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Scarpa Manta Pro (2016)

£300.00

FeaturesThe Scarpa Manta has been the benchmark B2-rated 4-season hillwalking boot for decades, and it remains the cornerstone of the category. The upper is a mix of leather and synthetic materials with a Gore-Tex waterproof lining inside and a full rubber rand outside. The sole is a very aggressive Vibram unit with deep lugs and a good heal breast, and ...

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La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX (2016)

£275.00

FeaturesThe La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX weighs just 1732g per pair, yet it still has a B2 rating for stiffness. The weight saving comes from the upper construction, which is seamless and incorporates a Gore-Tex waterproof lining, an abrasion-resistant nylon and a thermoplastic covering. You get a rubber rand too for more durability. Underfoot a Vibram Cube sole unit provides ...

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The North Face S4K (2016)

£230.00

FeaturesA very light boot for this category at just 1746g, the The North Face S4K is made with an upper comprising synthetic materials, a Gore-Tex waterproof lining and a full rubber rand. The ankle cuff is quite high with a gaiter to help keep debris out of the boot. A Vibram sole with a smooth climbing zone under the toe ...

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Hanwag Ferrata Combi GTX (2016)

£230.00

FeaturesThe Hanwag Ferrata Combi GTX’s upper is a mix of synthetic materials and leather with a Gore-Tex waterproof lining inside and a rubber rand on the outside for extra protection. The ankle cuff is slightly lower than some models in this category. The sole is Vibram with well-spaced lugs that are quite shallow and you get a smooth climbing zone ...

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Meindl Jorasse GTX (2016)

£280.00

FeaturesThe Meindl Jorasse GTX’s weight of 1804g (pair, size 46) is instantly appealing, and it’s obvious you’re getting a solid winter walking boot here. This means there’s an upper made from synthetic materials and leather with minimal stitching plus a full rubber rand around the boot and a Gore-Tex waterproof lining. Underfoot the Vibram sole has deep, well-spaced lugs combined ...

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Dolomite Cougar Guide (2016)

£250.00

FeaturesThe Dolomite Cougar Guide’s weight of 1848g is good for this category of boot. The upper is made from nylon and microfibre with a full rubber rand for extra durability and a Gore-Tex waterproof lining to keep the feet dry. The outsole is an extremely aggressive Vibram unit with very deep lugs and an impressive heel breast. There is good ...

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Zamberlan Pelmo Plus GTX (2016)

£230.00

FeaturesThe Zamberlan Pelmo Plus GTX is a well-priced boot with a reasonably low weight, but the ankle cuff is 3cm lower than in other models. The upper is one-piece leather with minimal stitching, a rubber rand and a Gore-Tex waterproof lining. Underfoot you get a Vibram sole unit with widely spaced lugs but they’re slightly shallow in depth and the ...

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Boreal Nelion (2016)

£240.00

FeaturesThe Boreal Nelion is a well-priced boot with a good weight and good features. The upper is primarily one-piece leather with minimal stitching for durability and a rubber rand for extra protection. There is a waterproof Dry-Line lining as well. The outsole is Vibram with widely spaced lugs. The sole offers good stiffness for the B2 category. A great all-round ...

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Mammut Magic Advanced High GTX (2016)

£270.00

FeaturesThe upper is made from synthetic leather that is three times lighter than leather, which is in part why the Mammut Magic Advanced High GTX is a relatively light boot at 1912g (pair, size 46). There is a Gore-Tex waterproof lining inside and a rubber rand outside for more protection. A Vibram sole with deep, well-spaced lugs and a smooth ...

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Mammut Magic GTX (2015)

£210.00

FeaturesThe Mammut Magic GTX has a highly stitched upper made from a mix of velours leather and Dropstop synthetic textile. There’s a one-piece padded tongue with a high padded ankle cuff, while a full rubber rand affords protection around the edge while the sole is a deep-lugged Vibram Maton unit. Internally there is shaped ankle padding and a full-height Gore-Tex ...

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Scarpa Manta Pro GTX (2015)

£210.00

FeaturesThe Scarpa Manta Pro GTX’s upper is made from a combination of water-resistant suede and synthetic textile with a one-piece padded tongue and contoured ankle padding. There is a full rubber rand and a high-cut Gore-Tex waterproof lining. The ankle cuff is shaped and well-padded with recesses to accommodate the tongue. The Vibram Pentax Precision XT sole has moderate lugs. ...

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Dolomite Cougar GTX (2015)

£230.00

FeaturesThe Dolomite Cougar GTX has a clean upper made from DLM ballistic fibre and DLM elastic fibre surrounded by a two-part rubber rand and protective rubber toecap. A full-height Gore-Tex liner and ample ankle padding are found inside. A fully padded one-piece tongue is linked to the cuff by a simple skirt. The Vibram sole has deep, aggressive lugs and ...

