Scarpa Gea (2015-16)
Meet the standard for lightweight alpine touring boots: the original, award-winning Gea, the lightest women’s four-buckle AT boot on the market. With the Gea, SCARPA proves that a boot weighing 3lbs (women’s 25) doesn’t have to come at the expense of power. These boots offer stiffness and uncompromising performance on par with many four-buckle AT boots that weigh significantly more across the board. An innovative Alpine Axial design allows the tongue to open to the side of the boot, giving the Gea the benefits of both overlap- and tongue-style boot construction. Translation: the Gea provides amazing volume adjustment, they’re easy to get in and out of, and there’s no unnecessary weight. The Gea’s design offers a fit that’s anatomically accurate for a woman’s foot. Finer points include magnesium buckles, plant-based Pebax® Rnew plastic, and compatibility with all alpine-touring bindings, including tech-style bindings.