What Is it?!
At a first glance, the Scarpa Alien 3.0 Alpine Touring Boot definitely looks like it's not from this planet, but then again, that's probably what recreational skiers think about you when you lap them three times in a row on the skintrack at extraterrestrial speeds. Designed for speed-obsessed ski mountaineers and randonnee racers, this boot puts a premium on weight and uphill performance in every aspect of its design, from the carbon cuff and shell to the vibration-absorbing Pebax tongue to the ultralight Dyneema string closure. Weighing in at a touch more than a pound a piece, these kicks are lighter than some trail running shoes.
With the flick of the featherweight, strong A-light lever, you lock and release the cuff and shell in a single movement for a whopping 71-degree range of motion and lightning-fast transitions. Pressure points, hot spots, and boot-tinkering are the fastest ways to bring an otherwise efficient tour to a screeching, painful halt, so the micro-adjustable BOA closure system gets your custom fit dialed from the get-go and never loosens with time. A mountaineering-specific last and special Intuition Race 3.0 liner bootie blend comfort, performance, and function, while the addition of a convenient pull tab, soft foam instep, and high-density foam upper and toe box ensure your foot remains comfortable during long ascents.
Quick Step-In tech fittings speed up and smooth out the boot attachment process, but your objectives likely won't be summited with skis and skins alone. Hence, Scarpa teamed up with Vibram to create the UFO 3.0 sole to cater to the usage standards of the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF). On the descent, the ergonomically designed carbon components crank the torsional rigidity of the boot all the way up for the demands of navigating technical terrain.
- The ultimate boot for ski mountaineers and rando racers
- 3D core reinforced honeycomb carbon fiber shell and cuff
- Mono-injected Pebax tongue for smooth transition of force
- Mountaineering-specific 99mm last for uphill performance
- Vibram UFO 3.0 sole built to satisfy ASMF standards
- 71-degree cuff rotation accessed by A-light lever system
- Intuition Race 3.0 liner bootie with pull tab and HD foam
- Dyneema and BOA closure systems dramatically reduce weight