Why We Like the La Sportiva Vega Alpine Touring Boot (2022)
The Vega is La Sportiva’s big boy, 4-buckle, big mountain alpine touring boot. Borrowed from medieval Latin, Vega means literally “the descending eagle”. Like an eagle these boots are lightweight to soar up mountains and are strong, fast and maneuverable to dive down challenging and committing big mountain ski lines.
This four buckle alpine touring boot has the largest range of cuff rotation in its class with 60 degrees of unfettered movement. This coupled with an astonishing 1445 grams for the size 27.5 allow this boot to fly up big mountain ascents.
The Pebax/Marfram upper cuff provides this 115 forward flexing boot with a nice progressive feeling flex to better initiate quick responsive turns. The Grilamid lower and carbon reinforcements make this boot laterally stiff and keeps you out of the backseat when driving big skis down committing lines. You can customize your ideal forward lean with 12, 14 and 16 degree settings. This Vibram soled boot can be used in any MNC compatible binding and has a roomier toe box with a 102.5 last.
If you want a lightweight four buckle, big mountain boot to descend mountains ”like an eagle”, then look no further than the La Sportiva Vega!