Boreal Triglav 2012

The Triglav is the fabric version of Boreal’s all-leather Nelion, which costs £220. The fabric Triglav is a little lighter than the Nelion as well as being lower in price. The fabric upper is protected by a full rubber rand for extra durability, while inside the boot there is a Dri-Line waterproof lining that incorporates Sympatex, which is a well-proven although less fashionable waterproof and breathable lining. Get the boot on and it offers a close and precise fit, although those with wider feet than me may feel it is restrictive. It also feels a notch shorter than some others of the same size, so you might want to try a half size up from normal. The toe is slightly narrow, but not as narrow as others, so it offers a good compromise between walking and climbing performance. The outsole has a smooth ‘climbing zone’ under the toe, and the lugs are not quite as deep as some others. It feels slightly better for climbing than walking, although there is less distinction in this boot than some others. So at this price the Boreal Triglav is an excellent option, particularly if you prefer a slightly narrower fit with climbing potential.

Upper materials synthetic textile
Waterproof lining Dry-Line with Sympatex
Sole unit Vibram Mulaz
Women’s sizes 4.5-8
Men’s sizes 6-12
Weight 1928g (pair, size 11)
Website www.e-boreal.com

 

The Boreal Triglav offers great all-round performance for walking and climbing, with the benefit of less weight and a lower price tag compared to others.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine January 2012