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Scarpa Inverno High Altitude Liners

Postby cab » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:58 pm

I bought a used pair of Scarpa Invernos a few years and have since climbed Shasta and Rainier using them. I am going to Denali this year and need the high altitude liners, but am not sure if my boots already have them, or if they are the regular liners. I assume they are the regular ones, but thought I'd post this to see if there is any way to tell the difference.
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Postby Autoxfil » Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:56 pm

There are the Scarpa high-altitude liners, and then there are Intuiton liners. The Intuition liners are the same price but much lighter and usually more
comfortable and warmer. Call Whittaker mountaineering and they will tell you all you need to know.
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Postby Joe White » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:35 pm

I have a few friends with Intuition liners...and they all rave about them. I think I'm going to get them and put them in my scarpa inverno's as well....
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Postby Autoxfil » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:02 pm

I am a big DIY guy but it took two frustrating evenings trying to fit them myself - the rubber toe caps they have at the shops are killer, as are extra hands. Doing it again, I'd pay the $50.

I haven't used them yet, but my size 10 Invernos weigh 5lb 3oz, and they feel way better around the house. I'll post up when I get to use them out in the hills.
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Postby Brad Marshall » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:28 pm

I've used the Intuition liners on cold weather climbs like Denali, Aconcagua and Mt. Washington since 2005. For me they make my boots a pound lighter, are more comfortable and are warmer than stock liners. Another benefit is that they are closed-cell foam so they don't absorb moisture. Just knock the ice out of them in the morning, put them on and in a few minutes they're warm.
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Re: Scarpa Inverno High Altitude Liners

Postby QQac » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:32 pm

cab wrote:I bought a used pair of Scarpa Invernos a few years and have since climbed Shasta and Rainier using them. I am going to Denali this year and need the high altitude liners, but am not sure if my boots already have them, or if they are the regular liners. I assume they are the regular ones, but thought I'd post this to see if there is any way to tell the difference.


A little late, but I'll try to answer your specific question. The Inverno high altitude liner is silver on the outside around the top of the cuff, around the foot, and the whole tongue, and the footbed is made of foam, like a sleeping pad. It comes as standard on the more recent Invernos. The regular liner that came with older Invernos is black around the top of the cuff, and the whole foot and tongue are black.
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Re: Scarpa Inverno High Altitude Liners

Postby BigMitch » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:38 pm

If you go to fit the liners yourself, check out the very clever approach, which takes in account swelling feet, by David C. under "Thermomolding for Distance" at http://bedrockandparadox.com/.
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