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  • LA SPORTIVA Nepal EVO GTX Mountaineering Boots

    Extremely light for a mountaineering boot (just 4 lb. 9 oz. per pair) the Nepal EVO Gore-Tex Boot is ideal for technical use on high-elevation terrain and ice. Features a rough-out leather upper. Leather mountaineering boots yield greater sensitivity and hiking-boot comfort when compared with plastic boots.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Insulating Gore-Tex Duratherm lining for complete waterproof breathability
    • Innovative 3D Flex ankle system allows multidirectional ankle articulation
    • Small integrated elastic gaiter keeps the snow out
    • Insulating Ibi-Thermo footbed gives the boot exceptional insulation from the cold
    • New tapered HP3 midsole and shock-absorbing polyurethane inserts in the area under the heel and the ball of the foot
    • New exclusive sole with IBS (Impact Brake System), developed in collaboration with Vibram, is designed to soften impact on hard ground
    • New removable tongue with incorporated ventilation system gives the option of adjusting the fit to any foot
    • Upper: 3+ mm water-repellent Idro-Perwanger rough-out leather
    • Midsole: 8-9 mm HP3/polyurethane inserts/SBR Air Cushion
    • Sizing based on a man's foot

    Country of Origin: Imported

  • LA SPORTIVA Nepal EVO GTX Mountaineering Boots

    Gender Men's
    Outsole Vibram
    Upper 3+ mm water-repellent Idro-Perwanger rough-out leather
    Midsole 8-9mm HP3/PU inserts/SBR Aircushion
    Avg. Weight (pair) 4 lb. 9 oz.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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LA SPORTIVA Nepal EVO GTX Mountaineering Boots
 
4.4

(based on 32 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (24)
  • Stable (12)
  • Warm (12)
  • Durable (10)
  • Easy to put on & adjust (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cold / extreme (13)
    • Alpine routes (10)
    • Mixed routes (9)
    • Vertical ice (9)
    • Mountaineering (8)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        90% 

        (26 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        95% 

        (19 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid adventurer (13), Comfort-oriented (6), High-end shopper (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Reviewed by 32 customers

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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Boots

    By Ed

    from Danvers MA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Weather

      Comments about LA SPORTIVA Nepal EVO GTX Mountaineering Boots:

      Like all footwear some boots don't fit some feet well. These fit me very well. I have now about 40 miles on these boots winter hiking in the Whites. I also have 5 ice climbing trips in them. I have found that socks are the most important feature to make these boots perform in the cold. I have a single layer expedition sock an have been toasty at a 45 minute belay in Frankenstein at Zero degrees. I find that I dial in the lacing a couple times each trip. You can easily cut-off your toe circulation with the front lace lock if you really crank on them; then you'll be cold not matter what. These hike very well. I leave the top a bit loose to allow more ankle movement. The impact brake you really can feel when your on rock and pounding down a trail. When climbing I lock the ankle down more. They frontpoint with precision. I have climbed WI 4 and had total control. My Black Diamond cyborg crampons fit the boot very well; no shifting at all.Just great boots.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Boot, I will buy another pair!

      By Donald the outdoorsman

      from Seacoast, NewHampshire

      About Me Outdoorsman

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Stable
      • Stylish
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hiking
        • Mountaineering
        • Winter hiking

        Comments about LA SPORTIVA Nepal EVO GTX Mountaineering Boots:

        Used on a few winter hikes. Works great with crampons in ice conditions. Haven't used for ice climbing. The lacing system is one of the best I've used. The extra tongue inserts that come in the box are very useful for finding the perfect fit. Very light and durable. I have used these on a limited number of hikes but these are great so far.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Simply the Best on the market !

        By DAN911

        from St-Chrysostome, Qc

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Stable
        • Stylish
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountaineering

          Comments about LA SPORTIVA Nepal EVO GTX Mountaineering Boots:

          Very comfotable boots and warm. Love the extra tongue insert, it help to have a better adjustement of the boots, add longivity and help for the ventilation.

          Fits well with my carmpons and a lot more comfortable than plastic double boot.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          tough boot for tough work

          By Northern Forester

          from Conneticut Lakes Region of NH

          About Me Outdoor Professional

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Put On & Adjust

          Cons

          • Laces loosen often

          Best Uses

          • Alpine Routes
          • Heavy Snow
          • Mixed Routes

          Comments about LA SPORTIVA Nepal EVO GTX Mountaineering Boots:

          I work as a forester in the Northern tip of NH and needed a boot that could stand up to the rigors of my job.

