La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX
The La Sportiva Nepal Cube is a technical mountaineering boot that is exceptionally lightweight - a mere 825g per half pair- with great thermal properties.
A pair of La Sportiva Nepal Cube (size 42) is 470 grams lighter - almost 15% - than the same size La Sportiva Nepal Extreme. The Cube achieves its reduced weight thanks to a sole/midsole using a Carbon Tech honeycomb, a thermal footbed and lightweight mini steel parts. The Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort lining contributes to the overall comfort of the boot, guaranteeing breathability and water resistance. EZ OUT technology for the tongue allows more precise regulation of the fit and encourages the elimination of sweat via a mesh fabric which draws humidity to the surface. The 3D Flex System provides comfort during walking and support for the ankle on steep terrain. Vibram sole with Impact Brake System provides excellent traction for both up and downhill terrain. Nepal Cube: the origin of a new species.
|WEIGHT||1780g (per pair)|
|SOLE||Re soleable Vibram with Impact Brake System, fully crampon compatible|
|UPPER||3+ mm Hydro Perwanger Leather waterproof|
|LINING||Insulated Comfort Gore-Tex|
|INSOLE||Carbon Tech honeycomb isolation|
|MIDSOLE||2mm Polyurethane graded for crampon attachment|
The 3D Flex system in the ankle provides extra flexibility for added comfort when walking, or when you're in a difficult situation on the rock.
Gore-Tex Performance Comfort
Gore-Tex Performance Comfort is specially designed for use as a lining in shoes. It is designed to moderate the temperature of your feet in moderate temperatures, and is, as always, completely waterproof. It’s great for hiking boots and three-season mountaineering boots where you’re not going to get too cold but will need protection from bad weather.
La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX Review - Indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com
"Wearing the Cubes is like wearing a pair of very supportive (but very warm) hiking boots. They do not feel heavy or clunky; this is arguably due to their low weight. While the boots are light — they still provide massive support. When climbing rock, I was able to step up using only my toes without worrying about slippage caused from boot flex." - Chris Brinlee Jr., adventure photographer and filmmaker
To read the full La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX review go to http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/adventure-tested-la-sportiva-nepal-c...