Inov-8's Roclite 325 is an ultralight hiking boot offering good support and protection despite its very low weight.
Hike and run fast with confidence with this waterproof, lightweight men's walking boot. Utilizing GORE-TEX® product technology, the ROCLITE 325 GTX® delivers the optimal combination of natural movement and flexibility with climate comfort and protection from the elements. Perfect for fastpacking - a cross between backpacking and mountain running.
Inov8's Roclite 325 GTX replace the Roclite 286 GTX. Considering the 286's were a fast hiking classic we were keen to get our hands on the 325's to see how they compared. Firstly they are a bit heavier but Inov-8 have made several improvements that we think are worth the extra weight - the toe section has been improved offering more protection from a stiffer bumper and the sole has been completely replaced with a slightly thicker and more protective unit. The padding around the ankle has been beefed up as well.
We like the improvements and the boot feels a bit more substantial than its predecessor - it offers more protection with little additional weight and at just over 300grams per boot it has to be on your radar if you're looking for a 3 season boot that's comfortable and won't hold you back.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear