A lightweight 3-season boot weighing 1464g (pair, size 11). Leather upper with synthetic tongue; Gore-Tex waterproof lining. Supportive ankle cuff and solid toe box with rubber rand; aggressive outsole for grip in mud; good cushioning; good lateral stiffness. However, longitudinal flex in the sole is quite soft, so not ideal for rocky ground; the lugs may hold mud a little more than boots with tapered lug profiles.
Verdict: A good boot for general hill and mountain walking, but others have a slightly better sole.
First published in Trail magazine, April 2008