Who should buy the Scarpa Phantom Tech

The Scarpa Phantom Tech is a high-cut unisex alpine climbing footgear constructed with lightness and sensitivity in mind. Consider getting this pair, if you want:

  • a three-season technical gaitered boot for mountaineering and climbing under cold winter conditions 

  • breathable yet waterproof boots providing good insulation and comfort on a trail

Scarpa Phantom Tech mountaineering

Reliable grip in Scarpa Phantom Tech

Vibram Zero Gravity is Phantom Tech’s source of traction. It is a combination of two Vibram compounds—Morflex and Mont—allowing the boot to perform in extremely cold conditions without sacrificing mobility and comfort. Its prominent lugs are designed specifically for treacherous ascents and challenging descents. 

Scarpa Phantom Tech outsole

Extra support and stability

The Scarpa Phantom Tech has a stiff midsole with a fairly thick heel for impact cushioning. It is made of polyurethane—a material that helps this component stay resilient under considerable stress and weight in low temperatures.  

Scarpa Phantom Tech midsole

Providing mountain climbers with extra support is the carbon fiber plus EVA insole.

Enhanced warmth and waterproofing

Housing the mountaineer’s foot is the Phantom Tech’s Cordura and aluminum main shell. It is engineered with Primaloft for insulation. Its tongue is gusseted, leaving no gaps in which debris may enter. The boot has proper waterproofing thanks to the Outdry technology. It is imbued within the footwear’s gaiter.

Scarpa Phantom Tech Cordura

Scarpa's multi-tech upper

The boot also incorporates the Sock Fit DV, a proprietary Scarpa construction with agility and comfort as its benefits. It includes a tongue made of a one-piece S-Tech Schoeller Fabric that’s breathable yet waterproof and a Flex-Point (located above the ankle) made of technical fabric.

Scarpa Phantom Tech upper

The top closure includes elastic tape, a protective flap for lessening the pressure coming from the sliding tab, and a clip button.

Scarpa Phantom Tech top closure

Additional info

  • The Scarpa Phantom Tech is compatible with automatic and semi-automatic bindings

Scarpa Phantom Tech crampon

Facts / Specs

Weight: 815g
Use: Snow, Alpine
Cut: High cut
Features: Insulated, Single / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.