Four-season versatility; it’s the new black when it comes to technical mountain boots. Designed with the help of Swiss Ace climber Ueli Steck, SCARPA’s Rebel Pro GTX is the lightest full service, all-mountain alpine climbing boot on the market. Whether your thing is steep ice, mixed terrain, demanding alpine routes, or simply all of the above, the super-light Rebel Pro GTX is the correct answer.
The boot’s first contact with the world is The Vibram sole, which provides the perfect balance of climbing proficiency, traction and weight savings. Broad support surfaces at the tip, or “climbing zone” are particularly useful when climbing rocky passages were grip is essential. Accepting full and semi-automatic crampons, the Pro can appeal to a broad array for cramponing preferences as well.
The lightweight tri-density polyurethane midsole comes next, with an ergonomic, low profile foundation that provides supreme shock absorption, as the low volume alpine last creates that precise, rock shoe fit and feel for maximum sensitivity.
The vital organ of the boot is the carbon fiber insole, which maintains structural integrity without a lot of weight, so the boot doesn’t slow you down on long routes, but also performs on demanding ice pitches, where a rigid platform is often paramount.
Designed to have excellent range of motion and flexibility for walking and climbing, the Rebel Pro’s upper construction is comprised of nylon L-Tec and Microtech with synthetic insulation. Even after prolonged use, it retains its supple, articulate hold on the ankles, but allows full articulation for technical moves over rock and ice. The stretch Gore-Tex® tongue closure reduces any excess bulk, keeps the fit snug, warm and clean, and also increases overall performance. The boot also happens to weigh in at a svelte 1 pound 9 ounces (per boot, size 42).
Putting it all together, the construction of the Rebel Pro’s insole/midsole/sole package is centered around creating maximum dexterity on the edging platform, and on frontpoints of crampons, to make a truly high performance tool no matter what cold weather you crave.