constructed in a way with one piece of sherpa leather that makes them very waterproof and strong. I have a bit of a love hate thing going on with these big boys. They are B1 rated boots so due to the rigid sole, they can to take a crampon. I dont think they are ideal for year round use but they are essential for my days in the snow or on boggy ground. I've spent one particular day walking 20 miles in these boots and i must say that my feet were throbbing. Initially they feel snug and warm but as the day goes on my toes feel squashed and my foot arches ache. These boots are very heavy and the sole is very rigid. This makes them feel a bit clumsy when scrambling but the support i get from them on loose ground is fantastic. I'm sure they will last for many years.

Scarpa ZG65 XCR

Very pleased with these B0 rated, Lightweight fabric boots. I've had these approximately 18 months and in that time I've really put them to the test. The gortex lining has kept my feet dry and not too warm. I really feel like i'm wearing trainers when i'm out hiking in these. They are very light and extremely comfortable. The grip is reasonable and could be better but i've found the flex in the boots really helps when scrambling and my feet remain comfortable even on very long days. I took these boots with me when I trekked to Everest Base Camp. I was quite happy to stay in them at the end of each day and I even wore them on the plane. I'd definitely consider another pair of these in the future.


Camp Icerider Crampons

12 point crampons comes with a protective sack and antiballing plates.

Basic crampons for winter hill walking. These seem to do the job just fine. They dont feel too clunky or heavy and they stay on my feet without me having to tighten the straps too often. They also came with a crampon bag and antiballing plates.