Hi-Tec Sierra V-Lite

2 reviews
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4-star:   1
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I purchased a pair 9 years ago, and had worn it extensively…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Bought at retail (about $100)


I purchased a pair 9 years ago, and had worn it extensively for multi-days trekking in the Indian and Nepal Himalaya. It is still waterproof until the sole came off 2 years ago. It fits very well and comfortably. Great for trekking and short walks.


  • Fits well
  • Retain waterproof


  • Sole weakened by long walk over rough rock and gravel

Nine years ago, I tried a number of brands and then settled on Sierra V-Lite. Key reasons are: it fits my feet very comfortably, and come across sturdy. This was my 1st Hi-Tec.

Over the years, I had worn it extensively for numerous multi-days trekking in the Indian and Nepal Himalaya. It was waterproof, held my ankle, requires minimal maintenance. Those treks were rocky, but the synthetic body hardly wore off — it was durable. The outsole is a bit soft for my rocky treks though.

The sole came off 2 years ago during one of my treks (!) — the threads that hold the outsole unraveled. I had to let go — I really like it. I have my 2nd pair of Hi-Tec now.


i have been using these boots regularly for about…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Materials: leather /sympatex
Use: hill walking and fishing
Break-in Period: none
Weight: about 500g
Price Paid: £49.99

i have been using these boots regularly for about two years, they are comfy straight out the box and have never lost there waterproofness, i have never treated them as of yet.

they are holding up well sole wearing a little quicker than i like but i do walk on roads sometimes,in general brilliant for the money. i have had boots that cost more didn't last like these and weren't comfy, the only downside is the leather scratches easily on these {i treat my boots rough } but is easily kept good if you just keep on top with the polish. if i lost them i would buy a new pair.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Sierra V-Lite Fastpack Waterproof hiking boot for men from Hi-Tec features Stabila-Flex Plus contoured thermoplastic lasting board offers torsional rigidity coupled with essential forefoot flexibility. The Comfort-Tec removable sockliner provides superior comfort and cushioning, while the Dri-lex lining pulls moisture away from your foot promoting cool, dry comfort and breathability.

- FogDog Sports refers to the men's version

A combination of innovative materials and construction delivers extraordinary lightweight shoes, without sacrificing performance or durability. Seam-sealed, waterproof suede leather uppers with breathable mesh overlays keep feet dry on wet, muddy trails. Dri-lex moisture-wicking linings keep feet feeling dry. Board lasted for support with removable EVA insoles. Carbon rubber outsoles have self-cleaning lugs and offer solid traction on rocky and uneven ground. EVA midsoles absorb shock, cushion feet and provide gentle support. Soft padded leather collars. Closeout.

- REI refers to the men's version

Hi-Tec Sierra V-Lite


The Sierra V-Lite has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$26.93 - $79.99

The Hi-Tec Sierra V-Lite is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen June 3, 2007 at REI.

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