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Scarpa Ribelle Tech OD Mountaineering Boot

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sale $323.97 Original price:$539.95

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Ribelle Tech OD Mountaineering Boot

There's a fine line between moving light-and-fast and feeling like you're alpine climbing completely barefoot, and the Scarpa Men's Ribelle Tech OD Mountaineering Boot treads that line with a performance inspired by the late-and-great Ueli Steck. Scarpa's new Sock-Fit Plus integrates waterproof, breathable OutDry and warm Primaloft insulation in a seamless, stretchy, superlight gaiter that balances fast-moving performance with absolute weather protection. The external upper is burly, rugged, and surprisingly well-ventilated. Underfoot, the Ribelle features a complex series of Vibram rubber lugs as well as a light, supportive midsole and compatibility for semi-automatic crampons.
  • Hybrid mountaineering boot built for light-and-fast alpinism
  • Scarpa's Sock-Fit Plus with waterproof, breathable OutDry
  • Primaloft insulation ensures warmth even when wet
  • Vibram Mulaz S/Mont sole with semi-automatic crampon compatibility
  • Item #SCR006O

Upper Material
K-Tech + S-Tech
Waterproofing
OutDry
Insulation
Primaloft
Closure
lace
Last
ARG
Footbed
Activ Plus
Midsole
PU
Crampon Compatibility
semi-automatic
Claimed Weight
1lb 3.4oz
Recommended Use
mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

California Proposition 65

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Cancer and Reproductive Harm - P65Warnings.ca.gov

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>Rating: 1

Worst boot ever

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small

Not waterproof or even resistant. AT ALL. Hope you like cold wet feet in 20 minutes. Takes DAYS to dry out. Lace fastener slips, breaks, tiny can’t be used w gloves. No lace locks to prevent slippage without it. Velcro lace cover is lame and negates a gaiter, sock fit thing straps tore off after 3 uses. Insulation makes them tight inside so size up. Let’s see what else is wrong w them.... oh the price. These are useless absolutely useless

>Rating: 2

Not waterproof at all

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
45.5
Height
6` 1"
Weight
175 lbs

What else is there to say? Feet got wet after a 30 minute walk in wet grass. Unacceptable for mountain boots. Also too hot for summer, not warm enough for winter, very limited useage range. They don’t dry out either you’ll need to purchase electric boot dryers unless you like mildew. Oh and no way to connect a gaiter at the laces if you should want something taller than the built in one. First pair of these I got were ripped at the top of the bootie maybe someone else tried them on, so take lots of care pulling them on don’t use the loops to be safe. Overall Pass on these.

>Rating: 5

A great compromise in weight and ability

Size Bought
43.5
Height
5` 8"
Weight
145 lbs

For me, these boots split the difference between heavier mountaineering boots (scarpa mont blanc, salewa condors and ravens, trango cube, etc..., and something that's just a little too light, like the Salomon options. I got them for PNW summers (some spring and fall as well). I've found that most mountaineering boots are hugely overkiller for glacier walks, slogs, and usual routes that are availible in the Washington (and Oregon) Cascades. Personally I don't need a beefy boot to crampon, walk, kick steps, french, or even do a little bit of vertical, and these keep my legs and feet happy and help me cover more miles. Speaking of miles, I do sometimes wear them on trail, but they aren't the best with their stiff soles. However they are WAY better than bigger boots. Speaking of the soles, they are indeed softer than your standard mountaineering boot, knife hard snow and front pointing... you can feel the flex in your feet. Also, since these boots lack a tall cuff, you need to engage your calves a lot more to stay on your toes. This is the compromise you make though, as they are SO light and comfortable. It's all about your use case. They smear pretty good, plenty of grip, ankle articulation helps with 3rd 4th and 5th class rock. They edge like CHAMPS. Waterproofness. Pretty dang good! My Salewa Condors are super bomber and these aren't far behind... They also dry out very fast. Oh, and the built in gaiter is AMAZING. NO MORE DORKY GAITERS ON MY FEET OR IN MY PACK. My feet stayed VERY dry on a 5 day high traverse through the Cascades over glaciers, snowfields, in early July. ALL of my partners had wet feet because they didn't bring gaiters (I wouldn't have either). Ragged Ridge, Bonanza, Ptarmigan Traverse, these boots are perfect. I'd gladly do a number of routes on Forbidden with them, and I'd consider the N. Ridge of Baker (they take crampons, I use snow leopards, well). Standard Volcano routes in good weather, easy... All and all... A costly piece of really nice gear that makes predicable sacrifices for some amazing returns in lightness, comfort, articulation, feel, and dryness (ankle gaiter). I have a "Scarpa" Or "Salewa" foot in the standard boots, easy fit on these.

Thank you for a thorough review, Kyle. Keep getting after it out there!!

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Any chance of getting some smaller sizes? Like 39.5 to 40.5 do they fit true to size?

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Scsrpa Ribelle tech OD.......ya think thos would make a good boot for the Trolltunga trils....late winter ?

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Do these run true to size? I usually wear a US 12.5 (EU 46.5-47) and I'm concerned that these only go up to 46. Any chance they run a bit large?