ASOLO POWERMATIC

Review: A full-leather boot with a warm and supportive 2.6-2.8mm upper and a Gore-Tex membrane for waterproofness. Fitwise, it’s slightly broader than average and although the leather upper felt a little uncompromising on first wear, it quickly softened to feel wonderful. It features a good rand so didn’t look too battered after a few rocky outings, and the toe and heel protection made sure crampon straps didn’t dig in. Shallower tread than some, so better grip on rock than mud or snow, and a little heavy, but overall, a good compromise if you walk mostly on the rough stuff.
VITAL STATS
Sizes: 6-13 (UK inc half-sizes); 39-48 (Euro)
Upper: Full grain leather
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Sole: Vibram
Weight: 1,880g
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01539 740840,  www.asolo.com