Regatta Outcrop XLT Walking Boots for Men - Product Review / Walking Gear Test
Outcrop XLT Walking Boot for Men
Features to Note:
- Outer Material: Nubuck Leather
- Outer Sole: Carbon rubber
- Lining: Isotex waterproof and breathable
- Shock absorbing footbed
- Isotex lining to provide waterproofness
- Light Weight
- Padding around ankle cuff and tongue.
Our testing for the Regatta Outcrop XLT Walking Boots for Men involved a long day's walking on reasonably flat terrain after several day's rain so there was lots of very wet grass and mud.
The generous padding around the ankle and tongue plus the light weight meant that the Regatta Outcrop XLT Walking Boots for Men are extremely comfortable straight out of the box.
My foot was held well at the heel plus the toe cap was firm enough to provide a good level of protection. The boots were quite easy to get on although I did find the lacing system somewhat aggravating as the lace eyelets at the ankle are a little shallow. It was also a little tricky to maintain the tension in the foot section whilst tightening the ankle.
The support offered at the ankle is good although personally I would prefer a boot that's cut a little higher if dealing with rockier terrain.
The boots were certainly waterproof but there was a little seepage of water around the tongue which isn't joined to the upper throughout it's length.
The reasonably aggressive tread on the sole meant that the grip offered over this terrain was really very good.
The overall level of comfort, grip, medium flexibility and price of the Regatta Outcrop XLT Walking Boots for Men make this an excellent buy for general, low to mid-level walking. We would not expect that you would use this for high-level trips.
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• Not massively experienced in different boots, but I do know after these boots have been broken in they are still very comfortable. Reckon I've done around 100 miles these so far, no complaints as yet! You could certainly do a lot worse for the money.