Mountain Girl 101wrote a review of Scarpa Gea Alpine Touring Boot - Women's on November 13, 2012
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I am in love with the fit of these boots and their lightweightness. For me, their fit is a marriage, but time will tell how well they hold up to the beatings. I have now worn them for about 15 trips. After the first 6 or so the walk/ski switch seemed to fail and they would not lock in ski mode. After sending them back to warranty, that mechanism feels much more solid and comfortable. However, I'm skeptical that that switch will last.
I have skied one semi-demanding line in these boots down a 45 degree couloir, about 3 meters wide at the top, on corn snow. I was happy with their performance here; they seemed stiff enough to me.
I also put them through their paces on a 15 hour trip that consisted primarily of hiking over frozen ground, many hours of boulder-hopping, and then a little mixed climbing, with maybe an hour on skis total. They're quite a bit more scratched now, but my feet weren't even complaining at the end and neither were my knees!