Vasque Breeze GTX XCR 2009

The Vasque Breeze GTX XCR weighs 1100g (pair, size 11); Gore-Tex XCR waterproof lining for more breathability than standard Gore-Tex; very aggressive Vibram outsole lug pattern for mud; good sole stiffness. But upper is very soft and flexible including toe box and heel cup; boots with less mesh and stitching will be more durable.

 

Verdict: The Vasque Breeze GTX XCR is a good moorland walking boot, but on rocky ground others have benefits.

 

First published in Trail magazine May 2009