I'm looking at buying some B2 rated alpine/winter boots for use with Crampons, etc. I'm trying to avoid paying full price for them (searching ebay, looking for special offers, etc.) as they are prohibitively expensive (£300+).

In the main UK sites selling this kind of stuff only seem to offer two brands, La Sportiva and Scarpa. I was under the impression that these were the only brands that made these kinds of boots (I did see one pair of now discontinued North Face boots) when someone pointed out that Meindl also make these types of boot. I've never seen a UK shop selling these.

So what other brands make B2 rated alpine/winter boots? Which one's am I missing. If I can build up a list of brands it will hopefully make my bargain shopping easier.

  • Koflach is a popular and cost effective choice, standard double plastic boot. – AM_Hawk Aug 6 '14 at 15:08
  • I'm not really after a double plastic boot @AM_Hawk . I want a solid construction one. Sorry, didn't specify this. I'll have a look at that brand too though! – user2766 Aug 6 '14 at 15:14
  • I personally am a LaSportiva whore, OlyMons, EVO's, Miura's, Solutions and Katana's. I seek out the big discounts, they're out there, you just need to find them. Good Luck! – AM_Hawk Aug 6 '14 at 15:15
  • I just familiarized myself with the "B" Rating System, sorry. – AM_Hawk Aug 6 '14 at 15:16
  • @AM_Hawk La Sportiva's are lovely. I think the issue is there is limited demand for them in this country so they're a specialist item so yiu don't get many discounts. Oh well back to hunting! thanks. – user2766 Aug 7 '14 at 8:04

Looks like you have a very limited range of brands over on your island *

Beside the brands you already mentioned here are some others that spring to mind:

  • I know, you're the continent, we're the island ;-) !
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    Yeah it seems to be an issue. I think it's because we don't have any alps?! :) – user2766 Aug 6 '14 at 13:23
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    yeah, you should definitely get some alps, they're great! ;-) – Benedikt Bauer Aug 6 '14 at 13:24
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    We do have wild haggis though – user2766 Aug 6 '14 at 13:25
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    Oh nice, looks like they have a close relative living here in southern germany. We call them Wolpertinger – Benedikt Bauer Aug 6 '14 at 13:30
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    ha ha, awesome! – user2766 Aug 6 '14 at 13:57

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