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SCARPA Alien 1.1

Brand: SCARPA
Model: Alien 1.0
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Availability: Fall - Notify Me
Price: $1399.95

A fixture at the head of any skimo race, the original Alien 1.0 established a new performance-to-weight benchmark. It’s difficult to imagine improving on a winner like this, but no one is arguing the reformulation doesn’t do just that. We’re calling it the Alien 1.1 (SCARPA still calls it “1.0”, but hey, that’s confusing. Maybe the Alien 1.0 v2?).

Keeping the full-carbon cuff, single throw ski/walk mechanism, and BOA instep closure that gave the 1.0 its racing and adventure successes, SCARPA smartly didn’t change what wasn’t broken. Instead, they’ve taken the minor areas of weakness and turned them into strengths, which is sure to continue this boot’s legacy performance. The lower is now made of Carbon Grilamid LFT material (from the Alien RS) which brings new levels of stiffness and support at a low mass. The BOA closure system remains over the instep but is now internal, providing a closer fitting and more secure closure over the foot. A pain point of the original 1.0 was the difficult-to-enter sock-style liner; SCARPA has replaced it with a new Cross-fit Intuition BT liner featuring a full-length tongue that provides additional support and comfort. Some folks will be most excited by the new integrated gaiter which increases the weather resistance and decreases instances of soaked feet. The SCARPA Alien 1.1 is an even better ski boot than the original, at a better price to boot (yay, puns).

  • Carbon Grilamid LFT shell increases stiffness and responsiveness.
  • Integrated gaiter keeps your feet dry and warm, a novelty!
  • Vibram UFO sole provides lasting traction on ridges and boot packs.
  • Internal BOA system provides better foot hold for precise edging.
  • Proven Alien ski/walk lever is still the quickest way to transition.
Specifications
Weight
-> ounces
700g [27]
Weight (pair) 1400g [27]
Buckles Rope plus BOA, single throw latch
Boot Sole Length
Binding Compatibility Tech only
Cuff Rotation 58°
Forward Lean(s) 9°, 13°
Design
Materials Carbon-reinforced Grilamid lower, carbon cuff
Liner Intuition Cross Fit BT
Sole Vibram UFO
Skimo Co Says
Usage Skimo racing, training
Notes Integrated gaiter means less wet-feet.
Bottom Line Next level Alien!

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