Hi-Tec Ridge eVent

A lightweight 3-season boot weighing 1540g (pair, size 11). eVent waterproof lining; very stiff heel and toe box for protection and support; very stiff Vibram sole unit with good lugs for mud and scree; stunning performance and features for the price. However, the intricate upper may not be as durable as one-piece leather; a rubber rather than a leather rand would be more durable too.

Verdict: For £70 you’ll struggle to find a better boot for general walking.


First published in Trail magazine, April 2008