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Gear Review

4 5

Good value performance- though heavy

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been skiing the Scarpa Pegasus ) for the 11/12 season and currently use them to work ski patrol.

Nowadays I have a pair of the Scarpa Rush, which is my go to touring boot, but last year I did most of my touring in these.

The vast majority of my skiing is touring, and I'm not opposed to longer approaches to ski objectives and days with up to 10 000 feet of vertical. I don't really huck cliffs, but I do like to ski in steeper terrain (45+ degrees). My first impressions were that this boot was perfect, but I have now come to conclude that the weight savings for the Rush are worth the extra dollars- especially because the Rush and Maestrale come with a much nicer thermo moldable Intuition liner (atleast this was the case last season.)

Obviously the most important feature of a boot is fit, and Scarpa is apparently made for my foot.

Worth noting: The forward lean angle is a little more aggressive than for the Rush I think.

Also the shell size that Scarpa uses for half sizes is the larger one (ie. a size 28.5 is a 29 shell with a thicker liner NOT as 28 shell with a thinner one!)

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Kaj's last point is well worth repeating. Check the Scarpa boot size chart provided by Backcountry.com to make sure you select the right boot shell size. Different manufactures assign different boot shell sizes to the same mondo size.