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Take the next step toward total gear nirvana.

La Sportiva's Batura 2.0 GTX Mountaineering Boot represents the next phase of technical alpine gear. Built with two-layer Gore-Tex technology for total waterproof protection and breathability, this intuitively designed boot weathers even the harshest high-altitude conditions. The outer gaiter comes complete with an asymmetrical waterproof zipper and boasts a Schoeller water-repellent membrane.

  • Six-layer synthetic inner boot features highly advanced insulating materials to keep you warm, even in subzero temps
  • TPU midsole with PU inserts and SBR Aircushion brings specific support and cushioning to typical pressure points for comfort while walking
  • Elastic Cordura in gaiter helps achieve optimal fit and integration with snow pants to create an all-weather seal

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Hi, i'm going to Shishapangma this season,...

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Hi, i'm going to Shishapangma this season, bit after that i will be going to south America and the Mckinley looking to do more technical climbing I would like to know if this are the correct boots for such work? Or which ones would you recommend me for that variety of mountains? Salutations

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This boot does not have a removable liner so drying in your sleeping bag is going to incomplete and after a few days you will have a wet boot. Not suitable for expedition climbs with long approach, IMHO. You'll also need an overboot for the the 8000m and Denali.

I know this is meant to be predominantly...

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I know this is meant to be predominantly a mountaineering boot with an ice-climbing focus, however I'm wondering how well it would be suited for general mountaineering in the lower 48 when compared with the much heavier (in my size, a full 1/2 lb. per boot!) Nepal EVO's? I'm not doing any ice climbing (yet), so it's typically just rock & snow. Obviously the Nepal's are more durable due to materials, but I'm not out there everyday so wondering if the lighter/warmer Batura would be a good choice.

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The nepal and the batura are going to perform very similarly. They both have still soles meant for steep terrain and snow.

As you noticed the pros and cons are weight vs durability. The nepal is a pretty full proof boot that will last a long time.

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Nepals are more confortable for walking as the sole is a little less stiff than the Baturas. I would say durability would be an issue, the Baturas are much less rugged than the Nepals.

I'm in the midst of finding boots for...

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I'm in the midst of finding boots for Aconcagua. Comparing the Spantik to these, these are much lighter, which is very appealing. Are these boot rated for the same temps as the Spantik? Trying to determine if I could have best of both worlds.. lightweight and warmth.

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short answer: NO

The spantik is in a whole other class of warmth compared to the batura . The other major advantage to the spantik on an expedition is that it is a double boot. This will allow you to remove the liners and dry them out each night, keeping your feet warmer each day.

The other possibilty for you is the Scarpa Phantom 6000. It is a double boot and is quite warm (although not quite as warm as a spantik). The 6000 is also nearly as light as the batura. I have the 6000s with a custom liner in them and they are super warm, comfortable, and climb incredibly well.

Where are these boots made?

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Where are these boots made?

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La Sportiva splits their manufacturing between facilities in Italy, China, and Vietnam. In the case of the La Sportiva Batura 2.0 GTX Mountaineering Boot, they are still made in Italy

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Yes, still hand made in Italy. It takes nearly 40 days to construct a pair of Batura 2.0 GTX Boots. They take great care in allowing the adhesives to dry properly; especially important when assembling the 2-layer Gore-Tex liner.

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Warm comfortable mountaineering boots!

Right out of the box, I wore my new pair of Baturas on a seven-mile backpacking trip in the Gore range, and they were very comfortable and warm! I have since worn them on 14er hikes in winter conditions, and they performed well on several recent ice climbing trips.

These boots are very adjustable: I especially like the lace clamps so that you can adjust the lower and upper boots as you prefer.

The velcro strap and zipper work well, and the built-in gaiters add warmth and do a good job keeping out snow and water (as I learned when stepping through the ice on a partially frozen lake). Not as warm as double boots, of course, but they are at least a "one-and-a-quarter boot" -- definitely warmer than Nepal EVOs or Trango Primes, for example. And they are amazing light, to boot!

The laces are a bit too long, but that is my only criticism and easily fixed. If you like to hike and climb all day in cold conditions, these are the best ever all-around mountaineering boots.

Are these boots more suitable for technical...

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Are these boots more suitable for technical terrain only, or can be used for general summer mountaineering as well? I'm planning to use it for ice and mixed climbing, but would also like to use it for general mountaineering. Thx

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The Baturas excel in cold weather technical climbing, but can also be used for general mountaineering, for sure. As a summer boot in most lower elevations they will likely be too warm and overkill though. I've used the Baturas for guiding on Rainier and in the North Cascades during the summer months and they do a great job of keeping me warm on the summits but the durability is lacking for summer approaches and you may be better off with a workhorse boot such as the La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX for all-around use.

