Gear Test: SCARPA Rush Polar GTX Hiking Boots

We’re out there in the backcountry with the SCARPA Rush Polar GTX Hiking Boots, putting these hiking boots to the test.

Highlights of the SCARPA Rush Polar GTX Hiking Boots

Initial Thoughts on the SCARPA Rush Polar GTX Hiking Boots

These hiking boots are awesome for a variety of adventures, from winter snowshoeing to muddy spring hikes. They have kept my feet incredibly dry and warm. They also provide amazing stability and traction across all different terrains, perfect for my slightly weak ankles.

Pros Cons
  • GORE-TEX® lining is both waterproof and breathable
  • These shoes are unisex and fit my narrow feet perfectly, I might caution those with wider feet
  • Mid-height cuff works to both protect your ankles on the trail as well as to keep snow from finding its way in
  • Consider sizing up a 1/2+ to accommodate the thicker insulation lining and take into consideration the type of socks you would wear (Euro sizing)

See the SCARPA Rush Polar GTX Hiking Boots

What do you think of the SCARPA Rush Polar GTX Hiking Boots? Have you tested these yourself? Share your thoughts in a comment below.

Courtney Cameron

Courtney was born in Southern Oregon and raised on the Wild & Scenic section of the Lower Rogue River. She is always looking for the next outdoor adventure with her four-legged best friend, Sarabi. Review Policy: We do not accept payments or gifts from brands and vendors, and strive to provide unbiased, independent advice. Brands typically provide review samples which we return, and in some cases we purchase the item so we can keep using it long after the review.

2 responses to “Gear Test: SCARPA Rush Polar GTX Hiking Boots

  1. Kevinsays:

    Hi. Did your feet get sweaty due to the insulation?
    What’s the highest temperature that I could use them in?

    1. Courtney Cameronsays:

      Hello Kevin,

      Thanks for the follow-up on these boots! I did not experience sweaty feet with the insulation and did not wear very thick socks with these boots either. It’s a bit challenging to advise on the highest temperature for using these in as it’s a bit subjective and also depends on how long you’re planning to wear them – but personally I would probably be comfortable in temps up to / around 40-50 degrees F.

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