Ultra-technical boot for high altitude mountaineeringand ice climbing. Quick and easy to put on thanksto the Boa® Fit System external closure, the bootis equipped with fast-drying materials
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|Boot Weight|| |
|Single or Double boot||Double|
|Best Uses||Best Uses: Technical Ice and Mixed Climbing |
|Crampon Compatability||Toe + heel bail - all crampons styles will work (universal, semi-auto, and auto)|
Euro: 38 - 48 (half sizes)
Tips: La Sportiva recommends that you add one 1/2 size to your street shoe size. You should be able to slip one finger behind your heel when you are standing up with the boot unlaced and your toes touching the front. If the boot is too short, your toes will get smashed walking downhill. Too long and your heel will slide up and down and give you blisters.
|Materials & Construction|| Upper: Water-repellent stretch Cordura® + fabric
Gaiter: Water-repellent stretch Cordura® + fabric with very high resistance to abrasion, welded with UltraSonic Welding technology and internal thermo-taping + water repellent inner gusset
Shell: 4 layer insulating structure: water-repellent Cordura + anti-drag insulating felt + insulating barrier in polyurethylene + Gore-Tex® INFINIUM™ THERMIUM™ Insulation Technology
Insole: HoneyComb 3 mm insulating carbon + Gore-Tex® INFINIUM™ THERMIUM™ Insulation Technology
Midsole: 2 mm polyurethane with differentiated thickness at the toe and heel for crampon
Sole: Vibram® Mattehorn with Impact Brake System
The La Sportiva G5 Evo is an almost perfect mountain boot for cold weather ascents. It's one of our favorite boots for climbing ice, snow, and rock. It's pretty light and also one of the warmer boots in our test. This latest version, with a waterproof flap behind the zipper, keeps out water much better than its predecessor. The other thing that's on the outside of the boot is the Boa knob. We were pleasantly surprised with how much more useable this made the boots. This new ease of adjustment made for a warmer and better climbing experience.
The G5 Evo is a well-built boot, and its modern design and materials add up to a really good balance of warmth, lightness, and climbing ability. With the addition of proper waterproofing across the uppers, this will no doubt become a go-to technical mountaineering boot for many climbers who had snubbed the previous iteration. The BOA system is great in terms of convenience, but it would be better still if it allowed the fit to be fine tuned a bit more effectively towards the front end. Of course the narrow and asymmetric toe is only going to suit some people, and as ever with boots it's very much a case of trying before you buy. Other users may simply struggle to commit to the G5 Evo's high price tag. Overall, however, I think the benefits of the BOA lacing system and a thicker sole will help set these boots apart from other competitors in the field, such as Scarpa's Phantom Tech.