Scarpa Alp

 

Scarpa Alp
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Scarpa Alp
Manufacturer Scarpa
Page By mountainmanmark
Page Type Mar 7, 2008 / Mar 8, 2008
Object ID 5040
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Product Description

A rugged four season mountain boot cut in reversed Anfibio leather treated with HS12. Featuring the Vibram M4 sole with a Pro-Flex midsole which is stiffer than the Performance Flex midsole, but not rigid it retains some flex. This stiffness provides excellent support for when scrambling and is suitable to be used with a flexible walking crampon, yet still remains flexible enough to be comfortable when walking.

Features

HS12 TREATMENT
A specialised tanning treatment, developed by Scarpa, which impregnates silicone into the leather lo make it more waterproof. The treatment is also durable, resists scuffing, and prevents the leather from saturating so easily. The leather on all Scarpa Sherpa and Reverse Anfibo leather boots receives this treatment.

REVERSED ANFIBIO
Premier boot leather with a thickness greater than 3mm. Used primarily on full mountain boots where maximum strength, support and abrasion resistance are paramount. The leather is reversed, tanned side in, to protect the best surface from scuffing and abrasion, so improving durability and waterproofing.

General Comments

I bought a pair of these in 1996/7 as a student in North Wales and as you would expect spent every weekend and many a weekday out in Snowdonia wearing them. These were my primary non winter boots for those three years and beyond. I have to say they are the only pair of boots that I have replaced simply because they were thoroughly worn out. Comfortable, never gave me a blister even on long walks, warm and very capable, ideal for scrambling. If they were still around today I'd probably have another pair!

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mountainmanmark - Mar 7, 2008 5:35 pm - Voted 5/5

Excellent
These are the best three season boots I have had to date. Comfortable, durable and reliable

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