Scarpa Freedom SL

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Created with input from big-mountain skier Chris Davenport, the Scarpa Freedom SL randonee boots mix stiff progressive flex, light weight and a wide range of cuff motion for best-in-class performance.

- REI

The Scarpa Freedom SL Alpine Touring Boot is King of the Mountain in the Scarpa freeride line. It's the burliest, with a 120 flex index, but almost a pound lighter than the standard Freedom. The SL also uses a lighter Intuition liner and more aggressive sole. Compared to Scarpa's touring boots, the Freedom SL is more versatile (added alpine capability) and it's stiffer and more powerful, but it does weigh more than the cream-of-the-crop AT. It has a Ride Power Block that delivers frictionless motion for efficient climbing and locks in back support for superpower transmission on the downhill. For skiers who need a boot that can charge off the lift in alpine bindings or slip efficiently into the backcountry with Tech (TLT) bindings, the Freedom SL has few equals. And then there's the fit. The Pbax Rnew shell overlaps for gap-less fit. Its Carbon Core technology wraps it around a bomber carbon frame for lightweight and allover stiffness for precision control. The Intuition FR Speed liner boot is molded with the shell for a seamless fit and optimally powerful performance, key in making the distinction between a competent alpine/AT boot and one that kills it. The 101-millimeter anatomic last features Axial Power Control for lateral stiffness and sensitivity. The interchangeable Vibram sole gives you lugged tenacity when hiking over scree or down-climbing into a rocky chute. You'll feel the advantage in an instant and respond with a peaceful mind. After all, you don't want to charge down a finger chute with already-frayed nerves. This is called Freedom.

- Backcountry.com

Take the extremely versatile, ultra-capable Freedom SL Ski Boot from Scarpa to your favorite front- & backcountry lines for unmatched control & comfort. Stiff Carbon Core Technology, huge 27-degree cuff range and infinite adjustability make these boots your best choice for everything from resort riding, to ski mountaineering.

- Mountain Gear

Created with design input from big-mountain ski pioneer Chris Davenport, the Scarpa Freedom SL is the new vanguard in Freeride ski boots. Combining high-performance, touring compatibility, and a category-leading cuff range (27 degrees), Scarpa has created a truly multipurpose all mountain machine. Scarpas proprietary Carbon Core Technology yields a 120 flex index and alpine performance, and is bolstered by a custom Intuition liner for warmth and comfort. Its finished with superior walk ergonomics, all at 3lbs 13oz per boot (size 27). Interchangeable soles that are bolted through the carbon-fiber frame offer compatibility with any ski binding, from alpine to tech bindings, in a design that improves strength and power transfer to the ski, whether youre charging a resorts double black diamonds or tackling big lines in the backcountry. Meet the worlds most versatile ski boot.

- CampSaver.com

The new vanguard of backcountry freeride boots, the Scarpa Freedom SL combines the natural flex that an overlap style boot affords with the range of motion more typical in ultralight tongue style boots. Powerful, comfortable, tech compatible, and light, the Freedom SL is the new standard for a lightweight do-all boot that s compatible with all binding styles.

- Second Ascent