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Scarpa - Ribelle Tech OD Mountaineering Boot

Scarpa Ribelle Tech OD Mountaineering Boot

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$269.98 Original price:$539.95
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Tech Specs

Upper Material:
K-Tech + S-Tech
Waterproofing:
OutDry
Insulation:
Primaloft
Closure:
lace
Last:
ARG
Footbed:
Activ Plus
Midsole:
PU
Crampon Compatibility:
semi-automatic
Claimed Weight:
1lb 3.4oz
Recommended Use:
mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Ribelle Tech OD Mountaineering Boot

There's a fine line between moving light-and-fast and feeling like you're alpine climbing completely barefoot, and the Scarpa Men's Ribelle Tech OD Mountaineering Boot treads that line with a performance inspired by the late-and-great Ueli Steck. Scarpa's new Sock-Fit Plus integrates waterproof, breathable OutDry and warm Primaloft insulation in a seamless, stretchy, superlight gaiter that balances fast-moving performance with absolute weather protection. The external upper is burly, rugged, and surprisingly well-ventilated. Underfoot, the Ribelle features a complex series of Vibram rubber lugs as well as a light, supportive midsole and compatibility for semi-automatic crampons.

  • Hybrid mountaineering boot built for light-and-fast alpinism
  • Scarpa's Sock-Fit Plus with waterproof, breathable OutDry
  • Primaloft insulation ensures warmth even when wet
  • Vibram Mulaz S/Mont sole with semi-automatic crampon compatibility

Worst boot ever

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

Not waterproof or even resistant. AT ALL. Hope you like cold wet feet in 20 minutes. Takes DAYS to dry out. Lace fastener slips, breaks, tiny can’t be used w gloves. No lace locks to prevent slippage without it. Velcro lace cover is lame and negates a gaiter, sock fit thing straps tore off after 3 uses. Insulation makes them tight inside so size up. Let’s see what else is wrong w them.... oh the price. These are useless absolutely useless

Not waterproof at all

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 45.5

What else is there to say? Feet got wet after a 30 minute walk in wet grass. Unacceptable for mountain boots. Also too hot for summer, not warm enough for winter, very limited useage range. They don’t dry out either you’ll need to purchase electric boot dryers unless you like mildew. Oh and no way to connect a gaiter at the laces if you should want something taller than the built in one. First pair of these I got were ripped at the top of the bootie maybe someone else tried them on, so take lots of care pulling them on don’t use the loops to be safe. Overall Pass on these.

A great compromise in weight and ability

  • Size Bought: 43.5

For me, these boots split the difference between heavier mountaineering boots (scarpa mont blanc, salewa condors and ravens, trango cube, etc..., and something that's just a little too light, like the Salomon options.

I got them for PNW summers (some spring and fall as well). I've found that most mountaineering boots are hugely overkiller for glacier walks, slogs, and usual routes that are availible in the Washington (and Oregon) Cascades.

Personally I don't need a beefy boot to crampon, walk, kick steps, french, or even do a little bit of vertical, and these keep my legs and feet happy and help me cover more miles. Speaking of miles, I do sometimes wear them on trail, but they aren't the best with their stiff soles. However they are WAY better than bigger boots.

Speaking of the soles, they are indeed softer than your standard mountaineering boot, knife hard snow and front pointing... you can feel the flex in your feet. Also, since these boots lack a tall cuff, you need to engage your calves a lot more to stay on your toes. This is the compromise you make though, as they are SO light and comfortable. It's all about your use case.

They smear pretty good, plenty of grip, ankle articulation helps with 3rd 4th and 5th class rock. They edge like CHAMPS.

Waterproofness. Pretty dang good! My Salewa Condors are super bomber and these aren't far behind... They also dry out very fast. Oh, and the built in gaiter is AMAZING. NO MORE DORKY GAITERS ON MY FEET OR IN MY PACK. My feet stayed VERY dry on a 5 day high traverse through the Cascades over glaciers, snowfields, in early July. ALL of my partners had wet feet because they didn't bring gaiters (I wouldn't have either).

