User Review: La Sportiva Men's Thunder GTX
Materials: leather w/ gore-tex liner
Use: lighter boot for tough terrain
Break-in Period: almost none
Weight: 3.5 lbs est.
Price Paid: $70
Nice, lighter boot with adequate weather protection and fairly good durability. Tore 'em up pretty good on scree and boulder fields, but nothing beyond cosmetic damage. Also slogged through the wet and mud and stayed reasonably dry. Comfort was good straight out of the box.
Since these seem to be perpetually on sale, they represent a good value for a light to medium boot. They are a decent compromise boot when you don't want 5 lbs on your feet but know you'll be in terrain that would shred trail runners or when the going is wet.
I would definitely recommend these boots.