Manta Pro GTX Review – The Boot That You Really Need For Your Mountain Or Hiking Trip

Manta Pro GTXProduct: Manta Pro GTX

My Rating: 5/5

Best Place to Buy: Amazon

The Scarpa Manta Pro GTX is a perfect boot for hiking but it is typically used on the mountains. When it comes to mountaineering, the manta pro gtx is definitely on most hiker’s list of best hiking boots. What I also enjoy about Scarpa company is how they keep up-grading their footwear to suit their customers and getting ahead in the market.

One of the amazing things that they have being able to do over the years is how they managed to reduce the weight of the Manta Pro GTX by ten percent. They have managed to do this by the help of the grace sole unit.

Material Used

The upper material of this boot is designed with suede and synthetic. Suede is a material made from animals such as deer, pig and calf. However, how the suede leather comes out as tick depends solely on what kind of animal is used. For example, using a deep outer skin will make the suede leather very thick compared with using lamb skin. This is one of the main reason why this boot have a hard outer leather.

Synthetic on the other hand, is usually made out of cork leather. One of the key strengths of synthetic leather is how it is durable. This is why when suede and synthetic material is combine together to make a hiking boot, it can with-stand rainy condition and it is durable as well.

In terms of how Scarpa made this boot with suede and synthetic leather. They inject it with silicone which as a result helps with water resistance and stops the leather from getting wet. This is why the Manta Pro GTX is an excellent boot to use on the mountains where there are snow and rain everywhere.

Waterproof And Breathable

What makes this boot so good at dealing with water on the mountains and hills is how good the lining is made. The lining is made of gore-tex membrane. Gore-tex membrane is made in a unique way to repel liquid water while allowing water vapor to pass through.

This really makes the boot breathable and waterproof. Furthermore, it very good at dealing with snow as well and keeping your foot at the right temperature as you hike. This is why people who do mountaineering or long hikes likes to put Manta Pro GTX on top of their hiking boots list.

Colour Selection

I think one of the weakness of this boot is their choices of colour selection. At the moment they only have one colour to choose from and it is the navy. However, the way Scarpa has designed the boot makes it very attractive to wear despite having only one colour choice.

Lacing Structure

Manta Pro GTX lacing structureThe Manta Pro GTX has a slick speed lacing system. What that means that you can lace the boots at a very fast pace and cross it how you want. The layout of the lacing holes is similar to the Scarpa hiking boots for men.

The Manta Pro GTX has got four speed lace hooks at the top of the boot near the tongue. This gives you the choice to lace how you prefer either diagonal or straight lacing.

Secondly, there are six silver loose hooks. These holes look small and it can be difficult to pull the laces through and tie them up. But once you manage to pull the laces through the holes, it gets stick and secure for you to tie them up.

Also, the small loose hooks are very good at maintaining the laces from getting loose. This way you don’t have to re-tie the laces over and over again.

Thirdly, there is another type of lacing hook at the middle of the boot and it’s a bit loose. However, this one is bigger than the six silver hooks. It allows the boot to shape comfortably with your foot as you lace the boot and give you good grip once you lace them.

Toe Box

With the toe box, I really find it very interesting and fascinating. This is because unlike most hiking boots that have a rubber at the exact point of the toe box, this one is slightly different.

The toe box for this one is covered with rubber which goes around the whole boot. This is very clever because it adds some form of stylish to the boot and it also protects your feet when you hit a rock.

Outsole, Midsole and Insole

As I said earlier in this review, the weight of the boot has being reduced drastically because of the sole. The outsole of the boot is made with vibram. If you don’t know what that is, vibram is the leading edge of creating the best rubber outsoles for footwear like hiking boots. And using vibram for the Manta Pro GTX is an excellent way of giving the boot a good grip on the trails. On top of that, this boot has a very aggressive exterior which is good at dealing with conditions such as snow, ice, rocky surfaces and scree.

