Scarpa Charmoz Pro GTX
The Charmoz Pro GTX has been discontinued. It was replaced by the Scarpa Charmoz HD.
This is a lightweight, sturdy, boot designed for 3-season mountaineering, but equally at home on a rocky, root filled hiking trail in all but the coldest weather. If you like to get off the beaten path, this is one boot to take you there.
- Very comfortable
- Good tread
- Not very breathable
- Somewhat narrow in the toe-box
I bought these boots after realizing my heavy Scarpa backpacking boots just were not providing the traction I needed when scrambling up rocks. From the moment I tried them on I knew I had found a good boot. The heel cup feels solid and secure. The ankle support is excellent.
I wore them around the house for a few days before taking them out on (and off) the trail and they were worth the price. No blisters, no tired dogs, no wet feet, excellent traction on rocks wet and dry: better than any boots I have owned previously. There was no break-in needed and no pressure points developed.
I did add an insole prior to wearing them, but I do this with all my boots. I have had these boots a few months now and have well over a hundred miles on them in rain and snow, on good trails and ice-covered peaks, and I still think they are the best boots I have owned.
Only complaint is that, like any waterproofed product, breathability is not very good. I guess you cannot have everything.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $229
Lightweight boots for spring to early fall mountaineering and hunting boots.
- Solid construction
- Great ankle support with 80# pack
- Not breathable enough
I hunt sheep and goat in Alaska in steep mountain terrain. I have other boots for my late hunts (October to December) which are very stiff and not made to walk flatter terrain. I bought these for my spring and summer hunts and scouting where there is a lot of rolling hills and lower level mountain terrain. They also give me solid ankle support, packing out 80 pounds for several miles.
Because they are non-insulated, in the spring and early fall they kept my feet warm with a pair of midweight to heavy Merino socks. In the summer, with really light Merino socks, it kept my feet from getting too hot. The Gore-Tex liner kept my feet dry from any showers Mother Nature sent my way!
I highly recommend these boots to anyone needing lightweight hunting or mountaineering boots!
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
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