Helly Hansen Trackfinder 2011

The Helly Hansen Trackfinder weighs 828g (pair, size 11); extremely breathable mesh upper; sole has good, deep lugs for grip in mud; good stiffness in sole for paths; good cushioning. But toe box offers very little protection; no waterproof lining limits use of shoe; once water enters it cannot easily escape as no drainage ports near base of sides.

The Helly Hansen Trackfinder is a non-waterproof but very breathable shoe for walking on easier dry terrain.

First published in Trail magazine May 2011