Lightweight double plastic mountaineering boot.
- Closed cell foam liner is lightweight and heat-moldable. Older boots came with a Scarpa Thermo liner, newer ones with Intuition liners. Either way the liner boot is very warm for its weight, can be molded to the shape of the user's feet for comfort/fit, and absorbs relatively little water so dries quickly.
- Pebax shell remains flexible at low temperatures
- Carbon fiber shank is light but rigid
- Step-in crampon compatible, B3
- Relatively low ankle, and ankle hinge, provide flexibility for walking and french technique
- Boot is low profile for good climbing performance
- Sturdy but sticky rubber "Baltoro" sole
- Light weight: 4lb 1oz/1860g (size 8)
I have a two year old pair of Omegas with the Scarpa Thermo liners. I've used them primarily for snow and alpine ice climbing. The boots are comfortable for plastics, and are lighter than my four-season leather boots. The liners are warm and dry quickly in a sleeping bag. The Scarpa Thermo liners seem to wear relatively quickly (mine began to develop cracks in the foam after a couple weeks of use) but Scarpa was happy to replace them at no charge. The new Intuition liners supposedly do not have this problem. Also, the boot shells are not as thick as some plastic boots, and can be punctured by sharps if you are very careless, though this seems to be a reasonable tradeoff for light weight. I have used them with both Grivel G12 Newmatic (hybrid) and Grivel G14 Crampomatic (toe bail) crampons, and both fit well.