Zamberlan Rise GT 2009

The Zamberlan Rise GT weighs 1388g (pair, size 42); Gore-Tex waterproof lining; good stiff toe box and heel support; Vibram outsole with good lugs for grip; good upper stiffness for hill and mountain walking. But slightly high price compared to other similar options; sole flex a little softer than others at this price; uppers with less stitching may be more durable.

Verdict: The Zamberlan Rise GT is a good general hill-walking boot, but for the price others have a slight edge.


First published in Trail magazine May 2009