Kayland Zephyr 2010

The Kayland Zephyr weighs 1396g (pair, size 11); eVent waterproof lining; fabric upper; lacing to toe for superior fit for scrambling; very supportive upper; excellent outsole stiffness for rockier ground; good cushioning underfoot. But outsole lug pattern is very shallow, which limits grip and long-term wear; upper not as durable as leather and rubber-randed designs.

The Kayland Zephyr is a good trekking boot but best restricted to good paths due to sole grip, which really lets it down.

First published in Trail magazine May 2010