There’s nothing quite like a camping trip as you are able to truly enjoy the outdoors by spending every moment in the wilderness and exploring tracks and trails unknown to you. One of the key things you need to bear in mind of course is the inevitable wet weather that makes it more difficult to get around, so here you’ll find a guide to the Fitness Footwear five of the best hiking boots available for life around the campsite.
Salomon Comet 3D Boots
The Salomon Comet 3D boots are lightweight, with a moulded EVA midsole, Ortholite sockliner and heel foam so they remain comfy all day. Perfect for any weather conditions they have nubuck leather uppers and a Gore-Tex PCF membrane which keeps them waterproof, while the non-marking Contagrip outsole stops dirt clumping to them and maintaining decent grip. It also has a gusseted tongue, protective rubber toe cap and heel strap too giving you good protection.
Zamberlan Ultra Lite GT RR Boots
Zamberlan boots are designed with comfort and freedom of movement in mind by having roomy toe boxes, anatomically correct flex points and footbeds, support in the form of padding and design in the correct areas. The Zamberlan Ultra Lite GT RR boots have all this plus they are lightweight too. The uppers are Hydrobloc full-grain leather with a Gore-Tex lining so are fully waterproof and moisture wicking as well so no matter the rain or perspiration you will stay dry. The specially designed Vibram-Zamberlan Star Lite outsoles have incredible grip without adding any noticeable weight to the boots.
Merrell Mattertal Boots
These Merrell Mattertal boots are extremely comfortable and ideal for hikes with a medium-weight pack and have a waterproof GoreTex performance lining and full-grain leather uppers but they also have plenty of support and comfort from the Grade 6 polyurethane midsole, EVA removable footbed and give you protection from harmful impacts thanks to a rubber rand and toe cap and stability from a moulded TPU heel counter. They are very reliable on any terrain with Vibram Outbound soles keeping you gripped to the ground with ease.
Brasher Hillmaster II GTX Boots
If you want a classic styled hiking boot then the Brasher Hillmaster II GTX boot is perfect. It has been the bestselling hiking footwear in Britain for two decades, designed to last and be the most comfortable boot around thanks to memory foam in the collar and tongue. They have thick, supple and flexible full-grain leather uppers and Gore-Tex lining for durability and waterproofing, decent heel hold and ultimate grip from the Hillmaster outsole and protection from a polyurethane midsole with rand shock absorption.
The North Face Nuptse III Bootie
Perfect for colder climates, the North Face Nuptse III bootie is easy to slip on and perfect for dry winter walks. They have a 700 fill down insulation, durable water-resistant and abrasion resistant P.E.T. ripstop uppers and a locking collar drawcord lace to stop the cold getting into the collars. The Northotic footbed and injection-moulded EVA midsole provides all the comfortable support needed on a long hike while the Ice Pick rubber outsole is temperature sensitive so actually stiffens during the cold for increased traction on ice.
Any of these hiking boots is ideal for any camping trip whether it’s a weekend away or a lengthy trek in the wilderness. If you would like to find any more information about walking & camping in the UK then check out walking.org