The Scarpa Rebel Lite GTX is a versatile mountaineering boot build on the new NAG last which has been developed in conjunction with Ueli Steck.
The tongue, cuff and flex point of the boot are made from a single piece of Schoeller stretch fabric which gives the Rebel Lites a glove like fit as well as a great deal of ankle flexibility. The NAG last focuses power through the toe of the boot for climbing ability, whilst still being comfortable enough to walk in all day.
The TPU crampon ledge on the heel allows the use of a new matic style binding (the Rebel Lite does stretch the definition of a B2 boot classification given the boots apparent softness, however it has been extensively tested by guides in the Dolomites and by Brian hall in a New Zealand winter). The use of a flex bar on a pair of Grivel Air Tech new matic for example makes a great combination, or use a classic C1 rated crampon such as the Grivel G10 New Classic.
The Rebel Lite obviously fulfils a similar role to the Scarpa Charmoz Pro; we would say this boot is slightly better suited to summer alpine rock and Via Ferrata, being sligthtly lighter and more flexible, where as the Charmoz is the better choice for those looking for a more winter walking/ mountaineering based boot.
|Weight||1280g (pair of 42)|
|Upper||Leather and Synthetic (Lorica, Schoeller, Nylon)|
|Lining||Gore-tex performance footwear|
|Midsole||Three layer PU|
|Single or Double Layer Boot||Single|
|Approximate Use||Summer Walking / Trekking, Winter Walking / Scrambling (B0 - B2)|
|Crampon Compatibility||B1, B2|
Shoe Size Comparison Table
NB: The UK size is used as the primary reference point in this table, other sizes are included at the point where they sync up with the British system.