/ Need help choosing B3 boots.
Im scared the mamooks will get wet the jorasses are to cold to get me to the top of the Ben and i cant tell the difference with the phantoms apart from ultra are cheaper. theres some grate tech in the mamook elastic and fold-down gaiter, Thinsulate™Ultra -200 and suport for your ankle and the lightest out of all of them i think.
arhhhhhhhh to many choises what happen to the days when all you had to do was pic up some La sportiva Evo extreme
Which fits you best? Those are the ones you should get.
The Jorasses will be plenty warm enough. I have the freneys and have not had a problem with warmth (the Jorasses are the new version of this boot)
Any other policy will just result in pain, suffering and failure.
^^^^ what they said.
Don't buy boots online. My first two pairs of winter boots were the ones I liked best from the brochures rather than what fit. Both were expensive mistakes.
Get fitted at a shop then buy from them too. You may find them cheaper online but the shop price will include the fitting and advice that you need
Yes get the ones which fit you best. Go to a reputable shop and try several models. Take your time and listen to the advice. If you don't trust the advice you get go to another shop and try again. Use of a foot measuring device and a ramp/incline board are a good sign they might know what they are doing.
Here are some general things to consider:
Boots with a leather upper tend to be more durable and more reliably waterproof in the long term. Boots with a fabric upper are usually lighter and not necessarily any less warm.
Lighter is nice but bear in mind that in order to make a boot lighter a manufacturer must sacrifice warmth, support, durability or all of the above.
An insulated single layer B3 will do for Scottish winter, summer alpine 4000m peaks and cascade ice climbing.
I've got the ordinary mammoks, Not sure what you mean by get wet, but assuming that you mean leak, never had a problem, and don't expect to.
I'm wearing the soles out quite nicely on the Arran granite though which is looking expensive in the long run.
In the end, buy the ones that fit- I'll accept soles wearing out on the mamooks, because they fit me out of the box. In the end its fit fit fit fit fit.
Have you tried any of these on? The Scarpa and the Mammut are totally diferent shapes, so you'll prob find one works for you and not the others. Don't know about the phantom Guide/ultra.
Buy the pair that fits best.
you can probably get them resoled for about 50 quid.
As above: Fit
FYI, difference between Phantom Ultra and Phantom Guide:
Phantom Guide says this on www.Scarpa.co.uk
"The layered upper is features PRIMALOFT® insulation and a felt layer, guaranteeing warmth, and breathability." Ultra is not as insulated.
This review explains the differences between the ultra and the guide:
well there is a really good reason as to why you've heard of nepals, why people still remember them and why theyre still sold, a bit like a golf Mk2, a bit dated and not as fast or most hansome as some hot hatches out there BUT they work and will not let you down, loads of tactile feed back and you get value for your money - thing is do they fit???
The ultra is so easy to walk in and light fits like a glove looking at a few reviews in comparison to the guide the ultra are just as warm and drys faster but like every other review has mentioned the flex on the toe is a bit disconcerting iv tried B2 that's stiffer than the ultra but i must say they don't flex to much and when i throw a set of petzl linxs one there super stiff. I have pics to up load when i learn how and i picked up a set of BD fushion tools.
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