Lowa Stirling GTX

A 3-season boot with Gore-Tex waterproof lining and full leather upper with minimal stitching. Rubber rand around whole boot for durability; very stiff toe box; stiff Vibram sole ideal for rocky ground; reasonable lug pattern for general traction. However,  relatively heavy at 1912g (pair, size 11);. The lugs on other boots on the market are a little better.

Verdict: A superb boot for durability and guaranteed dry feet when tackling almost anything.

 

First published in Trail magazine, April 2008