Saturday, 13 August 2016 23:12

New In: Zamberlan Airound GTX RR

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This shoe is part of the new breed of Gore-Tex lined shoe, it's been about for a while, its called Gore-Tex Surround. Essentially it a waterproof sock within the shoe instead of it stopping at the limits of the upper. Zamberlan's quality is again obvious and there is plenty of time to test them this year. I had a brief discussion of the limitations, or lack of, to trail shoes with a very experienced mountaineer recently and there is plenty scope yet.

Zamberlan 132 Airound GTX RR

Initial thoughts are they are comfortable and grippy. They fit well after having to resize up a half size, I'm intersted how the Surround will work. Spec from the website below:

Upper: Air Mesh
Lining: Gore-Tex® Extended Comfort + Surround
Padding: Open Cell Foam
Insole/Shank: Compression Moulded Eva
Toe and Heel: Thermoplastic
Sole Package: Zamberlan® Vibram® Speed Hiking
Construction: Gtx Bootee
Weight: 390 grams

I'l keep you up to date with how they are doing on sociall media and get back to you with a review.

Davy Wright

Most at home in the outdoors, preferably on top of something big and pointy. Scotland is Davy's playground, which is why he doesn’t mind getting wet. But winter is where it’s at. Hiking, scrambling, camping and a bit of climbing when I can. Sucker for a ridge. At a lower altitude he try getting out on his bike and run if he has to.

Davy describes himself as "a bit of a gear geek, maybe less of the bit. I like to see how things work or don’t!" In following this line Davy has become a respected and authoritative blogger over the last few years, working with many of the UK's major manufacturers and retailers.

Preferred activities: Hillwalking, camping, scrambling, trying to get better at climbing/ice climbing, cycling/mountain biking

Areas commonly visited: Lochaber, Cairngorms, Lake District

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