The North Face Dhaulagiri II GTX 2010

The North Face’s Dhaulagiri II GTX weighs 1472 (pair, size 8); suede leather upper with textile mesh panels; Gore-Tex waterproof lining; rubber rand protects toe; very stiff sole unit for rocky ground; very aggressive lug pattern; good cushioning. But sole may be stiffer than it needs to be; upper a little soft along top of forefoot; upper may not be as durable as leather options with less stitching.

The The North Face Dhaulagiri II GTX is a good hill-walking boot with an excellent sole for rockier ground.

First published in Trail magazine May 2010