The North Face Dhaulagiri GTX

A lightweight 3-season boot weighing 1548g (pair, size 11). Suede upper and Gore-Tex waterproof lining. Good cushioning underfoot with Vibram sole unit; good for trekking on easier terrain. However, minimal stiffness in the sole and toe box; high price for what you get; lug pattern on sole not as aggressive as some others on the market.

Verdict: An average trekking boot that fails to meet the performance suggested by the price or styling.


First published in Trail magazine, April 2008