User Review: Scarpa Inverno
Materials: Double Plastic Climbing Boots, Cordura Liner
Use: Alpine Climbing, Glacier Travel
Break-in Period: None
Weight: 5 lbs, 8 oz.
Price Paid: $225
Scarpa's Inverno is a classic. They've dialed in a simple, efficient double boot system that just flat works. The cordura liners are the base model and work well for low angle, low altitude approach or glacier travel. The high altitude liners add a lot of warmth, but with the advent of Intution Denali liners...there's no comparison. These liners will lighten your whole system by more than a pound- well worth the investment.
I use the Scarpa Inverno for alpine climbing, glacier travel approach, backcountry skiing (in a pinch) and they hold up well.
As a woman, it can be interesting getting men's gear to fit comfortably: in this case, the right liners are the key. Once you've established the right fit for the plastic shell, get a custom liner dialed in and you're good to go.
For toasty warm (and dry) toes in the coldest climates and gnarliest snow conditions, go with the tried and true Scarpa.