Scarpa North America Blog

Tag Archives: SCARPA Ski Boots

A Continued State of Freedom

Oct. 10th 2013

SCARPA really liked the Freedom SL, so they made a PU version. And, why not? The Freedom is a slightly simpler version of the award winning SL. It’s the same design crafted by Chris Davenport and the Parisotto family, it still drives big boards at the resort, and still tours more smoothly than any freeride boot of its ilk. So, the PU weighs a little more than its Pebax brethren, it also costs significantly less at $599.

Posted in Gear | Also tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Laws of Physics: Chris Davenport is a Body in Motion

Oct. 3rd 2013

A body in motion stays in motion. At least it does if you’re Chris Davenport. The SCARPA athlete is currently on the road keeping up with the professional side of being a career skier. Meetings, appearances, hob-knobbing with politicians, and juggling family responsibilities—it’s not all about clicking into his skis. There’s actual work, of which he’s been doing a lot. From the terminal he was able to squeak in some time to update us of his latest exploits and plans for the coming winter.

Posted in Athletes | Also tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Choice Is Yours: The Freedom of the Freedom SL

Sep. 17th 2013

It’s no secret that freedom comes with responsibility. And SCARPA has risen to the task with their new Freedom SL, an all-mountain, hard-charging freeride ski boot that combines strength and efficiency in one complete package. Designed with input from big mountain ski pioneer Chris Davenport, SCARPA’s Freedom SL boots were developed with alpine stiffness, superior range of cuff motion and weight, and an innovative DIN/Tech fitting sole system. Already the boots have won several awards from Ski, Skiing, Freeskier, Powder, and Backcountry, and the number is growing.

Posted in Gear | Also tagged , | Leave a comment

SCARPA Freedom Freeride Boots Earn 8 Awards from 5 Top Ski Magazines

Aug. 27th 2013

The results are in, and the verdict speaks for itself: SCARPA’s new Freedom SL and Freedom series freeride ski boots earned eight awards this season from Powder, Ski, Skiing, Freeskier and Backcountry Magazines.

Freedom SL Women’s

The unique feature of the Freedom series boots is how well they balance downhill performance with the ability to walk and tour like a backcountry boot. The Freedoms aren’t the first to go after this market. But, several editors said, they’re the best yet in that category of boots.

Posted in Gear | Also tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Andrew McLean reviews the new SCARPA Rush AT boot

Sep. 28th 2011

Andrew McLean is one of the best known ski mountaineering athletes in North America. The guy’s written the book (literally) on skiing in the Wasatch, and he’s also known for ski mountaineering descents around the world, including places like Alaska, where he’s skied the three most prominent peaks in the Alaska Range (Denali, Foraker and Hunter), and Antarctica.

With all the climbing required to ski in spots like that, it’s no surprise he’s a fan of light ski boots that offer a lot of range of motion in the cuff for touring. In this video he takes a look SCARPA’s Rush alpine-touring boot, new this season. The women’s version is the Blink.

Posted in SCARPA in the field | Also tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Planet Friendly and the performance story

Aug. 17th 2010

Isn’t it cool when there’s an upside to choosing a more eco-friendly product?

For a lot of years, SCARPA has been looking to source recycled or otherwise more eco-friendly materials to use in its footwear. In the last year, it began calling out such efforts in it’s Planet Friendly Program, which denotes products make with a substantive materials contribution on one of those fronts.

Posted in Beta | Also tagged , , | 1 Response