Lafuma X-Lite OT

A lightweight 3-season boot weighing 1236g (pair, size 11). Waterproof lining and synthetic upper with leather overlays. Very stiff toe box for protection and supportive heel cup; good sole stiffness for uneven terrain; reasonably good lugs. However, this boot is not as durable as full leather ones if used often on rocky ground; upper not as protective or as supportive as some heavier boots.

 

 

Verdict: An excellent lightweight boot with a good sole, but lacking the durability of heavier boots.

 

First published in Trail magazine, April 2008