ZAMBERLAN MOUNTAIN LITE HBS

Review: There’s something very reassuring about the feel of a one-piece, full-grain leather upper, and the Mountain Lite felt fantastic from the minute it was on. The fit is about average and it’s beautifully padded, so good from the box. The lacing works well, providing a stable and secure fit; and the tall ankle cuff offers plenty of support on steep slopes with or without crampons. The Vibram outsole grips well on rock and the incredibly deep cleats really get their teeth into mud and snow. No waterproof membrane, which reduces weight and cost, and noticeably improves breathability; but this does mean they need regular proofing. Lack of a rand, means they might look battered after a while. Overall, a superb boot.
VITAL STATS
Sizes: 8-13 (UK); 42-48 (Euro)
Upper: Full grain leather
Waterproof/breathable lining: None
Sole: Vibram Ice Trek
Weight: 1,960g 
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 0161 432 0319, www.zamberlan.uk.com