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Rocky Mtns. Pac NW, Desert

PowderBud's Passions

Hiking & Camping

PowderBud's Bio

Alpine skiing for way longer than I want to admit. Began BC skiing about 2008. Hiked the 54 fourteener's (ABC) in Colo, do a lot of hiking etc. I just love the mountains, no matter where I am. I've hiked in Europe and all over the U.S. even just little hills in AZ. I just like to be outside...except when I like being inside!


PowderBudwrote a review of on February 3, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought these boots in Nov. 2012 in size 27.5, and have about 70+ days in them. I had a pair of Garmont Axon's prior to the Scarpa Mobe. The Axon was the stiffest AT boot at the time which was what I was looking for. Unfortunately, the Garmont was a waste of a good $500+, they broke. THREE times in ONE month! Garmont didn't want to do anything realistic, so I researched and ended up in the Scarpa Mobe and could NOT be happier! THIS is the boot for me. I ski Colorado and Utah resorts, sidecountry and some backcountry. I prefer steep lines and deep pow. I'm currently on a pair of Kastle BMX 108's with Fritschi FR Pro bindings and my Mobe boots drive those boards perfectly. I don't feel like I've given up any performance on hard pack, crud or pow. Initially, I had some discomfort in my shins in these boots even after heat molding, but I noticed after about 5 days that pain was fading. And each day after that, they got more and more comfortable. I'm always grinning at the end of the day because my boots fit so perfectly and perform so well when I need them.

I've skinned and boot packed with these boots in high Rocky Mtn. terrain and these things have been phenomenal. The Skywalk soles may not be Vibram, but they are damn close in durability. I've hiked over jagged talus with barely a noticeable mark on the soles, yet they grip fantastically. The walk/ski lever works easily and is built very solid.

I love these boots and as long as they don't break like the Garmont (Now Scott), or Scarpa takes much better care of this customer than Garmont did, I'm sold on Scarpa from now on. If you want alpine performance in an AT boot, this may be the boot for you too.