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La Sportiva Trango Trek Ws Hiking Boot | Review

A comfortable, waterproof, lightweight and durable boot that won't let you down

There are certain things that are absolutely imperative in a good walking boot, and there are certain things that are most certainly not. Some walking boots focus entirely on these things and some, for whatever reason, do not.

The La Sportiva Trango Trek Women’s hiking boot is a boot that focuses on the imperatives. It puts comfort, reliability and all-round practicality first, and then adds the extra details after. Our team reviewed the men’s Trango a while ago and were impressed, and the good news is that this women’s version hasn’t let us down either.

The bottom line with the Trango Trek is that you’ve got an option which is comfortable, waterproof, lightweight and extremely durable.

When we talk about the essentials of a hiking boot, this is what we’re talking about.

A waterproof Gore-Tex lining will ensure that your feet will stay dry in the outdoors, even if you’re plodding through a river, marshes, or the heavens have opened above you – an unfortunately all too common event if you’re hiking in Great Britain.

Abrasion-resistant polyester has been used on the upper alongside a patented TPU Thermo Tech Application. What this basically means is that the boot is extremely durable and lightweight to boot (no pun intended). This is a three-season option that has been built to take scrapes, to grip on rocks, and to take the wear and tear that the wild can throw your way and the lightweight nature makes it perfect not only for longer treks but for quicker-moving day trips in the wild as well.

The all-important outsole meanwhile comes from the expertise of Vibram. It's their Vibram Mulaz to be specific. Photo: Chris Johnson.
A waterproof Gore-Tex lining will ensure that your feet will stay dry in the outdoors. Photo: Chris Johnson.
Abrasion-resistant polyester has been used on the upper alongside a patented TPU Thermo Tech Application. Photo: Chris Johnson

This won’t hold you down, the breathable materials mean you won’t overheat, and ultimately you’ll be left to travel at whatever pace best suits you.

Further comfort and foot protection comes from the EVA foam mid sole, and this’ll give a good bit of shock absorption as well on those rocky descents.

“A great option from La Sportiva for the enthusiastic outdoor explorer who doesn’t like weighed down as they walk”

The all-important outsole meanwhile comes from the expertise of Vibram. It’s their Vibram Mulaz to be specific.

This has a technical edging platform and aggressive rear lugs which offer fantastic grip and traction and will mean you won’t have to worry about your step nearly as much as in a lesser boot.

La Sportiva focus on what matters when they make a boot, and in the Trango Trek they’ve made something that’s more than worthy of its spot in the 2018 Outdoors Magic 100.

All-in-all, this is a great option with value for money for the enthusiastic outdoor explorer who doesn’t like to be weighed down as they walk.

Tester’s Verdict

“An exceptionally sturdy hiking boot, with a technical appearance and features. These boots have been ideal on rough terrain; on walks in the hills, and trips with a heavy backpack. Abrasion-resistant and waterproof, I feel can trust these boots in any condition but for me they’re preferable for multi-day treks with a heavy load and rough, mountainous hikes.” – Athena Mellor, OM Tester.

Price: £180

Weight: 820g (pair)

More info: sportiva.com

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