I ordered my boots a half size larger than my normal shoe. Several reviews have mentioned that the boot runs slightly smaller than normal street shoes, and with wearing a liner sock and a wool sock, I thought it'd be a good idea to have a little more room. That was the right choice. Just enough room to run double layers without too much difficulty.
Finish of the boots is great. I found no hardware that was sub par in finish or quality. Laces are satisfactory, though some may criticize them as weak. I find that the laces do a great job of biting tightly into themselves when tied and don't untie easily. The same lace material is used on my Scarpa approach shoes. Never have had a problem with the laces to date.
These boots are very stable. Purposefully trying to roll your ankle left or right is a difficult task. The boots are very supportive and yet are relatively light for the type of boot. Traction is great, even on wet slick linolium/tile floor. Tread on the boot would seem aggressive enough for the intended purpose without appearing overly luggy. The tongue of the boot is super comfortable. Scarpa's 'comfort fit' technology is definitely apparent in the design. So far, even with light athletic socks and the arizona heat, i haven't had any issues with my feet getting sweaty.
Hopefully I will soon get to use the boot hard on a backpacking trip. Will update with information after the trip.
UPDATE 15 MAY 19
So my initial impressions were good, but after wearing these boots for a while, I was not impressed. I found the sole of the boot too firm for my comfort over long mileage. Also found the toe box of the boot to be narrow enough to make long days uncomfortable. I noticed the narrowness and sole discomfort at the end of long days on my feet. I should note however, my research on Scarpa boots indicated they tend to run on the narrow side. The initial narrowness was not noticeable until my feet had swollen from hiking. The boots are good in regard to general construction and material durability; just not a good fit for my feet.