The North Face Dhaulagiri II GTX 2011

The The North Face Dhaulagiri II GTX weighs 1472g (pair, size 8); 1.8mm suede leather upper with textile mesh panels; Gore-Tex waterproof lining; rubber rand protects toe; very stiff sole unit for rocky ground; very aggressive lugs; good cushioning. But sole is stiffer than it needs to be; upper is a bit soft along top of forefoot; upper may not be as durable as leather with less stitching.

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

First published in Trail magazine May 2011