Scott Superguide Carbon ReviewJanuary 26, 2016
- Out of box comfort
- Ergonomic & high cuff
- One of the lightest four-buckle boots on the market
- Pretty soft under the hood
The Scott Superguide Carbon is a seriously user-friendly alpine touring boot based off the old Garmont Cosmos. While it boasts four buckles it’s still a softer (albeit super comfy) tool for backcountry powder and spring corn.
The Scott Superguide Carbon is remarkably comfortable but it’s just not as downhill performance-oriented as they purport it to be. The high cuff gives it plenty of lateral responsiveness, but the fore/aft engineering still needs some attention. The buckle placement was clean and easy to micro tune with gloved hands, while the rockered sole is nimble and deft underfoot—great for scree fields or other hiking opportunities.
This is a dedicated backcountry boot that wants to drive light and/or forgiving skis. Scott put a Gore Tex® membrane into the liner, which seems intuitive to wick away moisture on high output days, but testers didn’t notice one way or another. The wide toebox offered enough room to keep toes warm on a couple really cold days. The Superguide isn’t as stiff as any of the other four buckle boots in its category.