User Review: Scarpa Men's Kailash GTX
Excellent, supportive boot. Waterproof. Flexible. Medium weight. Comfortable straight out of the box.
- Gore-tex liner
- Tough sole unit
- Footbed inserts do not match the quality of the rest of the boot.
The best hiking boot I've ever used. A relatively narrow boot, not everyone has broad feet! It's certainly not the lightest boot out there, but it's certainly not in the heavy-range either.
At last, I've found a Gore-tex-lined boot that actually keeps the water out. I've been through three different types of Salomon Gore-tex-lined boots, all supposedly waterproof, yet they all leaked through the seams almost from being brand new.
The Kailash's I've walked repeatedly through streams that were just below the top of the boot, and my feet have remained dry the entire trip — very important in the winter months.
I take 1 star off for the lightweight footbed inserts. I replaced them with proper shock-absorbing inserts, to make the boots near-perfect.