Patagonia Nomad GTX 2010

The Patagonia Nomad GTX weighs 1436g (pair, size 11); Gore-Tex waterproof lining; leather upper for maximum durability; high percentage of recycled materials; rubber rand; reasonably supportive upper, heel and toe; Vibram outsole with good stiffness. But no heel breast so less grip on slopes; mid-cut ankle cuff, so not the best ankle protection.

The Patagonia Nomad GTX is an eco-friendly boot, good for valley use and travel, but others are better for hill and mountain walking.

First published in Trail magazine May 2010