Who should buy the La Sportiva Ultra Raptor II Mid GTX
The La Sportiva Ultra Raptor II Mid GTX is a lightweight and waterproof boot best suited for:
- trail-goers and off-road enthusiasts for their next outdoor adventure
- trekking rocky paths whether dry or sloppy conditions
Delivers comfortable and reliable support
There are quite a few things that make the La Sportiva Ultra Raptor II Mid GTX its own boot. In this space, the shoe’s myriad of features is readily on display.
Certain facets of this backpacking gear may only be appreciated if given a bit more focus. For a starter, it comes with a snug collar with extra give that delivers comfortable and reliable support.
Ultra Raptor II Mid GTX makes faster maneuvers possible
Just like most hiking boots, the Ultra Raptor II Mid GTX comes with a strong ankle cuff for additional support.
La Sportiva designers, however, made sure to give it additional flexibility—especially around the Achille’s heel—to make faster maneuvers possible.
Takes longer to dry once it gets wet
However, an expert reviewer says that, just like most GTX boots, the waterproof Ultra Raptor II Mid takes time to dry once it gets wet.
Women’s version is a bit tight
Its wide version, according to a very few, is still too narrow—particularly around the heel.
Yet again, quite a number of hikers find the La Sportiva Ultra Raptor II Mid GTX remarkably pampering straight from the box.
Enhanced bump protection
Toe cap+. While that is not what it is really called by the brand, it might as well be. Why?
Because the hiker’s front bumper provides two-fold benefits: enhanced bump protection and better shock absorption.
Grippy teeth-like lugs
The Outsole is toothier than most. Ever landed on your bottom after sliding on a muddy slope? Well with the aggressively engineered heel brake of the Ultra Raptor II Mid GTX, that may never happen again.
Besides that, the teeth-like lugs of the outsole are also able to dig into soft soil with little effort.
Pretty darn light
The boot in question really has no predecessor; it is not a sequel to any one boot. Rather, the Ultra Raptor II Mid GTX is a product of demand.
As far as backpacking boots go, this hiker is "pretty darn light," says a professional reviewer. Numerous trail-goers agree with him, too.
Indeed, fans of the Ultra Raptor, one of La Sportiva’s high-quality trail runners, compelled the Italian brand to make a hiker version of said shoe.
This is why the Ultra Raptor II Mid GTX is lighter than most, with components that promote trekking mobility.
La Sportiva Ultra Raptor II Mid GTX is a waterproof boot
This boot, according to many, has stellar waterproofing.
A critic among them even said that it is the perfect shoe for sloppy conditions.