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    winter alpine boots

    Suggestions wanted for good quality winter alpine boots ?

    Just back from five days fly in at altitude and its already bloody cold up there.
    Planning to be in the alps a fair bit this winter and think its time to get a dedicated pair of insulated high altitude boots.
    Just your typical tahr hunting with a little bit of crampon work and some snow shoeing also.

    Haven't used insulated or goretex boots before and would like to know what works and what doesn't ?
    Especially what brands and dealers to avoid due to faults and poor after sale service ?
    Not worried cost as will only be used for about a month each year.

    Cheers all

    Had three mates from Germany with me and they got these. So all happy and plenty seen.
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    I got a pair of Garmont Mountain Guide Pro from Torpedo 7 for $320 on sale but it doesn't look like they carry that model any longer.

    Was lucky to find them in a store so I could try on before buying - sizing was small so went a full size up from EU44 to EU45.

    First wore them on day 1 of a 4 day thar trip - very comfortable right out the door.

    https://bushbuckoutdoors.com/product...gore-tex-boots

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    Suggestions wanted for good quality winter alpine boots ?

    Just back from five days fly in at altitude and its already bloody cold up there.
    Planning to be in the alps a fair bit this winter and think its time to get a dedicated pair of insulated high altitude boots.
    Just your typical tahr hunting with a little bit of crampon work and some snow shoeing also.

    Haven't used insulated or goretex boots before and would like to know what works and what doesn't ?
    Especially what brands and dealers to avoid due to faults and poor after sale service ?
    Not worried cost as will only be used for about a month each year.

    Cheers all

    Had three mates from Germany with me and they got these. So all happy and plenty seen.
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    Maybe your German mates could get you some Lowa's of Meindle's? (Just don't mention the world cup)
    But seriously....the most important thing about stiff alpine boots is a good fit. Try some on.
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    I went with fit well Sirius winter's.
    They are awesome and there is a guy retailing them in chch.
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    They are so good i brought the standard non insulated Sirius boots as well.
    Nice heavy boots.
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    Take a look into some f the American winter work boots, heavy with a steel cap but inner felt that you can dry.

    Might be surprised, got a pair through amazon

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    I've had a great run from La Sportiva boots. Depends what fits you best really.

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    I fine steel capped boots in snow make my toes colder, not good if have already had frostbitten toes

 

 

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