GEAR REVIEW: Inov8 Roclite 325GTX Boots

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:

Narrow Last
Last is the width of the shoe.

Flex
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.

Lacing system
The lacing system is pretty straight forward, the laces might need replacement after a while or ware and tear.

Waterproofing
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.


Summary:
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.

Rating: 4.5/5

Watch my full review of the Innov8 Roclite 325 GTX Boot, filmed in Tasmania Australia.

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