The North Face Dhaulagiri GTX 2009

The North Face Dhaulagiri GTX weighs 1548g (pair, size 11); suede leather upper; Gore-Tex waterproof lining; good cushioning underfoot; Vibram sole unit; good boot for easier terrain. But minimal stiffness in sole and toe box so not as impressive as hyped-up appearance suggests; pricy; sole lugs not as aggressive as some others.

Verdict: The North Face Dhaulagiri GTX is an average trekking boot that fails to meet performance suggested by the price and styling.

 

First published in Trail magazine May 2009