Another thing that I love in-terms of the outsole is the aggressive lugs. When you are hiking with this boot either on the mountains or hills, it will clear all the dirt, mud, snow or grass out of the outsole and keep it clean. The aggressive lugs is good at making the sole look neat however, it’s important to do your job diligently by cleaning the boots thoroughly after every hike. This way you can maintain the boots and use it for a long time.

The midsole is made of pro-fibre xt 20. I don’t personally know why Scarpa used the pro-fibr xt 20 for the midsole but I got to say it is a smart strategy and move from. The reason why I say that is because it makes the manta pro gtx super comfortable to wear and you don’t have any worries with your feet as you hike long distances.

And lastly, the insole of the boot is made with pentax precision xt. This is to give you smoothness and extra comfort as you wear the boot and hike with them. This way it prevents your feet from getting sore and blisters.

Crampon Compatible

Another cool feature about the manta pro gtx is how it has a crampon compatible. The crampon is rated as B2 and it has a ledge at the back of it. This tells us that this boot can take up on either flexible or semi mounteering crampon. This shows that it will give you a good stability and grip as you hike or climb slippery surfaces.

Fit And Size

In terms of fitting and size they have made a slightly changes to the fit by using DL last. It simply means that this boot is capable of fitting your feet either you have a large or narrow feet.

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As we come to the conclusion of this post about Manta Pro GTX. I believe if you are the kind of hiker who loves to hike on mountains where there are snow and rain then the manta pro gtx is the perfect boots that you need. In addition, this boot is primarily designed for long journeys and it’s good on tricky surfaces as well. The outsole, insole and midsole of the boots are a masterclass finish. This really gives you such comfort and warm as you hike through the snow on the mountains.

One weakness of this boot is the limited colour choose. For me personally, I would love Scarpa to bring in some different colours for this boot such as orange, blue, brown and black. This will really attract a lot of customers to the product and increase Scarpa’s revenue as a result.

This really makes us question if, the Manta Pro GTX is the best boot for hiking on the mountains or even on the hills? In my opinion this boot deserve five stars rating because it is excellent at performing on mountains and hills. Believe me, this boot will surely not let you down and you will enjoy wearing the boots very much.

I hope you have really enjoy reading this post on the Manta Pro GTX. If you have any questions or thoughts on the manta pro gtx review, please do not hesitate to leave me a comment below. I will reply as soon as I can!

And as always have a fantastic and wonderful hiking trip. 🙂








  1. Thanks for this thorough review. The Goretex membrane is a game changer. Anyone that has worn boots for extended periods of time in wet conditions (mostly military personnel) will tell you that there is only one thing worse than cold feet …… That cold, WET feet 🙂
    This pair of boots seems to be top notch. Thanks for your clear and unbiased review!

    • Hey Mike,

      I’m glad that you found my review very clear and precise to the point. I agree with you, the gore-tex membrane in the manta pro gtx makes it worth-while wearing them. It really keeps your feet warm and dry. Thanks for stopping by and as always have a fantastic hiking trip.


  2. Hi Kuu,
    I came across your post just in time. My husband likes hiking and lately, he was talking about getting a new pair of hiking boots. This Manta Pro looks good and seems like a really strong one. Sorry it is not in black, but I don’t think he will mind the color. I will share this post with him before making a decision a buy.

    • Hello Carol,

      I am very pleased to hear that my post just came at the right time for you to make a decision. It’s so unfortunate that Scarpa don’t have different colours options for this boot. But hopeful in the future they could solve this issue because I think adding more colours to the manta pro gtx will increase their revenue. Thanks for stopping by and as always have a fantastic hiking trip.


  3. From the title I thought was a new PC graphics card, lol.

    The Manta does look awesome but you’re right, the limited colours is a little bit off for some people. Some people like a little bit of colour coordination.

    However I suppose colouring leather, suede and goretex just for a hiking boot that’s inevitably going to be put through it’s paces may seem like a moot point.

    Thanks for the thorough article,

    • Hello Michael,

      Well spot on. I think the colour selection is one of the weakness of this boot. But apart from that, this boot is well designed and it’s great to use on mountains and hills and in snow conditions as will. Thanks for stopping by and as always have a fantastic hiking trip.


