From ice, to rock, and back to ice.
- PrimaLoft lightweight insulation and multilayer upper adds warmth when you're hitting the ice
- Waterproof t-zip and integrated gaiter provide protection from the elements so you can climb hard all day long
- Synthetic Cordura uppers with a DWR coating provide dryness inside of the t-zip
- Quick lace system can be tightened or loosened easily with cold fingers or gloves
- ErgoFit sole allows your foot to flex naturally
- Midsole construction uses microporous polyurethane to improved shock absorption and durability
- Tough Vibram TT sole for superior grip and traction on variable alpine terrain
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Introduced to a new addiction today. Greg Sporting the Phantoms.
Would the phantom guide used with a gaiter...
Would the phantom guide used with a gaiter ie OR knee length type, work on Aconcaugua
Scarpa Phantom Guide Boot - Men's
So, at this level of boot, fit is way more important than anything. I learned this through 4 purchased pairs of boots, all through backcountry.com. Started with testing out the Salewa Pro Gaiters that I demoed for an entire day at Ouray Ice Climbing. So, I purchased a pair. Then realized it was too big and purchased a smaller pair (up to 2 boots now). Then, I decided to weigh these against Batura GTX 2.0s (up to 3 boots now). I took all of these on single or double trips. Meanwhile, I found out that the Scarpa Phantoms reportedly had a easier fit for some folks. I had issues with every other boot here. Some kind of foot pain. Finally, after ordering these and returning all the others after good solid tests - these worked on the first trip out. I had my boot. This made me sad because I really like La Sportiva and enjoyed ice climbing in worn in Salewa boots.
Despite how you feel about which boots you want, find the fit that works. The La Sportivas fit better? Keep them. Scarpas fit better? Keep them.
My point? It works differently for everyone and fit means everything. I love my Scarpa Phantom Guide boots and am excited to go climb Liberty Ridge using these this June.
Guide Pick?: Scarpa Phantom Guide
How is this boot for hiking? Would it be...
How is this boot for hiking? Would it be comfortable to go, say, 10 miles a day hiking into a climb with a pack on my back through snow? I have asked at REI, and they tell me to get a regular winter boot, but to me those don't look sturdy enough to be hiking with 50-70 lbs on my back. Will this one be comfortable for that, and keep my feet warm during active use in temps approaching 0� F?
Also, I wear a size 13 US Mens, should I get a size 47 in these, or up it to a 48? What is the fit like?
For long approaches, I would consider the LS Nepal Evo or Scarpa Mont Blanc. Both are insulated so you'll be fine down to 0 degrees. Also, these boots are synthetic, so the leather boots will have better durability especially on those rocky/rough approaches when you're off snow/ice. in terms of sizing, I buy my mountaineering boots a full size up to accommodate thick mountaineering socks and leave some room for going downhill (to prevent toe jams). I normally wear a 44.5 (size 10.5 normally) but my boots are a 45.5. Hope this helps.
Do you have smaller number (39) ?
Do you have smaller number (39) ?
Best bet for quick answers to stock questions will be to initiate a chat with BC rep using the link at the top of the page. Best of luck!
How would these compare with the Scarpa...
How would these compare with the Scarpa Mont Blanc for warmth? I'm looking for a good boot for Cascade mountains. Mt. Rainier especially.
The Phantom will be a bit warmer than the Mont Blanc but not as warm as a double boot.
Great fitting and Warm for women
These boots fit great for a woman. The liner does fit a bit wide. Use an after market footbed and a thicker sock. They keep me nice and toasty during a belay. They tend to get cold if my feet sweat during an approach since they are So warm, so dress appropriately for the weather. They are super comfy on hikes as well.
Looking at either the scarpa phantom guide...
Looking at either the scarpa phantom guide or Charmoz gtx. I know they are pretty different, but can anyone throw out a summary?
I think the main thing you need to consider is whether you need an insulated boot (Phantom Guide) or a non-insulated boot (Charmoz).
For women, this boot is perfect. Never found it to be too warm unless I am hiking in the sunshine, which is rare for ice climbing. If you are ice climbing, do NOT get a non-insulated boot.
Just got a pair and I am loving the comfort...
Just got a pair and I am loving the comfort however...Can anyone speak to the durability of that integrated gaiter? Never having used this style of boot before, I am immediately thinking that this gaiter will not withstand 3 or 4 good talus/scree "descents" i.e., curse, stumble and triple-jump through sharp rocks. The "bottom line" here on the site says "from ice to rock and back to ice" but I am thinking it may be "back in the box and back to the company."
They are not indestructible, nor are they flimsy. They can be repaired. You can always opt to use a pair of gaiters (might not be a bad idea in snow anyway).
I think these will hold up pretty well, but if durability is your main thing consider the Scarpa Mont Blanc. Very similar fit but with a beefy leather upper.
Used the Phantom 6000, which is the same design as the Guide, on Aconcagua and Denali this year - and it's hard to tell I even used the boots more than for a hike or two. Remarkably durable, IMO. Then again, Aconcagua is mostly a trail (except for summit day) and Denali is mostly snow, but still...
How narrow are the heels of these boots...
How narrow are the heels of these boots (in comparison to la sportiva trango boots)
Does anyone know if the BD Sabretooth with...
Does anyone know if the BD Sabretooth with fit these boots without a problem?
yes they will fit no problemo
The Guide's baby brother, lighter and just as much fun, Phantom Ultra!
Deep snow and -25C..perfect weather and conditions for the Phantom Guide!
Winter technical boot!
This is a great fitting (narrow and wide feet) warm winter boot. It climbs technical ground very well, is light enough and walks well. Toss up between the new Batura and the Scarpa Guide. The Guide offers a little better support in the ankle but not quite as good of gaiter. Find the one that fits the best and enjoy the cold weather and great climbs!
More detailed review and comparison here:
What are the differences between the phantom...
What are the differences between the phantom guide, the phantom 6000 and the 8000?
Phantom 8000 Is Designed for extended at high Altitude and extreme cold temps IE: Mount Everest $870 retail 1330 grams 1/2 pair size 42. Phantom 6000 is also a double boot it is lower cut than the 8000 but designed for more technical terrain in cold weather situations where you woud need more mobility and sensitivity.. Not as worm as 8000. 1000 grams per 1/2 pair $679. The Phantom Guide is a single boot designed to perform on Ice / technical rock routes .. we see a lot of folks using this boot for everyday Ice climbing not as warm as the above mentioned because it is a single boot and wont dry as fast as it is a single boot but offers more sensitivty demanding technical challenges. 983 Grams per 1/2 pair $525
Phantm Guide is a heavier and single boot version of the dbl boot the 6000.
Since these boots are single boots, how...
Since these boots are single boots, how would you dry them while on a climb where you had to stay over night but had a sleeping bag?
Not the best boot for longer trips. They are hard to dry. But the OutDry liner makes them easier to dry than the Goretex boots. Excellent all around boot that fits and walks very well. Climbs evern better.
Great boot. Fits my wider foot nicely.