In this review I take the Inov8 Roclite 325GTX for a spin on the trails in Tasmania, Australia.
The RocLite 325 GTX, one of the lightest GORTEX boot in the world offers a high level of comfort for a general use trail boot. Is it perfect for everyone and every trail?
In terms of an all round boot, where you will be doing a little of hiking, a little bit of trail running, your travelling and you only want one shoe – this is a perfect boot for it.
Features of the RocLite 325 GTX Boot:
Last is the width of the shoe.
Loads of flexibility. If you’re after a boot that will give you a huge amount of ankle stability and a lot of protection under foot e.g if you are carrying a heavy backpack. this will not be the boot for you unless your experienced carrying a pack and negotiating rocky terrain.
The lacing system is pretty straight forward, the laces might need replacement after a while or ware and tear.
It has Gortex – which is the gold standard for breathability and waterproofing especially in shoes. It is waterproof up until the very top. I tested it out and stayed 100% dry. Once the water went over the top (which obviously resulted in getting wet!), I left them in the sun to dry, they dried within a couple of hours.
This is a bonus with a boot like this, if it does get wet it will dry quickly unlike the bulkier hiking leather boots.
It would be great for a day hike or as an approach shoe if your cragging or rock climbing.
It’s a great all round boot. If I was a person who liked a lot of variety and I was travelling, doing a little bit of walking and hiking and didn’t want to take runners, hiking boots and a casual shoe – then I would be choosing the Innov8 Roclite 325 GTX to be travelling with.
Watch my full review of the Innov8 Roclite 325 GTX Boot, filmed in Tasmania Australia.