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Scarpa Ranger GTX

£110.00

LFTO rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 4

These three-season boots from Scarpa are very comfortable right from the word go. They fit well, with a good amount of room in the toe, a comfortable heel and a soft, supportive ankle cuff. The streamlined, classic design is a pleasure and the luxurious leather upper is instantly eye-catching. The Rangers perform exceptionally well over all types of terrain, especially rock. The lacing system ensures a good fit, and they also provide a comfortable amount of support while feeling light and flexible. They are waterproof, and the padded lining provides just the right amount of comfort without making them too hot.

Verdict: The Rangers have a lovely simple-looking design that is perfectly suited to UK hill walking. They’re comfortable straight from the box, and will probably suit most foot shapes. A fair price for what they offer.

Colours: TD Moro

Sizes: 3 1/2-8 (UK), 36-42 (Euro’)

Upper: Crosat HS 12 leather

Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex

Sole: Vibram Kalden

Weight: 1,250g

Men’s version: Yes

Contact: 0191 296 0212; www.mountainboot.co.uk

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  • Scarpa Ranger GTX

    David Williams

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    UK_England

    User's Overall Rating rating is 4

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    Performancerating is 4
    Build qualityrating is 4
    Value for moneyrating is 4

    After going through several pairs of other boots over the years (which have served me well)I thought I'd try a pair of Scarpa Rangers after hearing so many users rave about them. These are the comfiest, best fitting boots I've owned and I love them. Comfortable straight from the box, no rubbing, no blisters or breaking in. I found that whilst they're superb for general walking (which is what they're designed and marketed for) and they'll cope with almost anything underfoot, they're not ideal for prolonged use on excessively jagged/uneven rocky terrain. The sole is fairly flexible and you will feel the uneven rocky surface underfoot. To give you an example, I've climbed Tryfan in them with no problem but the uneven nature of Striding Edge made me wish I put on a pair of boots with a stiffer sole (SL's for instance) for more support. That said, I have no hesitation in buying another pair.

    (Written by: Wilko)

    27 December 2007 15:29

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