The latest and most innovative version of our best-selling, lightweight ice and mixed climbing boot, the updated Phantom Tech features the same warm, sensitive performance on highly technical winter objectives, with a redesigned offset zip closure, slimmed-down sole and a new HDry® direct-attach waterproof breathable membrane.
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|Boot Weight|| |
Half Pair- size 42
Full Pair - size 42
|Single or Double boot||Double|
|Best Uses|| Best Uses: Technical Ice and Mixed Climbing
Also designed for: Technical Mountaineering, Alpine Climbing, 4-Season
|Crampon Compatability||Toe + heel bail - all crampons styles will work (universal, semi-auto, and auto)|
Euro: 38 - 48 (half sizes) 47, 48 (whole size)
Tips: Scarpa recommends that you upsize a 1/2 size or more (from street size) depending on desired fit (required sensitivity / sock thickness, etc)
|Materials & Construction|| Upper: PU Tek + S-Tech Fabric with HDry® waterproof direct lamination membrane
Liner: Primaloft® Silver
Insole: Carbon Fiber + EVA + Aerogel®
Midsole: 2D EVA-MP
Sole: Vibram® Precision Tech Roll / Mont
The Scarpa Phantom Tech is one of the supergaiter boots on the market today. It's quite light and agile on mixed routes, two qualities we don't always find in these boots. It's also respectably warm. Though it doesn't provide the robust waterproofness of some other boots, we think this won't be a major issue for most climbers. If this boot fits your foot, we think it's a great choice for mountaineering, ice, and alpine climbing.
They are light, precise, nimble and durable. They climb ice and mixed ground like a dream, feel like trainers (almost!) when walking and they are super comfortable. I really hope they never stop making these! Perfect boots for Scottish winter, technical alpinism, Mont Blanc and technical ice and mixed.
The new Phantom Tech’s drawbacks are few. I thought they were a smidge less warm than their predecessors, but to such a minor extent that the weight savings and comfort were worth that sacrifice. Additionally, while the spiral zipper has been improved, the actual zipper pull-loop could still use some work. It was a notorious weakness of the last version—the pull loop would break if you yarded too hard on a snagged zipper—and has carried over into the new boot as well. It seems the hope is that the simpler path of the zipper will cut down on snags, therefore making broken pull-loops will less likely as well.