Best investment I've ever made!Maybe one of the best investments I've made to my gear cache and probably the most important peice of equipment for ice climbing.
After a rocky intro to ice climbing using over sized plastic koflach angle weights I shipped into the funds to get myself done appropriate footwear.
The phantom 6000 boots are new light, making them great for long treks but not compramising ankle support. I could walk in these boots for days.
These boots can be broken down in 3 main features :
1. Outer gaiter with a taped zipper, making it difficult if not impossible for moisture to enter the boots (from the outside).
2. The main shell, creating a rugget yet light and flexible support, and speed places just in case you forgot how to tie your shoes.
3. And finally the booty insert which are nice to rove and wear around the tent or even sleep in.
If you know what's good for you, you've got to invest in a proper pair of climbing boots, it makes a world of difference, and I for one recommend the scarpa phantom 6000, they're quick to put on light weight and warm on cold days!