A very lightweight 3-season boot weighing 1260g (pair, size 11). Gore-Tex XCR waterproof lining is more breathable than standard Gore-Tex. Rubber toe protector and reasonably stiff toe box for foot protection; very stiff sole is ideal for a variety of terrain. However, outsole lug pattern is relatively shallow and upper is not as durable as full leather.
Verdict: Ideal if you want a lightweight waterproof boot for valleys and easier path walks or just want to travel light in the mountains.
First published in Trail magazine, April 2008