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Thanks. I thought they were overkill for summer trips. I'm thinking I will go with the La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX. Thx!

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Super stoked...

I am super stoked on these boots.. I wanted to get a gaitered boot and had the opportunity to try them on... Wow. I about shit myself with how light they are. I had to size up because of the toe box width, up to a size 44.5 usually a 43.5 in Scarpas. What I thought was cool is the heel pocket is still small and it holds my heel very well. In a larger Scarpa my heel moves too much. I am having issues with the Neuroma bullshit in my left foot and these things fit awesome.

Dear Winter... Bring it.

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Quite the boot!

Bottom line up front: I love this boot for alpine and waterfall ice climbing. It's an excellent boot for standing ad nauseum while my leader waits out a pump at the first screw... Perhaps if my leader were as well engineered as the boot, I'd be on cloud nine.
The nylon outer shell is a great addition, keeps laces in place and out of the way, keeps my foot warm, and snow out. excellent addition. It's also super water resistant. I broke through a snow bridge over a creek on a crossing and had only a slight immersion, but it was expected to end my day in the next few minutes as my foot felt the sensation of water creeping in. Nothing!
I gave this boot a 4 star rating for one reason: the right boot's zipper separates at the base on occasion. I noticed this right out of the box, but did not have the luxury of time to send them back for a replacement. I am pretty sure it is a minor defect and I may do something about it this offseason, but I've discovered that if i just back the zipper down 1/2 inch shy of the bottom, I can still keep the teeth in contact, and I have full access to the laces to don/remove the boots. I am currently just keeping my fingers crossed that the zipper problem doesn't exacerbate. And doesn't break down on me mid climb. For that, there's always duct tape...

Hello. I have had a neurema in the right...

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Hello. I have had a neurema in the right foot, the pain of which has resolved after a steroid injection and orthotics. I love Sportiva boots, and am considering the Nepal EVO or Batura, but am concerned about fit and return of pain. I normally wear size 10 street shoes, and will place orthotics and wear thick socks. Which size do you recommend. Also, will they work with Petzl Vasak Flexwire crampons?

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The forefoot is plenty wide on this shoe. I used a superfeet blue for all of last season. I switched to a winter version after the season, but haven't gotten to use it yet. With the blue, I had no problems with fit. I did buy up 1/2 size. I size up perfectly to a 46.5, but bought a 47 for the extra space to keep my toes from smashing on downclimbs. I never had a problem once i got them laced up. No blisters going up and down a lot of sketchy approaches. I only wore one sock and the fit was still pretty great.
They should fit the Petzl Vasek just fine, though any non-automatic crampon will fit only as well as the strapping security you provide. The toe bail on the Vasek should be plenty large enough to accomodate the boot's toe volume. Just get the lenght of the crampon sole right and secure the strap.

Hello!
My foot length is 26.7 cm long ....

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Hello!
My foot length is 26.7 cm long . Normally my street shoe is 42. What size of Baturas 2.0 would You recommend for me?

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Pesten,
26.7 cm is equivalent to a US men's size 9 or EU 42, as you noted. These boots fit narrow/true-to-size. I wear a size EU 44/US 10.5 in street shoes and the same size in the Baturas. I would recommend that you stay with your normal street shoe size, 42 or if you plan on taking these to significantly colder temps/wear for extended days, go up 1/2 a size to 42.5.

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Thank You for reply

Batura 2.0 vs Nepal Evo

Which one is...

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Batura 2.0 vs Nepal Evo

Which one is warmer?

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Actually, where do these fall in on warmth? I am assuming they are a bit warmer than the Nepals but not as warm as Spantiks. Kinda like the Phantom Guides???

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The Batura 2.0 is a step up in warmth from the original, which was still one notch above the Nepals due to the added gaiter. The GoreTex gaiter actually does a better job of insulation on these boots and the lower profile carbonfiber honeycomb sole allows these boots to be lighter and trap more heat. These boots are definitely NOT Spantiks though and couldn't even be compared in the same class. The Spantiks are a high altitude expedition boot, whereas the Batura 2.0s are a technical cold weather boot. I've worn the older model Batura up to 6,000 m guiding in S. America though my feet begin to get chilly at belays, etc; I also use them all season guiding on Mt. Rainier. The Phantom Guides do provide similar warmth to the new Batura 2.0.

Batura 2.0 or Nepal Evo GTX?
I am looking...

