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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.