Hi-Tec Rainer eVent

A lovely looking boot which offers good support at the ankle cuff. It’s quite a roomy fit, which makes it harder to get a really stable fit. The eVENT waterproof lining kept water out throughout the test, and the excellent Vibram sole did a great job on hard and soft ground alike. It has a good rubber rand, which will keep the leather looking good for longer, and this, plus the fairly stiff midsole, suggests it’s better suited to rougher ground than easy path walking.

Sizes: UK 7.5-12.5
Upper: Full-grain leather
Waterproof/breathable lining: eVENT
Sole: Vibram 
Weight per pair: 1,540g
Women’s version: No
Contact: 01702 541 711; www.hi-tec.com

First published in Country Walking, October 2009