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Garmont Icon Plus GTX boots for ice climbing?


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Dan Africk · · Brooklyn, New York · Joined May 2014 · Points: 275

Anyone have any experience with the Garmont Icon Plus GTX? It seems like a nice boot and I like Garmont, but I could hardly find any mention of it anywhere online, really just one single review with questionable objectivity (here: https://www.mtnchalet.com/all-mixed-climbing-up/).

I was leaning towards getting Nepal Cubes, since the Nepal Evo seems to fit me well (though I don't have much else to compare them to, except for an old pair of Kaylands which were too large and felt like a medieval torture device, I'm pretty sure wooden clogs would feel amazing compared to those..). However I'm hoping for something a bit warmer than Nepals, without going to a double boot, and I also prefer a boot without any zippers or integrated gaiters. With the primaloft footbed (not sure how that works..) these seem like they would be a warmer, and maybe fit better also. Anyway I'd appreciate any info.

https://www.garmontnorthamerica.com/product/icon-plus-gtx/

PS- I know the best way is to just try them on, but I don't think anyplace in NYC carries these. I may just order a pair or several and risk paying for return shipping just to see, but that is a lot of hassle, so it would be nice to get some info before committing to that route

Greg Shea · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 10

mtn chalet is my local shop, my friend rented those boots for a day of ice climbing in temps around 10-15 f and said he got really cold feet. But it was also his first time ice climbing, anyways that's all I know.

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