Trezeta Cyclone (2012)

The Cyclone is in many ways typical of Trezeta, being a sound, robust design at a good price. Externally, the boot is modern and stylish, thanks to the fabric and suede leather upper, which has a waterproof lining inside to prevent all those seams from allowing water into the boot. There is also a venting system around the ankle cuff to allow sweat to escape more easily. The upper is quite stiff – surprisingly so for the price, as many boots are far softer than this – and that stiffness makes this boot more supportive and protective on rocky ground. In particular the toe box is solid and the heel cup is very supportive. Underfoot there is a Vibram sole unit with a good set of deep lugs and a small heel breast to keep a grip on muddy descents. This sole unit is also quite stiff, which again makes the Trezeta Cyclone a better boot than most in its price range for handling rockier ground and scrambles. The only downside is that it is not quite as comfortable as the leather boots here or some softer fabric boots; but what you lose in terms of instant comfort you gain in performance and price.

Upper materials fabric and suede leather
Waterproof lining Waterstopper
Sole unit Vibram Nuasi
Weight 1416g (pair size 11)
Men’s sizes 6-12.5
Women’s sizes none
Website
www.trezeta.com

 

Verdict
The Trezeta Cyclone is a well-priced and supportive boot that is not the most comfortable option in our test, but it offers better performance than most on the hill. It won Trail’s ‘Best Value’ award.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine December 2012