Randy H.wrote a review of La Sportiva Batura 2.0 GTX Mountaineering Boot - Men's on January 28, 2017
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
I decided to get some insulated boots for the higher elevation winter hikes in the White Mountains of NH, something for those sub-zero days that I've been avoiding. My first attempt was the baruntse boot. But those did not fit me well and were too heavy. I returned those and tried the Batura's. At first I thought they'd be too small as they were a little tight with heavy socks. But after a couple of hikes, they've broken in a bit. They're comfortable to hike in and also worked well for a day of ice climbing.
The gaitor's have a pull string to snug the tops. One of mine was pulled through on arrival, but not an issue that I'd return them over. The Gaitors, don't stand-up to crampons, so I already have one small cut in them. So I'll be wearing gaitors over them when I climb in them. The laces do tend to loosen up and the zipper on the gaitor tends to slide down an inch or two after a few hours of use. My last comment is that I'll also be trying some custom insoles to address some end-of-the day pain. I use them in my other boots, but haven't tried putting a pair in these. I'm a little concerned about them taking up more space in the boot. I expect to work out these little issues as I use them this season.
I really appreciate that they don't feel heavy and they have a reasonably comfortable stride for hiking while being stiff enough for ice climbing.