Lowa say: “Head out when the ice walls are rising impressively into the sky, or so the saying goes in ice climbing. No problem for the ICE ROCKET. With this boot as your partner you’ll be climbing with the maximum in safety at your side. The minimalist ice climbing boot is equipped with the innovative BOA Closure System®, which enables the fit to be optimally adapted.”
Lowa Ice Rocket
I have used a pre-production sample of the Ice Rocket at the Ouray Ice Park. The shoes fit typically Lowa-wide so are very comfortable for wider feet. They are quite low so don’t have a lot of ankle support, however they make up for that in mobility.
The BD Raptor crampon comes included and pre-installed however it is not my favourite comp crampon due to it’s mutli-part construction that requires frequent re-tightening.
I also found the Boa closure system tends to slip a bit when weighed both during walking and climbing and I would find myself having to tighten the boot while climbing on-route. (Though keep in mind this was a pre-production sample and I haven’t had a chance to climb in the retail model yet.)