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Mammut Ridge High GTX (2014)

£160.00

The Ridge High GTX is described by Mammut as a boot for via ferrata and backpacking. At 1476g (pair, size 11) it is certainly light, which is useful on via ferrata routes and when scrambling. The upper is softer than many boots in its price range and the foot also feels closer to the ground, which overall gives this a ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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First test: Meindl Bhutan MFS (2014)

£190.00

When Meindl released the Burma Pro in 1997, it was a game-changer – a tough 3-season boot with a multi-piece leather upper and an extremely comfortable lining. For the first time hillwalkers who wanted a stiff boot for rockier mountain trips and year-after-year durability didn’t have to suffer more uncomfortable traditional leather boots. The Meindl Burma Pro was ‘Best in ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Mountain Equipment Vector (2014)

£150.00

What sets the Mountain Equipment Vector apart from many of its lower-priced lightweight counterparts is that here you’re getting a much higher-spec fabric, which means it should remain waterproof for longer while also being more breathable. It’s only a 2.5-layer fabric, though, and 3-layer fabrics and jackets with mesh lining will control condensation better, although there are vent holes under ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Haglöfs Matrix 60 (2014)

£150.00

Haglöfs isn’t a brand I’d normally think of when choosing a big rucksack, but the Matrix 60 is a good, workmanlike piece of kit. The back length can be adjusted by raising or lowering the shoulder straps on their Velcro panels. The shoulder straps and hipbelt are both well-padded and stiffened to spread the load, though they lack the finesse ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Fjällräven Friluft 55 (2014)

£155.00

  The Friluft range of packs from Fjällräven all have a ventilated back system, to allow more airflow. The mesh holds the sack away from the back and it also provides a comfortable form of springy contact with the back. But there’s a panel of foam down each side that effectively prevents easy airflow across the back, so for me ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Quechua Boinnassay 600 (2014)

£150.00

The Quechua Boinnassay 600 is made from NovaDry, a 3-layer laminate with a membrane that offers good breathability figures (that said, it only boasts a 5 metre hydrostatic head, while higher-priced jackets offer around 20 metre hydrostatic heads, so like any lower-priced jacket it may not compare as well in the long term as higher priced options). The jacket is ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Montane Sabretooth (2014)

£160.00

The Montane Sabretooth is a frequent winner of Trail’s ‘Best in Test’ award when reviewed as a soft shell jacket. However in our test, the drawbacks of a soft shell were compared with the benefits of a fleece. The Sabretooth is made from Polartec Powershield, which has a perforated laminated layer within the fabric. This provides far better wind resistance ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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La Sportiva Trango S Evo GTX (2014)

£235.00

La Sportiva Trango S Evo GTXs are at the top end of the scrambling boot range both in terms of capabilities and cost. In truth they are very lightweight mountaineering boots, but despite this they fully deserve their place in this review. This is because scrambling is such a diverse branch of mountain sport, and at the higher grades it ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 2
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Mountain Equipment Bastion (2014)

£190.00

Synthetic insulation cannot compete with down in terms of keeping you warm in the coldest of conditions, but it’s ideal when you need to stay warm while being active. The Bastion uses Mountain Equipment’s own Polarloft synthetic insulation and this is combined with a Gore Windstopper shell, which provides water and wind resistance. There are stretch side panels where there’s ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
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Rab Ascent (2014)

£185.00

The Rab Ascent is a down jacket with an outer made from Pertex Endurance, which is water-resistant enough that the down is protected from melting snow and tent condensation. Inside the size L jacket is 330g of hydrophobic down, which is better able to maintain its performance when wet than standard down. The removable hood gets a volume adjuster so ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
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Rohan Mountain Guide (2013)

£188.00

Rohan’s optimistically titled Mountain Guide jacket is the same length in the body as the Berghaus Hurricane and jointly these are the longest jackets we looked at. That length makes the Mountain Guide ideal for travel and general walking as it provides more weather protection than shorter jackets. The pockets are a little annoying though as they are placed at ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Outdoor Research Foray/Paladin (2013)

£185.00

The Outdoor Research Foray/Paladin is designed as a lightweight jacket and so it uses Gore-Tex Paclite, the most compact version of Gore fabric, to keep weight down while maintaining the highest levels of waterproofness and breathability. However the problem with this fabric is that any condensation that does develop is very easy to see and so this often feels clammier ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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The North Face All Terrain Jacket (2013)

