Hi-Tec Rainier eVent 2010

The Hi-Tec Rainier eVent weighs 1712g (pair, size 11); full leather upper with minimal stitching; rubber rand at the toe adds durability; eVent waterproof lining; extremely aggressive Vibram sole with deep, well-spaced lugs; good cushioning. But the upper is a little softer than some; outsole flex is a little soft and not quite as well-graduated as similar boots.

The Hi-Tec Rainier eVent is a good general hill-walking boot that will suit those who prefer a slighter softer upper and softer flex.

First published in Trail magazine May 2010