inov-8 Roclite 390 GTX 2009

The inov-8 Roclite 390 GTX is superlight at 912g (pair, size 11); Gore-Tex XCR waterproof lining; durability boosted around toe by rubber rand; well-cushioned; extremely grippy studded sole. But not as supportive as others, and best restricted to grass and easier terrain; not as durable as heavier leather boots; Trail’s test boot leaked after a short period of use.

Verdict: The inov-8 Roclite 390 GTX is superb in terms of weight, but others will offer more support and durability in the long term.


First published in Trail magazine May 2009