Stuart Forster tests a pair of Anatom V2 Vorlich men’s light hiking boots.
If you’re going to really test outdoor footwear on location then winter is as good a season as any. Temperatures were hovering at around freezing as I laced up a pair of grey and navy Anatom V2 Vorlich light hiking boots.
Disclosure: Stuart was supplied with a pair of Anatom V2 Vorlich hiking boots in order to write this review. Anatom Footwear did not review or approve this post.
I put these boots through their paces, in the truest sense of the phrase, in wintry Bavaria, over mixed terrain in changeable weather conditions. In places I was walking on snow and ice, at times I was trekking on bare rock and a muddy river bed. Later, while sightseeing out and about in the city of Nuremberg, I was in an urban environment encompassing cobblestones and paving.
Good grip and comfort
The grip provided by the V2 Vorlich proved good throughout the test and, importantly, they were comfortable. If you don’t need to think too frequently about the footwear you choose to wear while out on a long walk then, ultimately, you’ve chosen well.
Despite these being lightweight boots – a pair of size 42s weighs in at 1220g – they provide decent ankle support; ideal for a trip in which the terrain was at times challenging but by no means truly wild.
Waterproof membranes and torsional support
The uppers consist of lined, abrasion resistant, breathable grey waterproof membrane and navy blue suede. The soles feature a rubber compound produced by Vibram, an Italian company, and have a calibrated nylon midsole providing torsional support.
These unisex boots are available from size 41 (a British 7.5/US 8) to 47 (British 12/US 12.5) and come with a tube of Nikwax sponge-on waterproofing, that takes a few minutes to apply and should be allowed to dry prior to going for a walk.
Anatom is an Edinburgh-based company launched in 2011 by Gordon Fraser, an experienced footwear designer. The boots are produced in Romania after being designed and tested in Scotland.
Anatom V2 Vorlich men’s light hiking boots have a lifetime warranty.
See the Anatom Footwear website for information about the company’s range of hiking boots.
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