Brasher Hillwalker GTX Boots
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Will Brasher ever make another walking boot to rival the mighty Hillmaster? These boots are slightly cheaper but very similar in most respects - they weigh the same, they both have a Goretex lining and they both have a leather upper and rubber sole. In fact, what is the difference between the Brasher Hillwalker and the Hillmasters? Anyone? Perhaps Blacks and Millets have just invented the existence Hillwalker to confuse us.
Brasher Hillwalker GTX Boots Reviews
Reviewed by Steve (London) on 2009-03-12:
General comments: Terrific boots. I've owned my Brasher Hillwalker GTX for about a year now and I find them supremely comfortable. I prefer leather, admittedly possibly for emotional rather than practical reasons, and these Brashers are as good as it gets for me.
They are claimed to be waterproof and they definitely live up to this billing. I recall at one time inadvertently plunging into some murky waterlogged ground without realising at first how bad it was. I thought it looked just a bit muddy until I immediately sank into it.
I had to cross this patch and plodded my way through, the boots making a slurping, sucking sound every time I lifted my foot to take a step. Luckily though the muddy soup never rose above the top of the boots. Even so, I was sure my feet would be covered in this muck, that it would find a way through the boots somehow. It didn't and my feet remained totally dry.
Since then I've done various hill walks and also my longest ever day walk, admittedly on level ground along a canal towpath, and though tired at the end of it, my feet did not suffer at all which is not the case with previous boots I've owned. I use them with lined socks which improves the comfort even more.
Thoroughly recommended. Be aware though that boots in particular are an item that is very much a personal thing so that what suits one person may not suit another, however good the reviews.
Pros: The Hillwalkers are very comfortable, genuinely waterproof as claimed, reasonable price.