£180.00

The TNF All Terrain is made from Gore-Tex, so in terms of proven waterproofness and breathability it is a great jacket. However it does only get two external pockets, so when hillwalking it offers less opportunity than other jackets in its price range to stash a map, guidebook, GPS receiver or compass for on-the-move access to these items – and ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Salewa Blackbird EVO (2014)

£225.00

The Salewa Blackbird EVO is a remarkable boot at a very reasonable price. It has Gore-Tex Duratherm inside, which offers extra insulation, making it warmer than any other boots in the same price bracket. The upper is synthetic with a leather overlay and there isn’t too much stitching, so it should be durable, but you also get a rubber rand ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Asolo Sherpa GV (2014)

£240.00

The Asolo Sherpa GV has always been a relatively well-priced option compared to other 4-season boots. It’s built around a one-piece leather upper, for maximum durability and water resistance, but you also get a Gore-Tex waterproof lining to ensure dry feet in the wettest of conditions. In addition, there’s a rubber rand around the whole boot for maximum levels of ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Zamberlan Fitz Roy GTX (2014)

£250.00

At 1832g (pair, size 11) the Zamberlan Fitz Roy GTX is the lightest boot in our test. The weight saving comes in part from the synthetic microfibre upper, which has minimal overlays of additional material. This appears to be a very durable option, and further protection is provided by a full rubber rand. Underfoot sits a Vibram New Mulaz sole ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Scarpa Manta Pro GTX (2014)

£280.00

The Scarpa Manta has long been the definition of a 4-season British mountain walking and mountaineering boot. This year it has received a radical facelift that transforms its appearance and moves it a step away from its more traditional-looking predecessor. The upper is made from a mix of leather and synthetic materials, with a dash of silver and orange to ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Hanwag Cengalo GTX (2014)

£235.00

The Hanwag Cengalo GTX is lighter than it first appears as it weighs in at 1914g (pair, size 11), making it the third lightest in our test – and its price tag is also very appealing. The boot has an upper made from a mix of synthetic materials with small areas of suede leather, and it also has a full ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Mammut Magic GTX (2014)

£220.00

At 1908g for a size 11 pair, the Mammut Magic GTX is the second lightest and the lowest-priced boot in our test, so it’s instantly appealing, as all 4-season boots are relatively heavy and pricy compared with bendy 3-season boots. The upper is made primarily from synthetic materials with leather overlays and there’s a large amount of stitching here, which ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Alt-Berg Mallerstang (2013)

£190.00

The Alt-Berg Mallerstang comes in five width fittings, so if you're struggling to get a pair of boots to fit, this is one to investigate more closely. It's also a great price and the performance is up there with the best. It's a well-established boot that’s built around a one-piece leather upper for durability. The ankle cuff is high enough ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 3
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Meindl Himalaya MFS (2013)

£245.00

The Meindl Himalaya MFS is very much a traditional style of boot. The upper is leather with minimal stitching and the rubber rand is extremely high, meaning that the upper should last many years longer than most other boots’. This should also mean that users can easily resole it when the sole finally wears down, in the knowledge that the ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Mammut Merlon GTX (2013)

£180.00

The Mammut Merlon GTX appeared in Spring 2013 and it is very competitively priced for its specification, as well as a good weight of just 1746g (size 11 pair). It has a Gore-Tex waterproof lining behind the upper, made from layers of leather and synthetic materials with a rubber rand to provide extra durability. The ankle cuff is a notch ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Brasher Ahklun GTX (2013)

£175.00

The 3-4 season boot category is very variable in terms of the sole flex displayed by each boot, and the Brasher Ahklun GTX is toward the more flexible end of the scale. The upper is a mix of suede leather and fabric overlays with a Gore-Tex waterproof lining to ensure any water working through the stitching won't get your feet ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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The North Face Verto S4K GTX (2013)

£230.00

The colour and style of the The North Face Verto S4K GTX 's upper give an impression of a more serious climbing boot than an all-rounder. At 1766g (size 11) it’s relatively light for its class, yet has a feature set and performance that makes it ideal for year-round mountain scrambles and easier mountaineering. The upper is synthetic mesh with ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Hanwag Alaska (2013)

£215.00

The Hanwag Alaska has been around for some time but the price has come down from £250 to £215, making it a bargain. It’s a traditional German style, with full leather upper and relatively high ankle cuff to provide plenty of support when traversing slopes. There’s very little stitching on the upper, so it should be very durable, but you ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0

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