2023 La Sportiva Skorpius CR II & Vanguard Boots

We talk with Sean Van Horn about two of La Sportiva’s new ski boots: the lightweight Skorpius CR II, and the freeride-touring Vanguard. We cover all the interesting design elements that La Sportiva packed into each boot; where each boot slots into the wide-ranging “alpine touring” category; and how touring gear has evolved to reflect shifting consumer trends.

Presented by: Whistlepig Whiskey & Athletic Brewing

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  • Intro 00:00
  • La Sportiva Skorpius CR II 1:41
  • Ski Pairings w/ Skorpius CR II 3:42
  • Skorpius CR II: Who’s It For? 6:18
  • La Sportiva Vanguard 10:28
  • Vanguard vs. Skorpius CR II? 14:17