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Scarpa Manta 2009

£220.00

Last year the Scarpa Manta 4-season boot had the GSB crampon system, but sadly the system has not become popular enough to warrant its continuity, so on the Manta it is now a feature that can be logged as that great idea that got away! The remainder of the Manta is classic performance-orientated design though. The boot sits lower to ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Asolo Alpiniste GTX 2009

£190.00

The Alpiniste GTX is a new Asolo 4-season boot that provides a superb set of features, making it ideal for general winter use as well as mountaineering. It has a synthetic and leather upper with a big rubber rand for extra durability. The lacing extends further towards the toe than in some boots, which makes it slightly better for climbers ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Meindl Himalaya MFS 2009

£220.00

The Meindl Himalaya MFS 3-4 season boot has been around a few years, and it is a good sound design for hill and mountain walking at any time of year. It has a leather upper with a huge rubber rand for extra durability. You get a Gore-Tex waterproof lining too. There is plenty of protection and support with this boot, ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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AKU Utah Micro 2009

£200.00

The AKU Utah Micro 3-4 season boot has a unique tongue design that means there is virtually no stitching to leak or fray on the upper, even alongside the sides of the tongue. The upper is going to be hardwearing but there is also a rubber rand around the boot to make it even more durable, which is ideal for ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Zamberlan Mountain Lite HBS 2009

£180.00

The Zamberlan Mountain Lite HBS is a very traditional 3-4 season boot that incorporates the classic features that many more mature walkers will have tried, tested and decided are ideal for British hill-walking. It has a one-piece leather upper, which means it is likely to last a long time as there is nothing to fall apart. To make the boot ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Lowa Stirling GTX 2009

£165.00

The Lowa Stirling GTX has been available for a number of years and it’s often reviewed in Trail as a 3-season boot. However, like the Mammut Mount Trail XT, it has now been submitted by the manufacturer for inclusion in the 3-4 season category. It is made using a full leather upper with minimal stitching to increase durability, and there ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Asolo Powermatic 500 GV 2009

£160.00

Unlike many other 3-4 season boots, the Asolo Powermatic 500 GV boot has managed to hold its price this winter, which makes it a superb buy for the money. You get a one-piece leather upper with a waterproof lining, so even though the upper is going to be tough and very water-resistant, it has a waterproof lining to make it ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Garmont Pinnacle 2008

£200.00

The Garmont Pinnacle 4-season boot is almost perfect for general winter walking in the UK and easier glacier travel. The upper is made from 2.8mm suede leather and is protected by a high rubber rand that extends all the way around the boot. Gore-Tex controls water penetration so dry feet are guaranteed. Underfoot a very aggressive sole unit is provided ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Scarpa Manta GSB 2008

£185.00

Trail’s favourite 4-season boot for many years, the Scarpa Manta, has been revamped with a new sole unit that provides possibly the safest and quickest crampon attachment system on the market. A 10 per cent weight loss and a chunky rubber rand are also superb additions. The Manta GSB also sits lower to the ground, making it feel more dexterous ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Meindl Himalaya MFS 2008

£175.00

The Meindl Himalaya MFS is a very tough 3-4 season boot that will withstand many years of abuse on the hill, thanks to the huge rubber rand that encloses the upper. There is also a Gore-Tex lining for extra protection against the wet. The ankle cuff is quite high, so you get lots of support when backpacking with heavy rucksacks ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Asolo Powermatic 500 GV 2008

£160.00

A popular 3-4 season boot in recent Trail reviews, the Asolo Powermatic 500GV was designed specifically for the British market. It’s based around a simple one-piece leather upper with a waterproof lining and a good sole unit. You get a rubber rand around the forefoot and toe for added protection too. The lacing extends further down the toes than some ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Zamberlan Mountain Lite HBS 2008

£155.00

The Zamberlan Mountain Lite is a 3-4 season boot that incorporates the classic features that have been popular for British mountain walking for many years. It has a one-piece leather upper, so there are no lines of stitching to leak or fall apart given mountain abuse. The upper is nice and stiff so a crampon can be fitted in comfort, ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Raichle Mount Envy GTX

£160.00

These climbing boots have a smooth climbing zone on Vibram sole; high rubber rand for durability; exceptionally stiff sole flex; solid toe box; excellent heel support; Nubuck leather adds durability to synthetic upper; Gore-Tex waterproof lining. But very heavy at 2070g (pair, size 11); stiff sole means walking will not be as comfortable as others; upper not as durable as ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Meindl Himalaya MFS

£160.00

This 3-4 season boot is built around a leather upper with a huge rubber rand for extra durability and a Gore-Tex waterproof lining. The ankle cuff is quite high, so you get lots of support when backpacking with heavy rucksacks across scree or walking across a snow-covered plateau. Underfoot there is an aggressive sole unit, and it’s generally ideal for ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Asolo Powermatic 500 GV

£150.00

This 3-4 season boot is designed for the British market and based around a simple one-piece upper with a waterproof lining and good sole unit. You get a rubber rand for added protection around the toe too. The lacing extends further down the toes than some for a more precise fit. The ankle support is ideal for tough terrain, yet ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 3
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Meindl Sella GTX

£175.00

This is a striking 4-season design that boasts a good pedigree and some great features. The upper is leather without too much stitching and there is a massive rubber rand to protect it too. On the foot the boot feels spacious and comfortable, while the ankle cuff provides excellent support without restricting a natural walking action. There is excellent stiffness ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Raichle 60 Degree

£170.00

This 4-season boot is well-padded throughout the inside  and a rubber rand around the whole boot adds protection on the outside that is ideal for mountaineering. I also like the higher ankle cuff that adds a touch more support for steeper terrain. The outsole is exceptionally aggressive which again is ideal for mountaineering and extensive winter use. On the foot ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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La Sportiva Glacier Evo GTX

£170.00

With this 4-season boot, a one-piece leather upper provides the primary barrier against the mountain environment, so there is no stitching to fray and little chance of water getting in. You get a Gore-Tex waterproof lining to guarantee dry feet though and a rubber rand around the toe to guarantee durability. A solid toe box provides vital protection while the ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Scarpa New Manta

£165.00

Trail’s favourite 4-season boot for many years, last year this gained an articulated ankle cuff. In use this means the ankle cuff is so much more comfortable than before when walking. The ankle cuff is slightly lower than many winter boots to allow a more natural walking action. The rest of the boot is classic Manta with a one-piece leather ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5

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