User Review: Asolo Stynger GTX
Materials: suede, nylon, Gore-tex
Use: hiking, moderate backpacking, scrambles
Break-in Period: there was a break in period?
Weight: 2 lb 5 oz.
Price Paid: $160
I just had to write a review for these after reading a recent negative review given to the Men's version, The Fugitive, by Trailspace member Cody Rayl. Mr. Rayl had numerous problems with several pairs of Asolo Fugitives.
I wanted to let everyone know that my Styngers will be the third pair of Asolo boots I own -- they have always been high quality. Actually, my last pair, the Fusion (I think) isn't even worn out, I just loved the style of the Stynger and HAD to get the red/clay colored version.
I have had NO problems with this pair of Styngers. The break-in period was nearly non-existent, the Gore-tex is solid and I love the beefy soles. I haven’t noticed any stiching coming loose, peeling or lumps in the Gore-tex, as Mr. Rayl described in his Fugitives.
These boots are very lightweight and they also provide a decent amount of ankle stability due to their height. I’ve enjoyed mine so far in many different conditions.
The only problem I’ve ever had with my Asolos is I must ALWAYS double knot, or my laces come undone.