When established trails aren't really an option.
From Himalayan treks to hauling a heavy pack across remote mountain ranges where trails are far and few between, the Scarpa Men's Grand Dru GTX Mountaineering Boot was designed and built for rugged mountain terrain, primitive trails, and packing heavy backpacks. When you encounter mud, frequent creek crossings, and wet brush, the Grand Dru's waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane ensures that your feet stay dry and you don't have to dry out soggy socks after you set up camp after a day on the trail. Adding to the overall durability of the boot, Scarpa built the Grand Dru with an Italian-crafted Perwanger suede upper that's reinforced by a burly rubber rand for added protection. A stiff midsole puts an emphasis on stability while navigating rock-strewn trails and talus slopes, and it's compatible with hybrid (semi-automatic) crampons when you need some extra bite to reach your objective.
- A hiking boot built for hauling heavy packs in rugged terrain
- Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane
- Siliconized Perwanger suede upper with protective rand
- High cuff with flex cuff provides crucial ankle support
- Stiff PU and TPU midsole with Pro-Fiber XT 20 insole
- Aggressive Vibram sole optimized for primitive mountain trails
- Item #SCR004X
- Q & A
Modern take on heavy classics.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I've been wearing these for several months now on a regular basis. The Mountain Fit system actually works really well. They're burly, relatively heavy boots. To me these harken back to the load hauling boots of the 90's when a 60lb pack wasn't all that uncommon. Only they are much, much better and not as heavy as their ancestors. They articulate well in the ankle and are surprisingly nimble. The support is fantastic, I'm routinely carrying heavy loads and the support level with the comfort level is mind boggling to me. They are sealed perfectly, not a drop after spending a great deal of time in wetlands and even in a river ankle+ deep for several hours. Dry as a bone. If you need a boot for many miles of heavy, heavy loads and really rough terrain I really don't think there's a better option. I'm rating them true to size with the assumption thick socks are part of the equation.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 42.5
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 160lbs
I bought these boots less than two weeks ago and they are becoming my favorite pair I've ever owned. The fit is excellent. I have very narrow feet. In most boots I have a lot of problems with side to side movement, but not with these. They snug right up and fit like a boot should. The tread on them are very aggressive which I like. The tow box is roomy enough for me to be able to wiggle my toes and not slam into the front of the boot on steep downhills. If you're looking for an aggressive solid boot that is comfortable, look no further.
479$ is a lot for a pair of boots. If they dont fit, what's the return process like?
How tall are the boots?