          We work in all weather conditions, year-round from pouring rain to blizzard conditions, as well as nasty humid summers days, all with no trails. They have been working very well for me and I am really impressed. I continually have my foot submerged in water, often over the top, and the boots have kept my feet dry and warm. These boots were also the only ones I found that would offer my trashed ankle the support it needs to do my work. I wear them 10 hours a day, everyday, and they are still kicking. The loggers call them my space boots, but they work for me.

          The main downfall is that the laces have a tendancy to loosen, so I have to continually relace the boots, which is a pain in 2 feet of snow and with gaitors on.

          I will definatly buy another pair, as the waterproofing has started to go on them after about 5 months.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The perfect boot

          By Smitty

          from Buffalo, NY

          About Me Comfort-oriented, High-end shopper

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Stable
          • Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cold Weather
            • Wet Weather

            Comments about LA SPORTIVA Nepal EVO GTX Mountaineering Boots:

            The best pair of boots I have ever purchased, I received these boots a day before our trip to the adirondacks with no break in period these boots were very comfortable, no blisters. Very light boot, worth spending the extra money for a boot of this quality.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Another Great Boot in my Collection

            By HAHTRP54

            from Rotterdam, NY

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Put On & Adjust
            • Great Grip

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mixed Routes

              Comments about LA SPORTIVA Nepal EVO GTX Mountaineering Boots:

              THESE ARE NOT SUMMER BOOTS! Now that I have that said. These are great winter boots. Some recommendations don't look at the $. Look at the reviews. These are worth every penny. They need to be broken in before you take then on a long trek. Wear them around the house, to the mall, to work. Break them in without the extra tongue. When they have stretched to fit now add the extra tongue and break them in again. Now you are ready for some climbing. Great shock resistance. You won't have a problem with the top loops when you use a sergeon's knot. Wear a warm pair of socks and sock liners and you are ready for the bitter cold.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Expensive, but worth it

              By scotty

              from Upstate

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Stable
              • Warm

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cold Weather

                Comments about LA SPORTIVA Nepal EVO GTX Mountaineering Boots:

                Easily one of the best boots for ice/mixed climbing. Somehow this boot molds support with flexibility, and really allows you to pivot on your front points. It won't keep your feet hot, but they won't freeze either. A fantastic product well worth the enormous cost to get a pair. If you can get them on a discount, you won't be disappointed.

                The one drawback is if you have cold feet, these may not be great for you in colder temps (15F and below)

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The best things next to your feet!

                By Lab walker

                from Wasilla, Alaska

                About Me Comfort-oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Stable
                • Stylish
                • Warm

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Cold Weather
                  • Going Out

                  Comments about LA SPORTIVA Nepal EVO GTX Mountaineering Boots:

                  I stepped into my first pair of Nepals seven years ago. I have worn them on a walk almost every day until I wore them out from the inside. The soles were still fine, the laces even lasted seven years. I decided to take a step up to new Nepals last month. These new boot were comfortable from day one. My first hike was ten miles. I like the idea behind the new tongue insert. I am pretty confident it will help with ventilation, but more importantly, I know I will end up replacing it several times in the life of these boots to recoup the cushion between the top of my foot and the tongue. The insert takes a little adjusting, but it is pretty easy to get aligned correctly. I walk on a lot of snow and mud and I don't worry about the waterproofness of these boots. I like the narrow angle of the tip of the boot for climbing; form follows function in this design.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width

                  (2 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Disappointed...

                  By VMD

                  from Worcester, MA

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Put On & Adjust

                  Cons

                  • Terrible for hiking

                  Best Uses

                  • Vertical Ice

                  Comments about LA SPORTIVA Nepal EVO GTX Mountaineering Boots:

                  After hearing rave reviews from others, I bought a pair of these boots and took them along for a trip to climb Gannett Peak in Wyoming this summer. After just a mile on the trail, my feet were trashed. The skin on the backs of my heels was gone. I changed into my old hiking boots and managed to complete the 2 day approach, but was unable to attempt the summit climb due to the condition of my feet. Pretty disappointing, after hearing such great things about these boots. They may be great for ice climbing, but for hiking or any type of approach, they were terrible for me.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Boot!

                  By Woody

                  from Massachusetts

                  About Me Avid Climber

                  Pros

                  • Rugged
                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Ice climbing
                  • Mountaineering

                  Comments about LA SPORTIVA Nepal EVO GTX Mountaineering Boots:

                  I've used these boots for winter hiking/camping and steep technical ice climbing in New Hampshire's White Mountains as well as long approach backpacks and mountaineering in Washington's Cascade range. They keep my feet warm and dry. The stiff soles hold a crampon securely. They are much more comfortable to hike in than any plastic double boot I have worn.

                  I did replace the factory insoles with a good pair of aftermarket insoles to improve the support and comfort, but I do this with all my boots.

                  These are great boots that will last me for several years of hard climbing.

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