/ Scarpa Rebel Ultra Gtx / Law Sportiva Batura 2.0
I'm looking for an indication of sizing.
I wear a 41 in La Sportiva Trango Alps with a snug fit. 42s are too big for me in both Scarpa and La Sportiva boots so I suspect I'm around a 41-41.5.
In respect to sizing, I have a pair of Sportiva Trango s evos. and I'm 43.5 in these.
I'm 43 in Rebel Lites, but a 43.5 in the Ultras. This takes into account a slightly thicker sock.
The Rebel Ultras are not as warm as the Phantom guides/ Batura 2.0. This does give the option however for using them for Summer Alpine a well as Cascade/ Scottish Winter.
If you can find some to try on you won't want to take them off.
Can't comment on the scarpa's. Cotswold will normally order them both for you to try.
If I do decide to splash out about £400 on boots I'd like them to last a fair while. At the same time I've tried indestructible boots like the Nepals and the weight is off putting.
I might give Cotswolds a call and see if they'd be willing to get in some Baturas and Rebel Ultras to try on. We'll see.
I'm going to need them this winter.
I'm wondering if it's really worth getting boots like the batura 2.0s for £400+ when something like the Trango Extremes would do fine for Scottish winter and summer alpine at about half the price.
However, I am of the mind of buying once and buying right the first time. Assuming I would be using them year in year out for Scottish Winter, Alps in Summer and some sporadic Euro ice. Is there any clear advantages to getting something like the Batura 2.0s or even Rebel Ultras over something cheaper like a Trango Extreme/Jorasses?
I am on the fence at the moment. Bearing in mind I don't want to have to buy new boots again next year and I am hoping to do serious technical climbing pushing my grade.
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