Merrell Perimeter GTX

A 3-season boot with Gore-Tex waterproof lining. Low ankle cuff allows more freedom; stiff toe box with rubber rand; leather upper and double tongue for comfort and protection; excellent stiff sole with fairly aggressive outsole. However – the boot is a little heavy at 1660g (pair, size 11) given low cut; the outsole may clog a little easier than some more open lug patterns.

Verdict: A great boot if you prefer lower ankle cuffs but still want lots of grip and support.

 

First published in Trail magazine, April 2008