inov-8 Roclite 400 GTX 2011

The inov-8 Roclite 400 GTX weighs 912g (pair, size 11), meaning it’s extremely light; leather upper with synthetic overlays for durability; Gore-Tex waterproof lining; stiffened toe box protects foot; deeply studded sole offers excellent grip in mud. But a test pair of these leaked relatively quickly with valley walk use due to grit cutting through waterproof lining; offers less support than other stiffer boots.

Trail tests have indicated that durability may be an issue, but if low weight is a priority the Inov-8 Roclite 400 GTX is a superb option.

First published in Trail magazine May 2011