Scarpa Alien 1.0
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Scarpa's Alien Boots are the perfect crossover boot between the rando racing world and the world of advanced and speed-efficient ski touring. There is now a soft internal cuff to keep snow out of the boot and the gaiter will no longer be needed.
Based on the design of the category leading Alien 10 the Alien offers much of the same technology at a far more affordable price Its build for amateur racers people who want a traning boot or the speedsavvy backcountry skier who wants the ultimate in light weight Offering all of the same features of the Alien in a full polyamide boot the Alien uses the Boa Closure System on the exterior of the ski boot for immediate adjustments This onthefly closure technology is extremely light and provides a glovelike fit for top performance comfort and speed in a variety of conditionsup and down It weighs in at 1 pound 15 ounces per boot size 27SpecsInner Boot HRP Intuition LinerRange of Motion 60Shell Cuff Polyamide I CarbonClosure Boa Closure SystemForward Lean 9 13Sole Vibram UFOWeight 850g 1lb 15oz pair size 27Size 24 30 whole sizes onlyBinding System TLTForefoot Last Width 99mm
Fresh from our friends on Alpha Centauri (sick mountains there, check 'em out if you haven't), the Scarpa Alien Alpine Touring Boot splits the difference between full-blown rando racing boot and hardcore tourer, with a nylon/carbon shell and cuff that are plenty light enough to crush the skin track while still handling their business on steep faces and in shotgun couloirs. The Alien's most distinguishing feature is the fit. Not many boots can boast a micro-adjustable Boa closure system, but the Alien uses it to secure the foot smoothly and evenly, completely eliminating pressure points and dead spots. Your feet will also dig the HRP Intuition Liner, which is instantly comfortable and offers superb touring performance in any conditions, as well as the UFO Vibram Sole (also recently received from our space friends) which cushions shocks and provides top-notch traction in all kinds of terrain. Of course, what's most important about a lightweight, race-bred touring boot is its uphill performance. The Alien has a 2-piece construction that locks into ski mode and opens with a single A-Light buckle, providing 60 degrees of uphill-touring power and variable degrees of forward lean between 9 and 13 degrees for the way down. When you're locked in ski mode, the Alien's Propulsion Tech System ensures that the cuff remains stiff, giving you all the power and edge grip you need to handle the steep and icy sections that are part of every serious ski descent. Scarpa also gave the Alien a Quick Step-In system, which uses indicators and self-guiding notches to make it easy to step into your tech bindings, even in snowy spots.
If you're entering a randonee race or are interested in dramatically lightening up your backcountry touring setup, then the Scarpa Alien randonee boots are for you.