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Scarpa Manta Pro GTX

Scarpa Manta Pro GTX


Postby gmars70970 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:19 am

hi all,

Just joined the forum and looking for some insight.

I've recently purchased a pair of Scarpa Manta Pro GTX to replace my current Scarpa terra's, on what i think was a good deal.
I'm planning on doing the Buachaille Etive Mor this week, would the Manta's be over kill this week with the planned weather? Worried i get out there & my feet start melting.

Does anybody use these boots more regularly than in the depths of winter.

Thanks in advance

Graeme
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Re: Scarpa Manta Pro GTX

Postby LobeyD » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:52 pm

I would be more worried about the terrain and how well worn in they are than the temperature. Both standard access routes are pretty steep and rough and the Mantas are not very nimble and very stiff, particularly if new. Would not do this as your first proper walk in them or at least make sure you have something to change into. I typically only use mine on a crampon day though.
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Re: Scarpa Manta Pro GTX

Postby gmars70970 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:03 pm

Thanks 👍
Ive only done a short 5mile walk locally in them so far, but my wife's keen to do the lost valley on Friday so i might wear them then to bed them in a bit more.
Understand they are a winter boot & designed for harsher conditions than walking the dog round the local park lol

Just desperate to try them out properly.
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Re: Scarpa Manta Pro GTX

Postby gman » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:07 pm

I've got Manta Pros and only wear them in the snow. They're heavy and warm so they'll make the walk harder and your feet will sweat so there's a higher risk of blisters, especially when they're new. I found I had to adapt the way I walked with stiffer soled boots, which makes sense on winter routes but less in autumn.

Another thing to consider is the deep tread which is great for walking in snow, you don't want to wear that out by wearing them all year round - ie you'll get more winters out of them if you save them for when they're needed. I wore the Mantas on SCNL at the end of Feb and a pair of trainers on the Buachaille just after the 5 mile limit was lifted.

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Re: Scarpa Manta Pro GTX

Postby davekeiller » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:16 pm

Mantas are definitely overkill.
Having said that, I have known people have mantas as their main mountain boot as they could only afford one pair for all seasons. Most people do, however, find it more comfortable to have a summer pair and a winter pair.
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Re: Scarpa Manta Pro GTX

Postby gmars70970 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:45 pm

Brilliant thanks everyone.

I'll stick to my old Scarpa's for now and use my Manta's when the weather starts to change.

Appreciate all the info
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