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Peter Storm Women’s Snowdon II Walking Boots review: dependable footwear for cold conditions

Reliably warm and waterproof, Peter Storm Women’s Snowdon II Walking Boots are like leather workhorses, perfect for wet-weather conditions

Peter Storm Women’s Snowdon II Walking Boots
(Image: © Peter Storm)

Our Verdict

A solid, dependable leather boot that works best in cold conditions and offers great value for money.

For

  • Warm
  • Good leather
  • Waterproof

Against

  • Not available in many sizes
  • Heavy

First impressions

Peter Storm Women’s Snowdon II Walking Boots have a great heritage. Peter Storm’s Snowdon is a bit of a classic in the hiking boot world, and its second incarnation, the Snowdon II, is a proper chip off the old block. We’re including it in our list of the best budget boots for women because it is that rare thing – a great quality all-leather hiking boot for a genuinely budget price (you can often find this boot available for considerably less that the recommended retail price).

On the trail

So, it’s a wallet-friendly walking boot, but can it cut the mustard on the hills? Well, in short, yes. On test we found it ideal for wearing while hiking up their namesake mountain, and other peaks with trails of a similar nature.

These workhorse boots are warm and fully waterproof. They also feature a good toecap for added protection on rocky ground, and the Snowdon IIs are grippy enough to keep you walking confidently on mountain trails in wet weather.

Specifications

RRP: £99 (UK) / $140 (US)
Weight (per boot): 600g / 21oz
Materials: Full-grain leather upper, EVA footbed, CMEVA midsole, moisture-wicking lining, high traction rubber outsole
Colors: Brown
Compatibility: Wear it for tackling its namesake mountain and other hill trails in cold and wet weather

There must be a catch, you may think – and there is, in the hefty weight and lack of breathability of the Snowdon II. These aren’t breezy summer boots – they look and feel large and heavy on your feet, and do feel clunky when you’re clocking up the miles. But for wet winter use, they’re an absolute steal, and would be brilliant worn in winter months and swapped out for a lightweight fabric boot in warmer conditions.

Like many bargain boots, they aren’t available in a wide range of sizes – if you can’t find the Snowdon II in your size, the Peter Storm Rivelin is a similar (and similarly priced) model.