As motorhome and campervan users are often keen walkers, we are pleased to bring you a review of these Regatta Mens Garsdale Mid Breathable Walking Boots.
Available from Outdoor Look at just £27 these are budget boots aimed at the casual walker.
I initially tried these out over a weekend in the Brecon Beacons and overall I was satisfied with them. They are most suitable for casual low level walking and although I found them comfortable for a day's hike, the ankle support is a little lacking as might be expected in a traditional 'mid' style boot..
The pair weigh around 1.1kg. and with the Isotex waterproof and breathable membrane are classed as waterproof. My feet certainly remained dry after a couple of heavy downpours.
However, after 18 month's occasional use, clocking up only around 100 miles of varied terrain, the boots are now showing signs of serious shortcomings. On one the outer sole is starting to detach from the upper and the upper nubuck material has spit. See photos. Other downsides are that the soles do not seem to offer much in the way of grip, in fact I found they had very poor grip indeed on muddy trails, they are also not self cleaning and suffer from mud build up. The boots also developed an annoying squeak from the soles on hard surfaces.
Due to these failings I am now unable to recommend these boots and suggest that prospective purchasers look for something more upmarket, even for occasional use.
This all-weather, traditionally styled walking boot can handle varied terrain all year round and offers protection with an Isotex waterproof and breathable membrane.
- PU nubuck and breathable mesh upper
- Water resistant Atl treated upper materials
- Isotex waterproof and breathable footwear - seam sealed with breathable internal membrane bootee liner
- Deep padded collar and tongue
- Rubberised toe and heel bumpers
- EVA comfort footbed
- Steel shank
- Lightweight rubber outsole featuring internal EVA shock pads
- 57% Polyester
- 43% Other Fibres/Materials
Regatta Mens Garsdale Mid Breathable Walking Boots are available for online order from www.outdoorlook.co.uk, a UK supplier of outdoor clothing to suit all ages, sizes and needs, supplying a number of leading brands including Craghoppers, Regatta Clothing and Hawkshead.
First review date July 2014 - updated January 2016