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Berghaus Expeditor Trek 2 women’s boot review: an excellent all-round waterproof hiking boot

After one hiking boot that can do it all? The Berghaus Expeditor Trek 2 is waterproof but lightweight, offering great value for money

Berghaus Expeditor Trek 2 boot
(Image: © Berghaus)

Our Verdict

An excellent all-rounder of a hiking boot that is waterproof, grippy and comfortable. The Berghaus Expeditor Trek 2 stands up in comparison to more expensive models – we think this is a bit of a bargain.

For

  • Great all-rounder
  • Waterproof

Against

  • The lighter grey colorway looks dirty fast

First impressions

Welcome to the Berghaus Expeditor Trek 2, a boot for all seasons. Sure, we often bang on about picking the right boot for the conditions, but what if you just want one great boot that you can wear year-round? We reckon we’ve found it in the Expeditor Trek 2, which as Berghaus state, is a brilliantly balanced ‘sturdy but light’ boot.

A combination of suede, mesh and a waterproof membrane render this boot both weatherproof and reasonably lightweight at just 415g per boot.

Specifications

RRP: £100 (UK) / $140 (US)
Weight (per boot): 415g / 14.5oz
Materials: Suede upper with AQ waterproof breathable mesh lining, EVA midsoles, OrthoLite footbed, super grip OPTI-STUD outsole
Colors: Grey / Blue
Compatibility: A brilliant all-rounder of a boot that can deal with most seasons and weather conditions

On the trails

During trail testing we found that the Expeditor offered really good grip, even on wet rock, and gave us great confidence when we ventured onto more technical and unstable ground. Cushioned soles also made it comfortable from the get-go, and more importantly it remained comfortable all day long when we wore it on longer rambles.

To be frank, we don’t have very much to criticize this boot for, except that we’d pick the black colorway over the lighter grey, which can stain easily. The rather soft, thin laces also may not last forever, so we’d consider replacing them over time with a sturdier pair – that said, the lacing system itself is good, and offers snug, stay-put protection around the ankle.

At £100 on the nose, this is our top pick if you need a first walking boot that will venture anywhere you do – it really stands up when compared with more expensive models and punches above its price point.