They've tweaked the Scarpa Gea RS Alpine Touring Ski Boots ever so slightly for 2016 - why mess with a boot that's brought so much backcountry satisfaction to so many women? New for this year is a revised, lower friction Mirage RS ski / walk mechanism that lubes itself and gives you an even smoother stride while skinning, and an improved power strap that allows easy adjustment during transitions without removing your gloves. As for power, the Gea RS and its 120 flex are as burly as you'll find on a women's AT boot, and at 1400 grams in a 25 mondopoint, they'll feel like tennis shoes on the climb.
Last: 101 mm – A medium wide forefoot combined with comfortable instep height provide a comfortable, all day fit for a majority of skiers.
Flex: 120 – Stiff and powerful flex for those who charge hard when they tour.
Evo V-Frame Cuff – Increases stiffness of the rear of the cuff for better power transmission.
Intuition Pro Flex RS Women's Liner – Fully heat-moldable Intuition liner with Ultralon® Foam creates the best custom fit on the market. Double pull tabs // Front reinforcement // Cuff reinforcement // Tongue closure // Flat external stitching
Shell / Cuff – Polyamide
Tongue – A Pebax® monoinjected tongue allows a better and progressive transmission of impulse to the ski during downhill. When combined with the Predator HRS Instep Strap, this tongue provides excellent skiing performance in any situation for a ski mountaineering boot.
Choice of 16˚ or 20˚ Forward Lean
Mirage Pro Ski / Walk Mechanism – Self-lubricating mechanism moves freely while walking and skinning and a dual-pin lock anchors the cuff securely for power transfer on the downhill.
37˚ Range of Cuff Motion
Zeus Buckles – Light, easy to use with gloves on, with even pressure distribution and power
Wiregate Tour Lock – Keeps buckles in place while climbing or skinning
Predator HRS Instep Strap – Locks the tongue against the tibia to increase support and stiffness while skiing
Scarpa® Finger Strap – A PU tab sewn to the power strap makes adjustments easy while wearing gloves.
Vibram® Cayman Sole – The Cayman sole features smooth rubber at the toe for longevity and consistent boot / binding fit, strategically thinned rubber areas to save weight, and a re-designed lugged rubber profile to reduce snow buildup.
Ventilation Windows – Mesh lined windows at the rear of the boot cuff allow venting to keep your liners dry and feet cool.