A lightweight 3-season boot weighing 1632g (pair, size 8). Gore-Tex waterproof lining; dual density Vibram sole for excellent support and comfort; rubber rand; leather upper is relatively free of stitching; more supportive ankle cuff than the Meindl Vakuum. However, there are a few lighter options around. If you don’t want Gore-Tex get the Meindl Borneo Pro MFS, £130.
Verdict: A well-proven classic, and still one of the best hill and mountain boots if you prefer more support.
First published in Trail magazine, April 2008