Who should buy the Scarpa Zodiac Tech GTX
If you’re a mountain enthusiast, a climber, walker, or backpacker, the Scarpa Zodiac Tech GTX is a great all-around summer mountain boot that will meet your needs during your treks. It's a solid option if you want:
- a stiff yet superbly light boot, comfortable enough for longer trails
- summer alpine boots that don't restrict movement and provide enough flexibility
- a pair of versatile boots that can take semi-auto crampons for rock climbing
Vibram's sure-grip outsole
The Zodiac Tech GTX from Scarpa is equipped with Vibram Mulaz outsole. Its lugs and treads are strategically positioned for mountaineering performance. It features areas responsible for thrusting, braking, and gripping.
Its self-cleaning grooves promote traction by preventing mud and dirt from lodging into the sole.
Shock absorbent and durable midsole
With a combination of PU and EVA foams, the Zodiac Tech GTX is able to provide more precision and shock absorption. Polyurethane foams are known to be lightweight and adaptive to warm and cold temperatures. EVA is known for its abrasion resistance and flexibility.
Extra softness and flexibility
The Pro Fiber 20 insole combines polypropylene and fiberglass, enabling the boot to maintain a desirable level of flex and cushioning. The felt coatings render warmth and are able to absorb moisture.
Crampon compatibility in the Scarpa Zodiac Tech GTX
The combination of the midsole and the outsole is known as the Vibram Pentax Precision II XT. This unit has a TPU crampon insert that permits it to work with crampons. It aims to provide cushioning and support to the user.
The ACTIV Impact technology is infused in this component to enhance shock absorption and absorb negative impacts.
Water-repellent suede upper
The Scarpa Zodiac Tech GTX upper is made from breathable 1.8 mm suede Perwanger leather. It is known to be hydrophobic, scratch-resistant, and durable. The upper is made secure by the extended rubber rand. It wraps the boot and serves as protection against screes and other debris.
Breathable Gore-Tex lining
Lining the Zodiac Tech GTX is the Gore-Tex Performance Comfort. It adds to the breathability and durability of this mountaineering boot. It also takes care of the waterproofing and provides adequate insulation for colder climates. It allows users to use the pair in a broader range of outdoor activities.
Comfortable ankle collar
The Ankle Padding System of this boot uses memory foam that conforms to the shape of the foot. This foam is able to recover its original shape after every use, thus improving the comfort and adaptability of the boots’ upper.
It works in conjunction with the Autofit Collar that also helps reduce stress on the ankles thru its ergonomic design.
- Zodiac Tech GTX is compatible with automatic and strap-on crampons.