after a number of years hiring boots for winters up in Scotland, a friend has advised that some of the newest B2 boots are now light enough to do a lot more than just the week or so each year we're strapping on crampons, and my beloved Meindl walking boots are on the way out. So I'm looking at lightweight winter boots around £250-300. My research has got me down to Scarpa Manta GTX or Meindl Jorasse GTX. There's far more info about the Scarpa's online but my current Meindls have been so good and lasted so long. Obviously I'll be going to try both on and get a feel but anyone have any advice? Is it dumb to go for the Meindls when the Scarpas are so highly regarded? Thanks everyone
I don't know about the fit of the Manta's in particular but compared to some other Meindl trekking boots (Meindl Island Pro in particular) I found the Jorasses to be pretty narrow. I'd say in terms of quality they should be more or less similar however I do like the mostly one-piece leather with metal eyelets construction on the Manta's.