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Scarpa SL Active

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
photo: Scarpa SL Active backpacking boot


Price Current Retail: $220.00-$299.00
Historic Range: $169.97-$324.95
Reviewers Paid: $250.00


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

A solid boot for the mountains, marshes, and mayhem.


  • Indestructible outside
  • Solid sole
  • Little break in
  • Decent ankle support


  • Soles very slippery on ice
  • A bit heavy
  • Heal pocket formed very early
  • Expensive

As a hiking guide in Banff National Park I needed a boot that was comfy, had good ankle support, and was virtually indestructible. If you waterproof these boots properly they will become just that.

I just wish I could say that about the insides, but then again they would not have been as comfy. So after 5 years I replaced these boots with the exact same boot. Don't ever stop making them.

Revised Review 9/17: It lost a full star because a heel pocket started to form after six days and I had to put Gorilla Tape on the inside to keep it from getting larger.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $250


Thanks for the update, Paul. Too bad about the wear issue.

3 years ago

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