Boreal Tacul

This 3-4 season boot has a very precise feel about it, making it appear ideal for scrambling, mountaineering and generally more precise footwork. The lacing extends right down to the toes to enhance the fit too. The upper is a mix of materials and you do get a very high rubber rand to protect the upper from scrapes. Inside the boot there is a waterproof lining too. The outsole is a very stiff unit that appears ideal for scrambling, climbing and winter mountaineering. Use this for the more technical winter activities and it should be ideal. But the outsole has a very small heel breast so grip could be better in snow, while some boots also have more aggressive lugs. The boot is great on rock and more technical terrain, but when just trudging down a valley path to get to the hill, as so often happens in the UK, you’ll notice that the rolling action of the sole does not allow the smooth walking gait of some models here.

 

Upper: 2mm split leather and fabric
Lining: Boreal Dry Line
Sole: Boreal TPS-3 triple density plus EVA cushioning
Sizes: 6-12
Trail fit profile: forefoot narrow; heel narrow; volume medium; length short
Crampon compatibility: B1
Weight: 1832 (pair, size11)
Made in Spain
Stores in UK: no info provided

Verdict: This is ideal if you want a more technical boot for mountaineering and scrambling year-round rather than a general winter walking boot.