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Returning with a redesign that makes them lighter and improves overall touring function, the women's Gea 1.0 boots are solid all-around randonee boots for long-distance tours and aggressive descents.
Meet the standard for lightweight alpine touring boots: the original, award-winning Scarpa Gea, the lightest women's four-buckle AT boot on the market. With the Gea, SCARPA proves that a boot weighing 3lbs (women's 25) doesn't have to come at the expense of power. These boots offer stiffness and uncompromising performance on par with many four-buckle AT boots that weigh significantly more across the board.
- Mountain Gear
Scarpa's Gea 1. 0 Women's Alpine Touring Boot has been the most popular ladies' AT boot on the market for years, but this year's version has been tweaked to ski better, weigh less, and be more comfortable than ever before. At just three pounds, it's the lightest all-around AT boot in Scarpa's line, but with plenty of downhill performance to fulfill your need for speed and hunger for all things steep and deep. It has a comfortable 101mm last that won't crush your foot, and a heat-moldable Intuition Pro Flex G Women's liner to give you the perfect fit, so you won't want to amputate both your feet at the end of an all-day tour. This year Scarpa's also introduced the new Mirage Pro ski/walk mechanism, which maintains the Gea's 39 range of cuff motion but adds considerable downhill performance through the addition of two locking pins and the stiffer Evo V-Frame cuff. The Gea's shell is made of eco-friendly Pebax Rnew, and the Axial Alpine tongue, which attaches at the toe and pivots to the side for easy on and off, is made of stiff Pebax to help give the boot a smooth, progressive 100 flex. The tongue design also helps the boot buckle more smoothly along the forefoot, letting you dial in the perfect volume for a comfortable pinch- and slop-free fit. Scarpa's beefed up the power strap and given it a glove-friendly cut-out for easy tightening, and hooked the Gea up with magnesium buckles, a wiregate Tour-Lock clasp to keep your top buckle in place even when it's not locked down, and a super-grippy Vibram Cayman sole to make short work of rocks, icy traverse, and exposed ridge walks.
Climb up, ski down, repeat until exhausted. With the Scarpa Gea (pronounced 'shjay-ah') women AT skiers just might do more of the former, and stave-off the latter. The Gea is a phenomenal blend of lightweight touring prowess and downhill power. -- Fall 2013 model-- Winner of many awards, the Gea remains the go-to favorite for backcountry ladies and female ski mountaineers-- 40 degrees of incredible range of motion offers comfortable and efficient touring-- Alpine Axial Tongues open laterally via hinges on the side of the boot- fight no more with your boots before early morning ascents!-- Four lightweight adjustable Magnesium Mirage buckles control volume while elastic power strap offers power transfer-- Vibram(R) Mistral sole ensures sure-footing on rime covered rocks and icy parking lots alike-- Wiregate Tour-lock buckle clasp keeps the upper buckle in place for quick uphill/downhill transitions-- Dynafit patented Quick-step tech fittings, and fitting Indicator, make Dynafit, Onyx or La Sportiva bindings a snap-- Women's specific Intuition Pro Flex G WMN liner is warm and fits well out of the box; can be professionally heat molded for a custom fit-- Shells are vegetable-based Pebax(R) Renew recyclable material-- Forefoot Last Width: 101mm