Scarpa Men's SL Active
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Scarpa Men's SL Active

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Only briefly tested, but holding up nicely Bought these boots as I was looking for a GOOD quality durable boot. The features that drew me in were the thick leather uppers, the rubber protective ring, the vibram sole, the high ankle and the good quality. There is no waterproof system inside these boots, which have failed me in the past. There is just the leather barrier. I have only tested these over 4-5 hiking days but so far so good. The lacing system is nice with the rotating wheel inside the lacing fixings. I walked through two or three streams and my feet were bone dry. This weekend a torrential downpour occurred for most of my hike. My feet did get wet but I think this was from the top (sock) down. I will need to instigate this next time out. These boots are expensive but I would rather pay extra for well made sturdy boots then waste money on a cheaper alternative. Happy so far. 14 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by expensive but worth it! Just taken the new boots for a try-out in the Lakes. Excellent comfort and grip giving real confidence on tricky bits and helping sustain the stamina. So waterproof that paddling is an easy option for stream crossing. Why this boot? It's the successor design to the last two pairs I have had; the last pair I gave up when the soles were so worn that grip became an issue. I like the stiffness of the sole and the firmness of the uppers both because they help on steep slopes, and they are wonderful for the arthritis in my feet (because the foot scarcely has to bend). I also like the ankle support - it has saved many a twist. The new design is wider than before making it easier to get the boot on and off, but in the same size boot I need an additional thin sock and the extra width lacks elegance! Perhaps one (continental) size down would have been worth a try. All perfect? No - they use Vibram for the sole (doesn't everybody?) - desperate on polished wet limestone. 18 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Boot! Needed/wanted a B1 rated boot and after looking at several I went for these. High pricetag but the quality is phenominal. Took them out on a full day around striding edge and helvellyn on the first outing and they were comfortable from the off, stiff but still responsive. One piece leather design is great and the lace system works a treat. Can't recomment these enogh, treat yourself! Oh and I pricematched with go outdoors which the store was more than happy to do. 05 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Extremely comfortable and supportive. Haven't taken them off yet. Very durable and good performance. Extremely comfortable and supportive. Haven't taken them off yet. Very durable and good performance. 08 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by A remarkable product I had a lot of trouble finding a pair of walking boots for my trip to Bhutan but the team in the Covent Garden store went to all lengths to find the right pair. Despite being concerned about the possible pressure points in the toe area due to the unusual dimensions of my feet, the boots are nothing short of remarkable! To see them you might be worried they are very heavy to walk in, but to break them I ran one thousand metres in the gym without any trouble and then took them up to the Tiger's Nest monastery for the first proper trail. 21 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very good robust mountain walking boot Very well made and robust mountain walking boot. Very good insulation to keep feet warm when winter walking and snow shoeing. Best suited to rugged terrain: I found on long flat-ish walks in to the mountain the stiffness in the boot is a little uncomfortable but they are still fairly new; I am sure this will ease off with more wearing in. 22 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scarpa Men's SL Active one tough boot! I bought these to replace my old faithful Berghaus GR 20 boots. They are a great fit, very comfy and have a well supported ankle and foot bed. I plan to be wearing them on my fossil collecting trips so they will have to survive in some tough rocks, acidic mud ect. They did need a little bit of breaking in but I never felt that my feet where in any danger of injury. I think they will serve me well! 22 April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by a solid last a lifetime boot. I got these about a month ago now and have been slowly breaking them in. (with any strong leather boot you can expect a bit of breaking in) So far they are proving to be a great fitting boot for the guy with wider feet without sacrificing on heel retention. 24 June 2012
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The Scarpa Men's SL Activ is an award-winning boot that has been an icon within the Scarpa range for many years. The definitive 3-4 season hill walking boot, it performs well on rugged terrain throughout the year.
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Price: £245.00

  • Colour: Brown
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The Scarpa Men's SL Activ is an award-winning boot that has been an icon within the Scarpa range for many years. The definitive 3-4 season hill walking boot, it performs well on rugged terrain throughout the year.


  • Sherpa leather upper
  • Cocona lining
  • Activ Hard insole
  • Vibram? Biometric sole unit
  • BD last
  • Heel Tension System
  • Ankle Padding System
  • Autofit Collar
  • V-Flex System
  • Speed Lacing System
  • Activ Fit technology
  • Crampon rating B-1
  • WEIGHT: 1720g (size 42)


Sherpa leather:A 2.7 mm to 2.9 mm tanned leather. The extra thickness and durability of this leather is perfectly suited to stronger hill and mountain walking boots, where extra support and resistance to scuffing is important. Sherpa leather is treated with the HS12 tanning process, which is durable and resistant to scuffing and stops the leather from wetting out so easily.
Cocona lining:By using activated carbon made from coconut shells, it utilizes natural technology to provide protection from UV light and odours, while still providing accelerated moisture management and fast drying times.
Vibram? Biometric sole unit:Lightweight yet extremely sturdy sole anatomically designed for increased comfort.
BD Last:A modern last that provides exceptional foot-hold and has enough volume to allow for modern levels of cushioning to be incorporated within the boot for greater instant comfort and all day performance.
Heel Tension System:An innovative system applied to the heel area of the upper that offers great stability and adaptability to the severe stress derived from steep routes.
Ankle Padding System:Made of a special "MEMORY FOAM" padding, this system improves the self-moulding properties of the rear part of the upper. This technical solution is very light and breathable, and keeps its dynamic memory in terms of last and thickness so it recovers its original shape after every use.
Autofit Collar:The ergonomic design and special padding of the collar ensures the maximum adaptability and comfort of the upper, and helps reduce the impact stress on the Achilles and malleous area for great performance and comfort on any terrain.
V-Flex System:The ergonomic design of the upper ankle flex area allows a wider and more natural movement of the foot, so that the upper can adapt itself to the movement of the foot, even when walking on steep routes with heavy packs. The upper, in synergy with the lacing system, wraps the foot in an optimal way, offering the maximum comfort and support.
Speed Lacing System:Integrated with the ergonomic design of the upper, this lacing system allows the optimal adjustment of the internal volumes of the shoe and the perfect wrapping of the foot, in a simple and quick way. This makes the fit more precise and customised for maximum confidence on any terrain.
Activ Fit technology:Provides a new level of instant, out of the box comfort and performance, ensuring the foot stays continually supported and secure.