Columbia Titanium Daska Pass Omni-Tech

Available in up to size 14 (men) and 11 (women), with good supportive nubuck and synthetic upper and waterproof lining. Fairly stiff toe box; excellent stiffness in sole; Vibram sole with good cushioning. However, at 1812g (pair, size 11) this is a heavy boot. Lugs not ideal for muddy ground; you get a stiffer toe box and better uppers on more expensive boots.

Verdict: A good boot for the price for general hill-walking.


First published in Trail magazine, April 2008