|Buy boots first, helmet later|
Now, these are not the most technical performance alpine boot, but I have found them to be excellent in my pursuit of the Bulger List.
What I love:
Sturdy construction and excellent traction
What could be better:
The Gore-Tex failed after the first season of use
These boots accept crampons and snowshoes well. They are also stiff enough for Class 4 scrambling and hard snow. They are also comfortable enough to hike long mountain days in. Overall, I recommend them for most applications.