Regatta Masquerade X-LT 2011

The Regatta Masquerade X-LT weighs 1424g (pair, size 11); oiled nubuck leather upper with minimal stitching for maximum durability; Isotex waterproof lining; toe box offers decent protection; good cushioning; outsole has reasonably deep and widely spaced lugs for grip in mud. But the sole is quite bendy so this is not ideal on rockier ground; upper is not as supportive as some higher-priced boots.

The Regatta Masquerade X-LT is exceptional value for a boot with a durable leather upper; a good choice if you’re on a budget.

First published in Trail magazine May 2011