WINNER: Ruined Roads
The Vapour has undergone a number of changes within the eight years of its existance, but the latest - we would argue - is the best yet.
The Men's version is built around Scarpa's 'FR' last, one of the lowest volume within the range. Featuring a slightly asymmetrical/downturned shape, and a medium to low angle toe box, a balance is struck between smearing and toe power and features Vibram XS Edge 2 rubber. The Women's version features an altered 'FJW' last, which differs in volume, particularly around the heel, and features Vibram XS Grip as opposed to Vibram XS Edge 2 - ideal for the lighter climber.
The new microfibre upper and the new tongue marry perfectly with the redesigned Velcro straps for an instantly comfortable fit and secure heel hold. A full length Talyn midsole works with the bi-tension rand system to offer the optimum level of support. Vibram Edge rubber ensures precise edging.
- New heel construction in microfibre reduces weight and dramatically enhances "next to skin" comfort in the Achilles area
- New heel rand construction provides a more stable and higher friction zone for enhanced performance on more loaded heel hooks
- Revised toe rand, provides improved comfort and toe hook protection
- Revised tongue construction is lighter, more breathable and retains its shape and positioning through the additional elastic in the closure
Alongside the Vapour V we are giving away your choice of 10oz bag of Friction Labs Chalk (SRP £19) - Gorilla Grip, Unicorn Dust or Bam Bam - and an Organic Chalk Bag (SRP £20)