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La Sportiva Trango Prime

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La Sportiva Trango Prime
3 out of 5 based on 2 user reviews.

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Review by greenezo on Mar. 10, 2012
These boots are great! Better all around traction and warmer than the Trango Extreme Evo GTX (etc etc) and they fit better too. I generally use them down to the 5-10 degree F range with much success. I have had absolutely no issue with these boots being waterproof, perhaps an early version wasn't but I find these to be. I've skinned in them, hiked in them, snowshoed in them and of course climbed rock and ice and I love them. Light and nimble!
About as breathable as the Batura Evo (read: takes a while to dry if you let your feet sweat).
For winter mixed climbs above 0 F and warmer weather alpine climbs these boots can't be beat.

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Review by LittleMook on Sep. 29, 2010
The boots were light, solid and very comfortable from the first day I put them on.
These boots are NOT waterproof. I spent a week trekking in the Bernese Oberland and for 3 days the boots were fine. We had trudged along the Aletsch glacier and through plenty of knee high snow (using GORETEX gaiters). However on the fourth day, again in plenty of snow (and again using gaiters), my feet were sopping wet to the extent that I had to wring out my socks when I arrived at the hut. The tops of my socks and the boots were fine - so no water had got in through the top. It had to have seeped in through the lining somehow...

To be fair, (and be aware) they are described (on the web) as (only) having a 'water-repellent Lorica material upper with an Antiacqua external coating' but, in my view, all high mountain boots should be waterproof (and not require any additional coating to be applied).

My trek was in the middle of August. I dread to think of the consequences if we'd had to hole up somewhere in the middle of winter, in sub-zero temperatues.
Suggest you stick to any true GORETEX boots.
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