SCARPA Bhutan GTX named 2010 'most versatile' by Backpacker Magazine

Backpacker Magazine names SCARPA Bhutan GTX the 'most versatile' boot of 2010

BOULDER, Colo. – SCARPA's Bhutan GTX, a new boot for 2010 that combines big-boot support with the dexterity and easy break-in of a far lighter boot, was named ‘most versatile' boot by Backpacker in the magazine's annual Gear Guide to the world's best outdoor equipment.

Magazine tester comments reflected SCARPA's goal of building a light boot that would offer backpacking-level support with a more nimble feel and easy break-in.

“Impressive support for a mid-weight boot. Normally, my feet are fatigued at the end of a day, but after seven hours in the Bhutan, they felt great,” said one.

Another said: “It handled heavy loads in ankle-twisting terrain, but wasn't too stiff to rock-hop.”

The Bhutan combines the sole and midsole package from SCARPA's Kailash GTX, which won Backpacker's 2008 Editor's Choice Award, with a full leather upper for added support and more durability.

About SCARPA and SCARPA North America

Founded in 1938, SCARPA builds performance footwear for climbing, hiking, skiing, mountaineering, trail running and other outdoor pursuits from its headquarters in Asolo, Italy. SCARPA has been owned and operated by the Parisotto family since 1956. In 2005, SCARPA opened its North American headquarters in Boulder, Colo., staffed and directed by veterans of the North American outdoor industry, to oversee sales, marketing and distribution in the U.S. and Canada. For more information about SCARPA footwear, visit

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