Freney XT GV Mountaineering Boot
Between summer ascents up snow-capped volcanoes and exploring obscure alpine routes in the Bugaboos, the Asolo Men's Freney XT GV Men's Mountaineering Boot is capable on everything from traditional mountaineering routes to more modern, technical routes in the alpine. Keeping the boot light during long approaches and rocky scrambles, Asolo built the boot around a water-resistant Schoeller K-Tech Micro Tech upper and backed it with a waterproof Gore-Tex insert that is lightly insulated for some added warmth when you're above treeline. The Freney checks in about five ounces lighter than what you might expect from a boot in its class, and maintains a stiff, supportive feel courtesy of the carbon fiber lasting board, which also saves weight, and PU heel insert.
- Lightweight mountaineering boot ideal for summer alpine climbing
- Lightly insulated Gore-Tex insert ensures waterproof protection
- Schoeller K-Tech upper withstands wear from rock and ice
- Carbon fiber lasting board maintains a stiff, supportive feel
- Sticky Vibram Mulaz sole delivers a sensitive feel on rock
- PU heel welt accommodates hybrid crampons when climbing snow or ice
- Item #ASO000X
- Upper Material
- Schoeller K-Tech Micro Tech, microfiber
- GORE-TEX Insulated Comfort
- light synthetic
- Duo Asoflex Ascent
- Lite 3
- dual-density microporous, [heel] PU
- Vibram 1229 Mulaz
- single boot
- Crampon Compatibility
- hybrid, strap-on
- Claimed Weight
- [single, size 9] 1lb 6.5oz
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
5 based on 1 ratings
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October 20, 2020
Light and fully capable
- I've used it several times
- Size Bought:
- 5' 10"
I?ve never worn such a well fitting boot. My foot width is slightly above average, but this boot?s narrow heel/midfoot fits like a glove, completely eliminating heel lift and foot movement. Despite the snug fit I have a finger width behind my heels, allowing me to kick into hard ice without toe bang. Mixed climbing feels secure and precise. The rigidity is perfect for ice and mixed climbing. Petzl Lynx and Vasak crampons fit great in semi-auto mode. Durability is superior to most other boots in this weight class, with a thicker Vibram sole, reinforced heel welt and solid upper. Only a handful of boots are lighter, and most are less technical. The only wear point I see is the fabric lining on the inner mid section of the foot. Price is an obvious drawback, but for me these are a revelation that lightweight three-season boots can both fit well and climb great. If you?ve experienced a sloppy heel in other mountain boots, give these a shot. I added one centimeter to my measured foot length and converted according to the Asolo chart. Hopefully Backcountry will backorder more sizes!
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