‘Roomy, great value, modern take on a traditional leather hillwalking boot that mixes underfoot support and stiffness, with sturdy comfort elsewhere. Good UK hill and mountain all-rounder’
Outdoors Magic: Solid, supportive chassis, Vibram sole, build quality, comfortable, waterproof, good value.
Outdoors Tragic: A little weighty, could use a locking lace hook at the ankle.
Outdoors Grabbit? The Scottish-developed Braeriach is good mid-point compromise between traditional, solid mountain boots and more modish outdoors footwear. It’s supportive and dependable underfoot, but still decently comfortable in a solid, dependable sort of way with a broad, UK-friendly fit and nicely-padded ankle cuffs. It works well on uneven terrain and the sole stiffness makes for a dependable platform on scrambly terrain too. Build quality is admirably solid too and the own-brand try.aria membrane adds bonus waterproofing to the thick leather uppers.
Leather hill and mountain walking boot / 2.6mm anfibio leather uppers / rubber toe-bumper / tri.aria waterproof membrane / Hydrophobic Interface One / Anatom Bioform Ultralite Footbed / calibrated nylon midsole / Vibram® Serapis outsole with cushioned PU midsole