Scarpa Gea RS

Model Year
2020-2021
Category
Backcountry
Last Width
101
Flex Index
120
Price (MSRP)
$799.00USD
The 2020/2021 Scarpa Gea RS is reviewed in the women's Backcountry category based on tests at Silver Mountain Resort & Mt. Bachelor Resort by the experts at America's Best Bootfitters, powered by Masterfit Media.

The Gist

Testers said the Scarpa Gea RS remains a no-compromise solution for backcountry skiers looking for uphill efficiency and energetic downhill performance without sacrificing a comfortable fit. Our tests confirmed that the cross-membered V-Frame cuff and carbon-infused Grilamid lower shell make for a light and rigid system for sending movements directly to the ski—testers called it light, responsive and fun and said that its touring range of motion and ease of cuff release are second to none.

The Fit

Spacious and perhaps a bit boxier than the Gea RS of old, testers liked the toebox freedom (fits long and wide there) for a little more blood flow and warmth while touring. They mentioned that the ankle pockets were a little aggressive prior to thermo-forming the Intuition Cross Fit Pro Flex Performance women's specific liner (which they liked for its light weight and high moldability). Testers also said that the feel on the shin was pretty firm before molding but that it improved substantially.

Performance

One tester said: "Dominates the ski from tip to tail!" Another called it a solid touring boot with great dynamic balance. Uphill tests yielded similarly positive commentary regarding ease of use of the metal-to-metal hike mode mechanism and long-travel, friction-free touring range of motion. For good skiing women who want as easy an up as possible but don't want to back off on aggressive skiing, the Gea RS should be on their short list.

Cool Features

The Wave Closure System was a little tricky to figure out on initial trials, but the wire loop and pulley arrangement on the lower buckle functions well at feather weight. Testers like the minimalist power strap with its integrated finger pull loop. They also like the hot pink buckles.

Gender 
Women's
Sizes (MP) 
22.5-27
Hike Mode 
Yes
Construction 
Cabrio/3-PC
Boot width profile 
Medium
Also in this Collection 
Gea (100-flex)
Cantology Compatible 
No
Shell/Cuff/Tongue 
carbon Grilamid LFT/Grilamid/Pebax
Tech Compatible 
Yes

This boot available at...

Stowe, VT
Taos Ski Valley, NM
Long Lake, MN
Ludlow, VT
Warren, VT
Telluride, CO

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