Peter Storm Ascent Ultra Lite

A 3-season boot that weighs 1080g (pair, size 11) with suede and synthetic upper and waterproof lining. A stiff toe box for protection, good cushioning, extremely aggressive lugs to keep you going through mud. However, the sole is very bendy so not the best for rocky ground and the ankle cuff is lower-cut than most, so not the most supportive boot. Uppers are not the most durable – pricier boots have more breathable linings, too.



Verdict: Low-priced, okay for valley and moorland walks.


First published in Trail magazine, April 2008