Raichle Mt Peak XT

A frequent Trail favourite 3-4 season boot, the Mount Peak XT now gets a full rubber rand, to make it even better for the winter walker than a year ago. The boot is based around a quality leather upper that is not one-piece, but it has minimal stitching. There is a Gore-Tex waterproof lining too. The double tongue of last year’s model has been replaced with a simpler single tongue without any loss of comfort. The ankle cuff is high and the underfoot sole unit is a little more aggressive than some. The sole stiffness is ideal for crampons for snow and ice or for walking on snow, rock and rubble. But there is not a lot here to complain about. Some may prefer a higher-volume fit or a closer and more precise fit for scrambling or mountaineering. Some others are better if you want a boot more dedicated to scrambling or mountaineering.

 

Upper: full-grain leather
Lining: Gore-Tex Waterproof lining
Sole: Vibram Backpacking Rolling II advanced sole
Sizes: 6-13
Trail fit profile: forefoot- medium; heel- medium; volume- medium; length- medium
Crampon compatibility: B1
Weight: 1984g (pair, size 11)
Made in Romania
Stores in UK: 80

Verdict: Definitely a good choice if you want a top-quality boot for year-round hill and mountain walking as well as use on snow.