This pig flies high.
Scarpa's Men's Phantom Tech Mountaineering Boots may be built like a brick house, but they're about 20% lighter than traditional leather cold weather mountaineering boots, making them a solid choice for everything from standard mountaineering to hardcore ice climbing. Made with the same material as Scarpa's Himalayan boot, the Phantom Tech has a special OutDry membrane that's laminated to a combination of Schoeller K-Tech, S-Tech, and Super Fabric, making them about as burly and waterproof as any cold weather mountaineering boot on the market.
A new addition to the Phantom Tech is Scarpa's flex seal gaiter with a spiraling zipper closure that helps eliminate stress points as the boot flexes forward, making the Phantom more comfortable when hiking and climbing. Beneath the burly waterproof gaiter lies a Primaloft insulated boot with carbon fiber insole and EVA cushioning for support on terrain steep and moderate. A microporous EVA midsole adds gently cushioning to the boot without interfering with their overall feel, while a lightweight Vibram Zero Gravity provides a durable yet light sole to the boot. The Phantom Tech is also compatible with automatic and semi-automatic crampons, so you can enjoy extra grip whether you're traveling across glaciers or front-pointing up ice.
- OutDry waterproof membrane
- K-Tech, S-Tech, and Super Fabric gaiter
- Cordura and aluminum shell with Primaloft insulation
- Quick lace closure
- Spiraling waterproof zippered gaiter
- Carbon fiber insole with EVA cushioning
- Microporous EVA midsole
- Vibram Zero Gravity sole
- NAG last
- Item #SCR002U
- Q & A
Amazing Boot for Ice
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Spent a few days testing these out at the Ouray Ice Park last winter. Super comfortable and warm. Great flex when walking, but sole is stiff enough for mixed and ice. Zipped gaiter is a great feature. Favorite mountaineering boot from Scarpa thus far. True to size in my experience.
Tic Tac in the Phantom Tech
The boots were fantastic, me not so much
Phantom Tech Boot
Backcountry Gearhead Geoff Conner mixed climbing in the Phantom Tech Boot