Salomon Mega Trek 6

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