The Anatom V2 is a robust boot made with a fabric and leather upper that has a Tri.aria waterproof and breathable lining tucked away inside to prevent any water that leaks through the stitching from wetting your feet. The upper is quite stiff and therefore it both protects the foot from stray boulders and supports the foot when walking over rockier ground. The heel and toe are both provided with additional stiffening, which is good again for more uneven ground. In contact with the ground is a quite aggressive sole unit with reasonably deep lugs and a good heel breast for braking during descents. The sole has some stiffness but it is not the stiffest option around, so while it performs well enough it will be more tiring than stiffer boots on the most uneven ground. The boot is a little heavier than others of its design; and inside you get a lambswool footbed, which works reasonably well but for me it is not as good as some other footbeds. All in all the Anatom V2 is a good general valley, hill and moorland walking boot, but others have advantages.
Upper materials fabric and suede leather
Waterproof lining Tri.aria
Sole unit Anatom Hill Grip 1
Weight 1486g (pair, size 46)
Men’s sizes 42-48
Women’s sizes 36-42
The Anatom V2 is a good general walking boot that is not the best in all departments but is more than capable of providing reasonable comfort and performance to the hillwalker.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine December 2012