7th messagewrote a review of Scarpa R-Evolution GTX Backpacking Boot - Men's on April 1, 2016
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Picked these up recently replacing a pair of La Sportiva Omega GTX. Right out of the box these boots looked and felt great with a very comfortable and relatively light feel. Took them out for a quick overnighter to the Palisades in the Eastern Sierra to take advantage of a great spring weather window in March. The boots handled great overall on all terrains from dry rocky subalpine to the snows above 9k'. My feet stayed dry, though a little cold, while hiking & snowshoeing in the snow and had great traction on one frozen lake crossing.
Not the burliest boot, but a burly boot was not something that I was after. Good ankle support with proper lacing that had me feeling secure even with a 45lb pack. Looking forward to future trails with these kicks!