User Review: Vasque Men's Wasatch GTX
Materials: leather gore tex lining
Break-in Period: almost non
Price Paid: 120 pounds sterling
I live in the north of England which is permanently damp and after owning my Vasque boots for two months of lots of short walks ranging from 2 miles to 15 my friend and the faithful roxy dog set off on the three peaks of Yorkshire walk which i have have done many times before, a 26 mile walk including three peaks approx 700m each, not massive at all but long and boggy (muddy with sludge) a challenge as it must be done in less than 12 hours "its tradition " the sun started but the rain took over and the rain lasted and all day my feet felt clammy and horrible. I'm 44 years old and a seasoned walker have been to the Alps the Pyrenees north of Scotland the lake district yorkire dales my own back garden ....
I have never had the clammy and unpleasant feel of gore tex. I have always had Scarpa boots non gore tex warm and toastie in fact too warm but the "gloopy feel" was not nice. I suggest that Vasque/Redwing spend a small amount of money and make a proper boot as the base structure of this is not bad, just add some more thought.
Ditch the membrane go for quality, hikers love it .
(I have purchased Wolverine boots before for every day and work and they are unburstable so it's not a Europe only thing )