Ragged Ridge, Bonanza, Ptarmigan Traverse, these boots are perfect. I'd gladly do a number of routes on Forbidden with them, and I'd consider the N. Ridge of Baker (they take crampons, I use snow leopards, well). Standard Volcano routes in good weather, easy...

All and all... A costly piece of really nice gear that makes predicable sacrifices for some amazing returns in lightness, comfort, articulation, feel, and dryness (ankle gaiter).

I have a "Scarpa" Or "Salewa" foot in the standard boots, easy fit on these.

Thank you for a thorough review, Kyle. Keep getting after it out there!!

Scarpa

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ALL SCARPA NON-PLASTIC FOOTWEAR USES EUROPEAN SIZING
*1 EU whole size = 6.6mm = 0.26in
*1 US whole size = 8.4mm = 0.33in
*the 30 EU sizes above cover the same size range as 24 US sizes
more EU sizes provides a better, more precise fit for your intended use

ROCK SHOES: downsize 1/2 to 2 full sizes from street shoe size
*downsizing depends on model, intended use, and personal preference

MOUNTAINEERING: upsize (1/2+ sizes) depending on desired fit
*Scarpa plastic mountaineering boots are based on the UK sizing scale

SKI BOOTS: all Scarpa ski boots are measured in Mondo sizing
*highlighted (or not) sizes share the same shell size; the liners are lasted for each 1/2 size
*some skiers may want to downsize up to 1 full Mondo size, depending upon personal preference
Boot Sole Lengths
Mondo Size22.5 / 23.023.5 / 24.024.5 / 25.025.5 / 26.026.5 / 27.027.5 / 28.028.5 / 29.029.5 / 30.030.5 / 31.0
F1, F1 Race, F1 Carbon 268mm 276mm 285mm 292mm 301mm 310mm 318mm 326mm 334mm
Mondo Size22.5 / 23.023.5 / 24.024.5 / 25.025.5 / 26.026.5 / 27.027.5 / 28.028.5 / 29.029.5 / 30.030.5 / 31.031.5 / 32.0
Maestrale, Gea 271mm 280mm 288mm 297mm 306mm 314mm 322mm 331mm 340mm 348mm
Mondo Size23.5 / 24.024.5 / 25.025.5 / 26.026.5 / 27.027.5 / 28.028.5 / 29.029.5 / 30.0
Alien 262mm 271mm 279mm 287mm 296mm 305mm 313mm
Mondo Size21.5 / 22.022.5 / 23.023.5 / 24.024.5 / 25.025.5 / 26.026.5 / 27.027.5 / 28.028.5 / 29.029.5 / 30.030.5 / 31.0
Freedom 257mm 267mm 277mm 287mm 297mm 307mm 317mm 327mm 337mm 347mm
Mondo Size22.5 / 23.023.5 / 24.024.5 / 25.025.5 / 26.026.5 / 27.027.5 / 28.028.5 / 29.029.5 / 30.030.5 / 31.0
T1 283mm 292mm 300mm 309mm 318mm 327mm 335mm 343mm 351mm
Mondo Size22.5 / 23.023.5 / 24.024.5 / 25.025.5 / 26.026.5 / 27.027.5 / 28.028.5 / 29.029.5 / 30.0
TX Comp 275mm 283mm 291mm 299mm 307mm 316mm 325mm 333mm
Mondo Size21.5 / 22.022.5 / 23.023.5 / 24.024.5 / 25.025.5 / 26.026.5 / 27.027.5 / 28.028.5 / 29.029.5 / 30.030.5 / 31.031.5 / 32.0
T2 Eco, T4 277mm 284mm 291mm 299mm 307mm 315mm 324mm 332mm 341mm 350mm 358mm