Scarpa ZG 40 GTX

3 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   0
3-star:   1
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



I recently made the trek on the Kokoda Trail in Papua…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $160 AUD


I recently made the trek on the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea, 8 solid days in these shoes and they were faultless. Great breathability important in these conditions, but at the same time very well waterproofed, good grip in very slippery conditions, and good support for both uphill and downhill climbs.
I would recommend this boot for basic trekking on flat ground right through to serious terrain, wet or dry, but best suited to warmer climates. It would not be ideal for long snow treks.


  • Support
  • Grip
  • Breathability
  • Waterproof


  • not suited for really cold conditions

This shoe was a great fit for my foot all round which made it an easy choice. I wasn't sure if it was the right shoe for my purpose (trekking the Kokoda track), however I wanted something durable and supportive but most importantly 'light' and this model fit the bill!

Lacing system is great and strong and provides plenty of ankle support if tightened correctly. Good cushioning in the heel and arch, and considering the terrain I was in it kept my feet amazingly dry, gaters did help to ensure this. It allowed my feet to breath amazingly well which again was really important in the hot humid environment I was in.

It's a nice basic boot that did its job for me and they are still in great condition over 1 year later, still wearing them on basic and tougher walks, and on occasion under jeans for suburban travel as they are comfortable and warm, especially nice in winter.


Excellent boot. Used it on a 4 day, 42-mile hike in…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Materials: Gore-tex
Use: Rough trails with heavy packs, day hikes
Break-in Period: 1 short hike
Weight: 1 lb
Price Paid: $89

Excellent boot. Used it on a 4 day, 42-mile hike in Patagonia and practically lived in the boot. I was carrying a 40-lb pack for most of the hike. It performed extremely well over boulders, flat trails, through streams and in uphill/downhill terrain.

After sorting through many different options for this hike, I finally landed on the Scarpa. I found other boots (Montrail, Ecco, Lowa, Vasque) to be uncomfortable in the store, particularly where the water-protective lip met the boot tongue. These Scarpas fit like a glove from the store and it was an easy decision.

By the end of the hike, the wet-proofing was beginning to wear-off already around the suede areas. But the Gore-tex kept the water from seeping through and I stayed dry. My friend had new Montrails which suffered a similar predicament, if not slightly worse.

Tons of tread left on this shoe and I plan to use it for the occasional day-hike (very light!) into the mountains.


Overall, an excellent boot. Just be sure to wear thick…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Materials: leather and goretex
Use: rough trails, backpacking, light winter walks.
Break-in Period: no break in period what soever
Weight: 1130 g
Price Paid: $120

Overall, an excellent boot. Just be sure to wear thick wool hiking socks, otherwise a hotspot may begin to appear just above your achilles tendon. At least that's what happened in my case anyway.

Supreme comfort in all conditions. Mud, boulders, sand, steep inclines and declines, etc. all were handled well by the zg 40 gtx.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

On Sale. Free Shipping. Scarpa Men's ZG 40 GTX Boot (Fall 2007) The ZG 40 Boot by Scarpa is designed to offer a lighter and softer alternative to the ZG 10. A three-season boot in nature, the ZG 40 is ideal for day-trips, intensive trail, hiking and light winter walking. Features: Weight: Men's - 1350 grams; Women's - 1130 grams Fabric: Upper - Crosta HS12; Lining: Cambrelle ; Midsole - Comfort-Flex; Sole - Vibram ; Hi-Trail Durable suede uppers Incredible fit Right-out-of-the-box comfort Mid-duty for trails and fastpackingScarpa Product WarrantySCARPA products are covered by a 1 year limited warranty from the original date of purchase. This warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship. Damage that is due to normal use and wear, abuse or accidents is not covered by this warranty. Products that have been resoled or otherwise modified are excluded from this warranty. Fit is not covered by this warranty. Except as otherwise specified above. SCARPA MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE DESIGN CONDITION OR QUALITY OF MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP TO THE PURCHASER OF THE GOODS PURCHASED HEREBY OR ANY OTHER PERSON WHATSOEVER.SCARPA North America, Inc. reserves the right to make all warranty determinations which may include but are not limited to repair, replacement or credit for the product. If it is determined that there is no warranty issue with the returned product, the product will be returned to the dealer with a note of explanation.We ask that dealers are our first line of service in the warranty evaluation process, and prefer that all consumer warranty returns be handled through an authorized SCARPA dealer.

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

CLOSEOUTS . Scarpa's ZG40 Gore-Tex(R) hiking boots demonstrate that a lightweight hiker can still perform like a heavyweight. Waterproof breathable Gore-Tex(R) inserts Molded comfort flex midsoles Keep feet dry and comfortable Removable cushioned insole with arch support Padded collar Lugged Vibram(R) sole Crosta leather uppers Height: 5- ” Weight: 3 lb. pr. Manufactured by Scarpa of Italy CLOSEOUTS . Romania. Size (med) Euro (US): 38 (6) 38.5 (6- ) 39 (6- to 7) 39.5 (7 to 7- ) 40 (7- ) 40.5 (8) 41 (8- ) 41.5 (9) 42 (9 to 9- ) 42.5 (9- ) 43 (10) 43.5 (10- ) 44 (10- to 11) 44.5 (11 to 11- ) 45 (11- ) 45.5 (12) 46 (12 to 12- ) 46.5 (12- to 13) 47 (13 to 13- )

- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version

You've been on the trail for three days. Your pack is heavy and the terrain is steep and strenuous, but your feet are comfortable in the Scarpa Men's ZG 40 GTX Hiking Boots. Their Gore-Tex XCR liners kept your feet dry while it rained hard on day two, and the Hi-Trail soles provided excellent traction in the mud that resulted. You splash through puddles, pick your way through boulder fields, and cover mile after mile of rough terrain each day, but your feet are unfazed thanks to the comfort and support of the Scarpa ZG 40 GTX Hiking Boots.

- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version

Scarpa ZG 40 GTX


The ZG 40 GTX has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$50.56 - $169.95

The Scarpa ZG 40 GTX is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen October 27, 2009 at US Outdoor Store.

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