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Scarpa Nangpa-La XCR

rated 2.00 of 5 stars
photo: Scarpa Nangpa-La XCR hiking boot


Price MSRP: $189.00
Historic Range: $139.95-$189.00
Reviewers Paid: $150.00
Price MSRP: $189.00
Historic Range: $139.95-$189.00


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

Boot is solid and can take a beating. I scramble rather than hike, and I have a heavy build. Inside, the boot can be a bit more comfortable. It's a bit hard, but still comfortable. It is a bit narrow fit but also on the smaller side, so expect to take a full size bigger.


  • Light
  • Solid build
  • Not easy to break in
  • Good traction and grip
  • Firm chassis
  • Toe protection very good
  • Waterproof
  • Grips like a 4x4 in the dry


  • Top eyelids flimsy
  • Narrow fit
  • Lace too thin
  • No side eyelids to tighten at a low point
  • No back loops
  • Flap causes chaffing
  • Cheap hard insole.
  • Rubbish of a grip on wet rocks.

Shoes is too narrow. Feels uncomfortable inside compared with La Sportiva and North Face. Very good scrambling in the dry. Avoid wearing them in wet on wet rocks. Rubbish in the wet. 

Once again, the shoe is narrow in the toe box and upper front. It will cripple you if you have wide feet. 

Build is fantastic. This shoe will last long!

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: 160 e


Welcome to Trailspace, John.

6 years ago
John De Camino

Thanks Alicia

6 years ago

One of the worst shoes I have ever bought.

Shoes are well fit but it is poor in production quality.

First of this boot I bought was found the Gore-Tex layer did not able of protect me from rain after wearing it for 6 months! (I wear it twice per month and not a massive hiker, maybe less than 10km per trip.)

I took it to the shop I purchased and replaced a new pair with different color. Problem appear after 9 months of use. The sole started to detach from the shoe... The glue is last durable at all!

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150

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