The Scarpa Manta has been an icon in the UK market for over three decades as a benchmark 4 season Mountain boot. Evolving over many generations the new Manta Tech represents the 7th incarnation in a long line of market leading performance. Built on the proven and very well appreciated FT last, it offers a unique and complimentary fit to other models in the mountain collection. The outsole package maintains its stability with a proven, durable and reliable package that suits the workhouse nature of the boot and underfoot assurance is maintained with the outstanding VibramPentax Precision XTsole unit.The key changes however focus on the upper, where lines have been cleaned reducing stitching and materials, facilitating the updated cosmetics for a more modern mountain boot aesthetic, whilst maintaining a perfect flexation/support balance in the cuff area. The use of a larger heel pull tab facilitates easier access in and out of the boot, especially with a gloved hand. The use of the partial TPU rand, has helped with the aesthetics, but also reduced some weight, alongside the new lace hardware. A key update has been to use the higher insulation of the GTX Duratherm, which will allow the boot to perform at a higher altitude and in colder conditions than previous generations.