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Batura 2.0 or Nepal Evo GTX?
I am looking for a good all-around Mountaineering boot for (beginning) ice climbing as well as winter climbing in the Rockies and summer alpine climbing in the Alps. I would prefer to purchase only one pair of boots, if possible. I am leaning towards the Grivel G20-22 step-in crampons for these boots.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I just got a pair of these 2.0's and I am amped. I also have the nepal eves and yes I am a gear whore, don't judge. I work hard and buy nice $hi

The nepals are going to stand up to more abuse, trust me. These 2.0s arent going to be pleased with rocky, talus ridden approaches or sloppy footwork. I like the sturdiness of the LS nepals, they are burly, but these are so light and sexy, and i think will be a game changer, have yet to really give'er in cold condish and I am worried about that to be honest I think warmth will be comparable between the two. I do suggest sizing down from nepal evo or Spantik. I wear 45 spantik and 45 Eves and got these in 44.5 and am so happy I did, they are longer, but seem more narrow to give better control on steeps. The sole is actually a hair longer on these 44.5 compared to the nepal eves in 45. So I disagree slightly with singsong review below, these are longer and a touch more narrow in arch and heel but the toe box is roomy. Oh These things are real nice

I just got a pair of these 2.0's and I am amped. I also have the nepal eves and yes I am a gear whore, don't judge. I work hard and buy nice $hi <br/>  <br/> The nepals are going to stand up to more abuse, trust me. These 2.0s arent going to be pleased with rocky, talus ridden approaches or sloppy footwork.  I like the sturdiness of the LS nepals, they are burly, but these are so light and sexy, and i think will be a game changer, have yet to really give'er in cold condish and I am worried about that to be honest I think warmth will be comparable between the two.  I do suggest sizing down from nepal evo or Spantik. I wear 45 spantik and 45 Eves and got these in 44.5 and am so happy I did, they are longer, but seem more narrow to give better control on steeps. The sole is actually a hair longer on these 44.5 compared to the nepal eves in 45. So I disagree slightly with singsong review below, these are longer and a touch more narrow in arch and heel but the toe box is roomy. Oh  These things are real nice
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Darren,
I appreciate the info and photo! Another 'gear whore' here, so don't feel too bad. ;)
I decided to go with the Nepals, and yes, durability played into that decision. I suppose I will give the Baturas or Spantik a hard look when I get into higher/colder stuff a bit down the road.
As far as $$$ goes, I recall Dane on his blog, Cold Thistle, saying something about how all of these boots are cheap compared to the cost of just a couple of frost-bitten toes!

How does this boot fit compared to the...

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How does this boot fit compared to the Nepal evos? I had heard that it 1) is built on the same last, 2) is a bit bigger, and 3) has a narrower foot & heel.

Anybody know from experience or design?

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Just got back from comparing these two boots. I'm a 45 with a B-C width.

1) Yes, I believe they are.

2) These aren't noticeably bigger than the Nepal. Obviously the integrated overboot gives it an appearance of being larger, but the boot itself feels smaller. I think in part this is due to the Nepal being a leather boot versus the synthetic Batura.

3) Yes, the Batura definitely has a narrower forefoot/toebox than the Nepal.

For my low-volume, narrow foot, the Batura definitely felt much better. The toe-box of the Nepal was just too wide.

But again, my foot is not your foot.

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Finally!

Ever since I heard about these boots last year I have been eagerly waiting for their arrival. I own a pair of Nepal Evo's and Spantik’s and love them both. However I needed something in between that could kill it on the vertical, keep me warm above 14k but be lighter and less bulky then a double boot. Boom! La Sportiva has made all the upgrades in the Batura 2.0 GTX that the Batura needed. Super happy I held out. Although the plan was to test them on the Liberty Ridge route of Mt. Rainier a week ago, I had the unfortunate luck of separating my shoulder 2 weeks before I was to go. However I can give you a fit, feel and quality review until I am able to really test them. As for fit they are a little bit more narrow in the heal and arch then the Nepal Evo but I think that is due to more padding and insulation. The toe box I feel is a better shape than the Nepal Evo and more like the Spantiks. These boots are super light! Thanks to shedding weight in the sole with a Carbon honeycomb midsole this boot is ahead of the competition. I tested the sole stiffness and these are by far stiffer than the Nepal Evo’s. The new lacing system is bomber and you can really get your heal locked in. Zipper and gaiter are simple and easy to use even with mittens on. One thing I would note is it has a very low cuff compared to the Spantik’s and Nepal Evo’s. I mean really low. I had my concerns with this, that I would not get the stiffness and heel lock needed for the vertical stuff. However with the lacing system and stiffness of the sole I did not get any heel lift when walking up stairs on the toes. The flex in the ankle is comparable to the Evo’s. I know this is not a proper test, but it did put my mind at ease. I am confident that these will perform for what I need them for. I will update my review once I heal up and get at it. Also a good review can be found on the prototype model here http://coldthistle.blogspot.com/search?q=batura+2.0