Designed for big peaks in the Andes, Canadian Rockies, and Alaskan Range, the Scarpa Phantom 6000 Men’s Mountaineering Boot is an alpine workhorse. Being a few hundred grams lighter than the Phantom 8000, this boot caters to the light-and-fast alpinist, but maintains the same sturdy materials for hard-wearing reliability in demanding alpine environs. Schoeller, KEVLAR, and Cordura make up the outer fabric of this boot to repel shrapnel from rock, ice, and snow, while the waterproof OutDry membrane ensures moisture doesn’t seep through. The twisting Flexseal zip delivers a waterproof closure to the outer gaiter, and the inner boot is secured by a quick-lace system that utilizes a super durable Dyneema cord for a snug and progressive fit. Primaloft Micropile insulation, aluminum, and EVA insulate against cold temps, and the stiff carbon fiber insole gets an extra bit of EVA cushioning for enhanced comfort while hiking up snow ridges. The Phantom 6000 is compatible with step-in crampons and will climb everything from steep ice to exposed sections of rock with authority.