Martin on Cnicht

Martin on Cnicht

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Scarpa Mustang GTX Boots

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It’s a while since I bought my Scarpa Infinity GTX boots, one pair of which is still going after over 2,400 kilometres. Since buying those I’ve gone through a pair of Hi-Tec’s top of the range offering.

With the TGO Challenge coming up, and my usual plan to keep my feet dry during that 220 mile walk across Scotland, a new pair of boots was in order. Scarpa have moved on from the Infinity, but Jose and Hugh at Alpenstock in Stockport assured me that the Mustang was their current successor. That was a few months ago, so the Scarpa product range may well have moved on again since then! But at the time of writing this link provides some technical data.

The boots stayed in their box until our recent weekend in Wales, during which they enjoyed 33 km under my new MEC gaiters. I can now put the boots away until that big walk in May (or a Lakes backpack over Easter) as they already fit like slippers, and the old Infinities remain fine for day walks.

I do hope these Mustangs will be as durable as the Infinities. I’ll be using Sidas insoles with them and will report back in due course.

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The boots weigh in at 1480 gm including insoles, marginally lighter than the Infinities. Retail price is about £160, on which at least a 10% discount should be achievable.

2 comments:

AlanR said...

Renowned for great quality. You should have no problems with them
They are quite similar to my Meindl’s.
http://www.simplyhike.co.uk/products/Meindl/MensSoftlineLightGTXWalkingBoot-AnthracitePistachio.aspx?gclid=CM644YWFj70CFQKWtAodoSkAbw

I am still to decide what to wear yet.

Phreerunner said...

The Meindls should be good. I can't remember such a good 'first fit' as these Mustangs, other than Hi-Tec boots that fell apart in no time at all.