If you’re like many of the folks here at SCARPA, this time of year is about scoring the season’s first powder turns and pitches of ice climbing. Holiday shopping tends to slip off the radar as physical activity provides an easy excuse for distraction. Thankfully, SCARPA has you covered with our 2016 Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide for every skier, climber, trail runner, and hiker on your list. Up your giving game and save a little money in the process. We’re offering free ground shipping on retail-priced orders through December 23.
SCARPA Atom: For the Family Trail Runner
According to IRunFar.com, the SCARPA Atom “is a simple and well built shoe with a great fit, adequate cushioning, and a well built outsole…a great shoe for trail running enjoyment on a multitude of surfaces up to 50k.” Is someone in your family looking to up their trail mileage or tick off their first ultra? The SCARPA Atom, available in both a men’s and women’s version, makes for the perfect, no nonsense shoe.
SCARPA Women’s Freedom SL 120: Her First Backcountry Boot
Skiing Magazine calls the Women’s Freedom SL 120 “the one boot that makes sense for resort skiing or backcountry skiing.” This versatility makes it the ideal gift for your sister, mother, aunt, or female cousin looking to take their skiing beyond the resort. It’s an award-winning boot that can both tour and have a blast at your local hill.
SCARPA Vapor: Your T(rad) Dad
The SCARPA Vapor “is the best trad climbing shoe I’ve worn in a long time.” says BJ Sbarra at SplitterChoss.com. Anytime you score high praise from one of climbing’s best gear resources you take it. We’ll add that the Vapor is a pretty awesome technical sport shoe too. It offers just the right amount of stiffness and an incredible fit thanks to its lace-up design. T(rad) moms will dig the women’s-specific SCARPA Vapor too.
SCARPA Phantom Tech: The Ice-Climbing Gear Nut
The new Phantom Tech might be the most advanced boot we’ve ever made. It’s beautiful, technical, and oh-so-fun for playing in the mountains. From its wrapping zipper to a carbon-supported midsole, everything about the Phantom Tech takes it to the next level. “This is the boot I wanted 20 years ago,” says Will Gadd of this boot. “The Techs are as rigid, sexy, stiff, and almost as expensive as a carbon bike frame (actually not even close, they’re a bargain!), and just allow faster and more comfortable movement in the mountains. I’m in love with a boot.”
SCARPA F1: The Backcountry Aficionado
Why not enable one of your loved ones to hike and ski more powder this year? The featherweight SCARPA F1 chews up vertical on the ascent and can drive a ski on the descent. It will accesses deeper places in the backcountry thanks to its incredible blend of touring efficiency and downhill power. “My F1s have seen more than thirty days days on-snow so far. I’ve already gotten my money’s worth.” says Michael Kennedy at Wildsnow.com.
Christmas shopping is stressful and unnecessarily distracts from the snow, rock, and ice you could be playing on. The SCARPA Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide is here to help, and free ground shipping on all retail orders will save you money.