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Features of the Scarpa Alien RS Boot 3D Lambda Torsion Frame increases lateral stability and downhill Performance BoaA(R) System for fast and secure Fit Carbon GrilamidA(R) Shell and Cuff delivers incredible power to weight ratio Crampon Compatible Gaiter system is waterproof, zippered and provides total Snow protection Speed lock ski walk mechanism is strong, precise and easy to use

- Moosejaw

Whether you're in it to win it or busting out big days in the alpine, Scarpa's new Alien RS Alpine Touring Boot blends the speed and efficiency you'd want out of a race boot with a broader backcountry application. The carbon-infused Grilamid shell is ultralight, yet incredibly tough, and features a heat-moldable Intuition liner, because you better have your fit dialed when you're shattering records or crushing multiple peaks in a day. Unlike most featherlight race boots, the Alien RS still holds its own on the downhill. That's not to say that these are the kicks you want when you're surfing spines or charging through the steep and deep, but thanks to the 3D Lambda Torsion Frame that delivers solid boot-to-ski power transmission, you'll feel stable and confident enough to rip that gnarly coulie you just sprinted up. The 72-degree range of motion in walk mode lets you fly up the skinner like someone lit a fire under your ass, and the Boa closure system offers a snug and secure fit. The zippered, waterproof gaiter seals out snow while you're setting a bootpack through cruddy slush, and Vibram soles give you the traction you need to keep a cool head while you're traversing icy ridges or scrambling over scree fields.

- Backcountry.com

When your idea of a fun day of ski touring involves big vertical and sketchy technical descents, the wish list always includes a sub-1000 gram boot that actually skis well. That combination has been largely missing in action until now, but the new Scarpa Alien RS Alpine Touring Ski Boots may actually change - or blow - your mind. By keeping the design intent of the Alien 1.0 but replacing the carbon cuff with one of Grilamid(R) LFT (Grilamid(R) reinforced with long fiber carbon strands) Scarpa has kept the weight of the Alien RS down to 890 grams in the 26.5/27 shell size, and maintained an admirable level of downhill performance. The Speed Cam Lock walk mode lever fastens the cuff when it goes into ski mode, so transitions are that much quicker and smoother. The Intuition Cross Fit Tour liner is light enough for big days but adds a level of comfort that rando race boots never seem to achieve. Don't look now, but the Holy Grail of touring boots may be within your grasp.

- evo

For advanced active ski tourers who want excellent performance in any situation. Ice, rock or snow, the Scarpa Alien RS Ski Boot represents the perfect balance between lightness and reliability, between walking and skiing. A versatile and comfortable boot for mountainG??s professionals, advanced ski mountaineers and also for skimo racersG?? training. Alien RS fits perfectly with light skis (max 85mm width) and it is compatible with TLT bindings.

- Mountain Gear

Scarpa Alpine Touring Boots Alien RS Alpine Touring Boot Carbon Black 26 12168/5001Cblk260.

- CampSaver.com

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