User Review: Scarpa Inverno
Use: snow and/or ice with heavy pack
Break-in Period: forever (plastic boots don't brweak in)
Weight: approx. 5 lbs
Price Paid: $330
I tried several plastic boots, and these were the only ones that fit comfortably. I wore them about 10 times on day trips this past winter, carrying as much as 35 - 40 lbs. My feet stayed warm, dry and comforable.
These boots have a gasketed tongue rather than the bellows version found on many plastic and leather boots. I assume that those plastic bellows will someday fail, but the gasket looks bombproof, and keeps out water as well as anything else (I recently found myself ankle deep in a stream, but my feet stayed dry).
These are very good boots, but fit is critical; don't buy them if they don't fit in the store.