Kayland Vertigo High Event

A lightweight 3-season boot weighing 1280g (pair, size 5). eVent waterproof lining; suede upper; rubber toe rand; lacing extends to toe. The very stiff sole flex is ideal for climbing and scrambling, while the deep-lugged Vibram sole is great for scrambling over scree and debris; well-cushioned sole. However, not as comfortable as other boots when walking as this is a dedicated scrambling boot.

Verdict: Superb boot for dedicated scrambling or via ferrata.


First published in Trail magazine, April 2008