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AKU Terrealte GTX (2015)

£240.00

FeaturesThe AKU Terrealte GTX’s upper is made from a combination of suede, leather and Air8000 synthetic textile with a one-piece padded tongue and contoured ankle padding. There is a full rubber rand and high-cut Gore-Tex waterproof lining. An extra external cuff adds protection against the ingress of mud and snow. The Vibram Mulaz sole has moderate lugs and semi-automatic crampon ...

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The North Face Verto S6K Glacier (2015)

£330.00

FeaturesThe uppers are constructed using a mix of synthetic textile combined with Smartlite PU mudguard. A padded one-piece tongue is linked to a high ankle cuff with an elasticated extra cuff. Internally a high-cut Gore-Tex Duratherm liner is matched with 200g Thinsulate insulation. The Vibram Mulaz sole has moderate lugs and fully automatic crampon fitting. B3 rated. 5/5 FitThis boot ...

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Hanwag Friction GTX (2015)

£255.00

FeaturesThe Hanwag Friction GTX’s leather and Cordura upper with a one-piece padded tongue and padded ankle offer robust protection. There’s a full rubber rand for external protection, internal linings of thermal insulation and a high-cut waterproof Gore-Tex sock. The dual-firmness ankle cuff is very supportive but needs care with lacing tension. It has deep lugs for firm snow or muddy ...

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La Sportiva Cube GTX (2015)

£275.00

FeaturesThe upper of the La Sportiva Cube GTX is made with a seamless construction method that incorporates a QB3 waterproof material with a thermoplastic covering through which the eyelets are formed. A deep rubber rand encloses the boot and there’s a very aggressive Vibram sole unit with deep, widely spaced lugs underfoot and a smooth climbing zone. Semi-automatic crampon fitting. ...

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Salewa Raven Combi GTX (2015)

£220.00

FeaturesThe Salewa Raven Combi GTX uses highly wear-resistant and brightly coloured synthetic textile combined with 2mm PU-coated leather to form the uppers. There’s a full wrap-around rubber rand, and a padded one-piece tongue linked to a high ankle cuff with an elasticated extra cuff. Internally a high-cut Gore-Tex liner offers waterproof protection. The Vibram New Mulaz sole has moderate lugs ...

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La Sportiva Trango Cube (2014)

£275.00

Reducing weight in many products is relatively easy, but when it comes to stiff mountaineering boots there are limits to what can be achieved. Or at least that used to be the case, before La Sportiva turned to modern technology for an answer. Mountaineering boots have to be stiff to allow them to take crampons, hold an edge when climbing ...

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Scarpa Manta Pro GTX (2014)

£280.00

The Scarpa Manta has long been the definition of a 4-season British mountain walking and mountaineering boot. This year it has received a radical facelift that transforms its appearance and moves it a step away from its more traditional-looking predecessor. The upper is made from a mix of leather and synthetic materials, with a dash of silver and orange to ...

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La Sportiva Trango Extreme Evo Light GTX (2014)

£300.00

The La Sportiva Trango Extreme Evo Light GTX is designed for ice climbing, mixed climbing and cold-weather alpine pursuits, so it has an insulated lining as well as Gore-Tex to keep your feet comfortable. The upper is made from synthetic materials to keep weight down, with extra durability provided by the rubber rand that extends all the way around the ...

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Salewa Blackbird EVO (2014)

£225.00

The Salewa Blackbird EVO is a remarkable boot at a very reasonable price. It has Gore-Tex Duratherm inside, which offers extra insulation, making it warmer than any other boots in the same price bracket. The upper is synthetic with a leather overlay and there isn’t too much stitching, so it should be durable, but you also get a rubber rand ...

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Zamberlan Fitz Roy GTX (2014)

£250.00

At 1832g (pair, size 11) the Zamberlan Fitz Roy GTX is the lightest boot in our test. The weight saving comes in part from the synthetic microfibre upper, which has minimal overlays of additional material. This appears to be a very durable option, and further protection is provided by a full rubber rand. Underfoot sits a Vibram New Mulaz sole ...

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The North Face Verto S6K Glacier GTX (2014)

£330.00

The North Face’s Verto S6K Glacier GTX is designed to be used up to 6000m on Alpine mountains and glaciers, and if you grab it between toe and heel and try to bend the sole, it’s clear this is a true 4-season boot because there’s plenty of stiffness in that sole unit. Inside the boot there’s also a layer of ...

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Hanwag Cengalo GTX (2014)

£235.00

The Hanwag Cengalo GTX is lighter than it first appears as it weighs in at 1914g (pair, size 11), making it the third lightest in our test – and its price tag is also very appealing. The boot has an upper made from a mix of synthetic materials with small areas of suede leather, and it also has a full ...

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Mammut Magic GTX (2014)

£220.00

At 1908g for a size 11 pair, the Mammut Magic GTX is the second lightest and the lowest-priced boot in our test, so it’s instantly appealing, as all 4-season boots are relatively heavy and pricy compared with bendy 3-season boots. The upper is made primarily from synthetic materials with leather overlays and there’s a large amount of stitching here, which ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
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