Salomon Comet 3D GTX 2011

The Salomon Comet 3D GTX weighs 1308g (pair, size 11); suede and fabric upper; Gore-Tex waterproof lining; instantly comfy due to soft upper; deep lug pattern for grip in mud; rubber toe reinforcement for durability. But soft upper and soft sole flex make it better for valleys, moors and easier hills paths than anything rocky; lack of heel breast means braking power in descent is not ideal.

The Salomon Comet 3D GTX is a good, sporty, lightweight boot that can be used on the hills, but others offer better performance.

First published in Trail magazine May 2011