Model: Drifter GV
What you get Imagine the waterproofing and protection of a full-leather boot with the weight and comfort of a light hiker. Despite the weight-saving construction, this fabric and leather combo by Asolo is incredibly durable. Even after years of abuse, the extended rubber toecap hasn’t separated from the leather on our tester’s boots.
Trail cred “I’ve used these for fastpacking, multiday backpacking trips, scrambling, snowshoeing, and many search-and-rescue calls—all with no hot spots,” says Vermont tester Gerben Scherpbier. “Pair these boots with a good set of gaiters and you won’t have to worry about wet feet on the soggiest trails.”