Blacks Kilimanjaro 2011

The Blacks Kilimanjaro weighs 1384g (pair, size 11); Sympatex waterproof lining; full leather upper for maximum durability; good toe box stiffness; very good sole stiffness; excellent for price.  But not as well-cushioned as higher-priced boots; low ankle cuff compared to most boots; very bendy sole unit is not ideal for rockier terrain.

The Blacks Kilimanjaro is a low-priced boot, but a higher price brings better performance for hill-walkers.

First published in Trail magazine May 2011