  4. Hi

    I really enjoyed this review as it was in-depth and highly detailed.

    The manta Pro has the best of every type of materiel combined with Gore Tex to allow for a comfortable and robust hike.

    Thanks for putting so much detail in this review I now know what boot to buy!

    I was very interested to read about the amount of technology that goes Into designing a hiking boot and

    • Hey Darren,

      I’m pleased to hear that my review came just at the right time for you. Indeed, manta pro gtx is designed with highly technology devices and Scarpa Company have done a great job by reducing the weight of the boot drastically.


  5. Wow, I am very impressed that they were able to reduce the weight of the shoe by 10%. That is really good for hiking. When you are tired on the trail, you definitely do not want heavy boots weighing you down. That alone makes these boots worth considering.

    I do have a question though. This boot is a bit out of my price range, but I quite like it. Do they ever run sales on this fantastic boot? I look forward to reading your response.

    Thank you for sharing and I hope you make it a great day!

    • Hello Alex,

      I strongly agree with you that Scarpa Company have done a great job by reducing the weight of the boot by 10%. This truly makes the hiking trip more enjoyable and easy at the same time because the boot doesn’t put a lot of weight and pressure on your feet. That’s why I think this is the perfect boot for hiking on hills and mountains.

      In terms of price, I believe Amazon has the cheapest deal by far compared with other online retails such as Scarpa Company which has a price of £320.00 or Cotswold Outdoors which also has a price of £300.00. Since Halloween and Christmas are approaching, I can assure you that you can get a good sale at Amazon. So make sure you stay alert at that period. I hope that you find these answers to your question useful. Thanks for stopping by and as always have a fantastic hiking trip.


      • That is a smart idea Kuu. I should go to Amazon during Halloween and Christmas. It is the 4th business quarter of high sales, so I will be sure to snag a deal then. I will keep checking on the shoe.

        Thank you so much for helping me and I hope you make it a great day!

        • Hello Alex,

          It’s wonderful to see you again. I am pleased to hear that you found my answers to your questions useful. I pray you get the right price you want on the 4th business quarter. All the best and same to you.


  6. This review very details than my expected. I like hiking. I always look around the hiking boot in the shop. The one you review looks very nice.

    I like boot because I think the protection is much higher than others. Waterproof is really important because you never know the weather. When hiking, you will have a lot of chance to step across the water.

    Manta Pro GTX seems a good choice for my further choice.

    Thank you so much.

    • Hello CT,

      Great to see you again at my website. Manta pro gtx is a wonderful hiking boots to have because it’s one of the best waterproof boots that I have come across. It keeps your feet dry all the time and at the same time keeps it warm. For me that is just priceless since it makes the hiking more adventurous. I am confident that you will love this hiking boots CT. All the best and have a fantastic hiking trip.


  7. Wow, this is a great post. Though I am not a hiker I was highly touched with the elaboration of this Manta pro gtx. I like this product because my husband has one it and he uses it in time of hash whether like in snow and rain and the duration is lasting.
    Kuu, don’t worry about the color because this is the best color for the purpose of this boot. I think many people would like it in this color if there is a comparison and it has a quality that no hiker would miss it out. It is strong and durable.
    Thanks for your post

    • Hello Bibian,

      Great to see that you have fallen in love with the manta pro gtx, I think you will definitely enjoy wearing it when you start hiking someday. Maybe you are right, the colour is not that a big deal since this boot provides a lot of features for hikers and mountaineering to enjoy the journey. All the best and have a fantastic hiking trip.


  8. Your material is so organized and complete! I am impressed. It is hard to make the choice as to which boot best fits the use you envision for it, and you have given enough information to allow us to make a wise choice. Thank you for putting this post on here for us.

    • Hello Fran,

      It’s so nice to see that you love my post and the content that I am producing. I feel that it’s essential to provide in-depth information on these hiking boots for people like you and make the best decision in choosing the right hiking boots for your hiking trip. I will do my best to continue producing excellent contents for you guys. So stay tune for more contents. Thanks for stopping by and as always have a fantastic hiking trip.


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