Best Overall Women's Mountaineering Boots
La Sportiva Nepal Evo - Women's
The La Sportiva Nepal Evo - Women's
easily pulled ahead in our tests, winning it the Editors' Choice Award. Though it is the heaviest boot in the review, it has the highest climbing performance of any of the boots. It is a beefy, durable boot that is insulated and fully waterproof with a full leather upper and metal lace grommets. It has the most sophisticated lacing system of the boots we evaluated, allowing the wearer to customize tightness and fit, while providing excellent heel-lock for steep ice climbing and front-pointing. This boot performs for ice climbing, mixed climbing, and mountaineering.
Best Bang for the Buck
Lowa Mountain Expert - Women's
The Lowa Mountain Expert - Women's
proved to be the best deal if you are in the market for a single boot for ice climbing. Costing almost $200 less than our Editors' Choice winner, and still climbing very well, this waterproof boot can get the job done without breaking the bank.
Top Pick for Three-Season
La Sportiva Trango S Evo - Women's
Though not ideal for vertical ice climbing, the La Sportiva Trango s Evo - Women's
wins our Top Pick award for being a top notch three-season alpine boot and excelling at hiking and rock climbing. It is extremely lightweight and nimble, allowing the wearer to move light and fast over snowy and rocky terrain to achieve incredible summits.