Returning with a redesign that makes them lighter and improves your touring experience, Scarpa's Women's Gea 1.0 are the gold standard for anyone who wants the best possible all-around alpine touring boot, a fact that made them the best-selling AT boot of all time. For the 2014-15 season, the Gea 1.0 gets a new ski/walk mechanism that makes switching from downhill to tour mode easy and improves overall performance in ski mode. They retain the superb 39° of cuff range that makes them tour so efficiently, and weight is an impressive 3 pounds, 2 ounces. When it's time for the descent, a 100 flex index and a new, stouter power strap provide plenty of power for wide skis or steep terrain. Other details include redesigned buckles, Scarpa's Axial Alpine tongue design for easy entry, Pebax Rnew construction, Quick Step tech fittings, and heat-moldable Intuition liners. The Gea 1.0 offers a perfect balance of light weight, great mobility and downhill performance for the touring-focused skier.