The Manta is one of the most popular mountaineering models in the Scarpa range and six times winner of a prestigious 4 season boot category can it get any better?
Scarpa has proved that it can by shaving off a staggering 10% in weight loss which has been achieved by moving to the new GSB Jorasses sole unit and profibre midsole. This has lowered the boot making it even more dexterous and stable underfoot than it was before. Despite this fabulous weight reduction Scarpa have also been able to add a generous rubber rand which adds further protection and abrasion resistance.
The last also changes to DL on men's models and DLL on women's as used on the popular Mirage and has proven to be exceptionally comfortable and universal in its fitting ability. The upper is made from full grain leather with 360 ankle flex feature for greater protection and support and lined with sumptuous internal padding.
The new Manta has the ever increasingly popular built in GSB System and is directly compatible with the Grivel Air Tech GSB crampon. This makes a superb lightweight combination which would be suitable for nearly all mountaineering environments and situations.
The new Manta weighs 1462g and retails for £189.99 and can be seen at www.scarpa.co.uk along with the rest of the Scarpa footwear range.
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