User Review: Scarpa Inverno
Use: Snow fields, glaciers, crampons, heavy pack
Break-in Period: None, fit like sneakers in the store
Weight: 5.5 lbs
Price Paid: $329
After trying the Asolo (both home and on the mountain) I bought the Scarpa Inverno instead. These boots are heavy (like all plastic boots) but if you get a good fit, these are the "sneakers" of serious mountaneering boots. Had a chance to try them out hard on Mount Rainier in both blistering sun and cold wet slush. These boots do the job, but a price that were much higher than I did intend to spend. However, boots are probably the most important piece of gear and nothing can ruin a trip as much as a pair of illfitting/leaking boots. My vote is for the Scarpas if you can afford them and need a "serious" boot.