La Sportiva Trango Extreme Evo Light GTX (2013)

There are various versions of the Trango in the La Sportiva range, and this Extreme Evo Light GTX version is designed for the alpinist, rather than the more general mountaineering user who would suit the Trango Light GTX or Trango S Evo GTX. To that end the Trango Extreme Evo Light GTX has an insulated lining, and it does feel warm as soon as you put it on. The upper is made from synthetic materials to keep the weight down and yet it maintains a good, close fit and allows very precise foot placement. For extra durability there is a full rubber rand too. The outsole is a Vibram unit with a good set of well-spaced, deep lugs that are great for biting into snow, while there is also a smooth area under the toe to enhance grip on rock when climbing and mountaineering. Walking in these is surprisingly comfortable thanks in part to the ankle cuff flex and the softness of the materials that line the ankle cuff. The La Sportiva Trango Extreme Evo Light GTX is ideal for mountaineering and glacier travel, particularly with the extra insulation inside; but for walking up British winter peaks other boots at lower prices will provide all that most walkers will need.

Upper materials Cordura, Flex Tec 2, Lorica, Duratherm Insulated
Waterproof lining Gore-Tex
Sole unit Vibram
Women’s sizes none
Men’s sizes 41-47.5
Weight 2056g (pair, size 46)


The La Sportiva Trango Extreme Evo Light GTX is a superb boot for the mountaineer or walker who needs extra insulation for colder and more technical winter terrain.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine January 2013