Trango Tech GTX
The Trango Tech GTX is a seamless, low profile mountaineering boot ideal for technical mountain terrain and climbing easier graded routes. They bridge the gap between mountaineering and backpacking while offering semi-automatic crampon compatibility. Mountain guides, SAR teams, hikers and backpackers alike will benefit from the performance. Users can confidently tackle all types of terrain and know they will be dry and protected during long days in the mountains.
• To-the-toe lacing for a precise fit and maximum volume adjustment
• Gusset free tongue construction for increased comfort
• 3D Flex system promotes precise support on rough terrain
• Low profile outsole/midsole for more technical foot work and edging capability
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|Boot Weight|| |
|Single or Double boot||Single|
|Best Uses||Best Uses: Trekking, Glacier walking, Summer Alpinism, Scrambling, 3+ Season |
|Crampon Compatability||Heel bail only - universal or semi-auto crampons will work|
Euro: 38 - 47.5 (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: QB3 Waterproof Fabric / Thermo-Tech Injection Coating
Liner: Gore-Tex® Performance Comfort
Insole: 4mm PPE
Midsole: PU (polyurethane) Light & PU Protective Skin w/ Heel TPU Crampon Insert
Sole: Vibram® La Sportiva “Cube” with Impact Brake System™
As we’ve come to expect from La Sportiva, the Trango Tech is an extremely well-made and nicely constructed boot with high attention to detail. However, with such a lightweight design, you can expect a much shorter lifespan if you’re using the boots to their full potential. In other words, the minimalist build will pack out and abrade much more quickly than a beefier leather model. After 10 days of heavy use, our pair showed notable fraying where the upper came into contact with a crampon and snowshoe. All that said, the sole weathered the expedition with minimal wear, and even after heavy abuse, the boot has maintained its relatively stiff feel and close fit.
As with any boot, there’s a trade-off between climbing performance and walking performance. Generally, stiffer boots climb better, while softer and more flexible boots walk better. As you would expect, the very soft Trango Tech walks quite nicely. However this soft Strobel lasted boot walks well because the toe flexes, which takes away from performance in snow and ice where a stiff platform is needed. The boots are quite stiff laterally though, which allows them to perform reasonably well on the rock. The toes flex straight on for smearing but provide a fairly rigid platform when edging—a good compromise.