Who should buy the Scarpa Ribelle HD

The Ribelle HD is yet another incredible Scarpa piece, thanks to its collection of mountaineering-worthy pros. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a shoe built with a combination of enhanced mobility and mountain-specific protection in mind.
  • Prefer a shoe that keeps moisture at bay.
  • Prefer a shoe that has a shock-absorbing capability and makes ground impact safe by bolstering the boot’s shock-absorbing capability.

Scarpa Ribelle HD Logo

Excellent traction and grip

The Scarpa Ribelle HD comes engineered with a Vibram outsole called Precision Tech Roll for traction. It is based on the Mont compound, which promises to produce and maintain grip even in extremely biting conditions. 

Scarpa Ribelle HD Outsole

Aggressive heel brake

Its designers furnished it with grooved lugs to give mountaineers more latching power on loose surfaces. They also gave it an aggressive heel brake for extra slip resistance on descents.

Scarpa Ribelle HD Outsole 1.0

Comfortable cushioning

Cushioning and stability are provisions sourced from the Ribelle HD’s dual-density midsole. It is made with a combination of polyurethane (PU) and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). Scarpa engineers gave it a stout heel zone for shock mitigation. They also topped it with a cushy footbed called Activ Plus for additional comfort and support underfoot.

Scarpa Ribelle HD Midsole

Heavy-duty synthetic heel pull loop

What shields the foot in the Scarpa Ribelle HD is a high-top shell made with a combination of high-grade 2.6-mm thick suede leather from Perwanger and Microtech fabric. Both its tongue and collar are lined with plush padding for added comfort. Access to and from its comfy interior is made relatively easy with the boot’s heavy-duty synthetic heel pull loop.

Scarpa Ribelle HD Pull loop

Excellent climbing traction and abrasion protection

Its lower region is fully randed to grant the wearer climbing traction and abrasion protection. Within its confines is an HDry laminate, which prevents virtually all sorts of wetness from getting inside the boot.

Scarpa Ribelle HD Upper

Waterproof and breathable

This waterproof membrane also makes the footgear’s interior sufficiently breathable. The Ribelle HD’s eyelets are a combination of plated eyelets, closed loops, and open hooks. Their utility is made complete with a long-wearing synthetic lace set through them.

Scarpa Ribelle HD Upper 1.0

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 690g / Women 580g
Use: Mountaineering
Cut: High cut
Features: Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal / Narrow, Normal

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.