Hi-Tec Ridge eVent

A 3-season boot that features eVent waterproof lining; very stiff heel and to box for protection and support; very stiff Vibram sole unit, with good lug pattern for mud and scree; stunning price for the performance and features. But intricate upper design may not be as durable as a simpler one piece leather design; a rubber rather than leather rand would be more durable.

Verdict: Buy it if you want a low-priced boot that is waterproof and ideal for most general hill and country walking.