Phantom Tech Mountaineering Boot
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. The Phantom Tech has a waterproof, breathable HDry membrane that's laminated to a combination of PU Tek and S-Tech fabrics, 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 Precision Tech Roll 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.
- Scarpa's lightest, most sensitive boot for demanding ice climbs
- Integrated gaiter features waterproof protection and a snug fit
- Spiraling zipper eliminates stress points as the boot flexes
- Primaloft insulated inner boot feels surprisingly warm
- Vibram Precision Tech Roll sole includes cushioning, traction, durability, and semi-automatic or automatic crampon compatibility
- Item #SCR009J
- Upper Material
- Microtech + Micropile
- Primaloft 100
- carbon fiber + EVA + Aerogel
- 2D EVA-MP
- Vibram Precision Tech Roll / Mont
- Crampon Compatibility
- automatic, semi-automatic
- Claimed Weight
- 1lb 9oz
- Recommended Use
- ice climbing, mountaineering
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year
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What do you think about this product?
November 20, 2019
Very Light, Questionable Laces
- I've used it several times
- True to size
- Size Bought
- 6` 0"
I had to size down 1/2 from my Phantom Guides, but these seem like great boots so far. The beefy sole is back and they are crazy light (apx. 180g lighter per boot than my Guides). My concern is with the laces. Mine came with regular laces, not the cord and camlock of previous boots, and while that system had its drawbacks, these don't seem tough enough to last, and aren't as good at securing my foot. Plus, if they do break, they'll be a real bear to replace. Time will tell I guess.
November 18, 2019
- I returned this product before using it
- True to size
- Size Bought
I tried them on for a bit and returned. Here are my thoughts: I have slightly wider and taller-at-the-instep feet than the average Joe, but nothing that special. I can wear most common ski boots, climbing shoes/boots, etc. without issue. The fit on these was odd. In a 42, my typical size, they were too snug width and height wise mid-foot (the gaiter zipper could barely slide past), but too long beyond the toes. This is not something I typically experience, but my history with ice boots is limited to Sportiva nepals and silver bullets. I ended up buying the 2019 phantom techs for the much better fit on me. The 2020 model felt like a whole different bird, not an update. The 2020 gaiter zip is clearly simpler and better, and the sole felt stiffer. If these fit well, they would likely climb very precisely. The sole rocker is cool, but due to my weird fit, it's hard to say if walking comfort has improved from 2019. I could feel, barely, the 4oz weight difference. No idea whether they're warmer than 2019...with the weirdly snug fit on me, they surely wouldn't be.