Columbia Pole Creek Omni-Tech 2010

The Columbia Pole Creek Omni-Tech weighs 1168g (pair, size 10); nubuck leather upper, mesh windows; Omni-Tech waterproof membrane; reinforced toe box with rubber rand; good cushioning. But bendy sole is not ideal for rockier terrain; upper is relatively flexible and unsupportive; no heel breast for braking power in descents; slightly less aggressive lugs than some.

The Columbia Pole Creek Omni-Tech is an athletic, lightweight boot for valley and path use.

First published in Trail magazine May 2010