Summer Scout Camps – Salomon X Ultra Boots Review
Aside from being a travel blogger, a vast amount of my life is dedicated to running three sections within a scouts group. I love the great outdoors and getting children out and enjoying mother nature is one of my real passions. The saying “there is no such thing as bad weather, just wrong clothing” is one you will hear me sharing with my scouts and their parents all the time. This summer we are taking lots of adventures over the UK and with the start of the British summertime, you know that rain will inevitably follow. So when making a list of things I required for our summer adventures, waterproof boots were really high on my list.
Our summer outdoor adventures
What to do look for in outdoor boots
In addition to scouting activities, as a family, we do a fair amount of walking but never in mountains. So I decided I didn’t need a full-size boot but my requirements were a mid-sized boot, lightweight, comfortable and most importantly waterproof. The last pair of boots I had fitted all the requirements except for being breathable and waterproof. Doc loves Goretex products and raves about the material so it a must for him that the boot which I choose should be Goretex. After trawling through a number of outdoor shops and online a found a perfect pair, the Salomon X Ultra 2 GTX boots from Millet Sports.
What did I think of the Salomon X Ultra 2 boots?
The boots are lovely and really comfortable. Throughout our camps, I rarely have a chance to sit down so having comfy footwear is a must. The boots were really lightweight which makes them ideal for camping, not just for wearing but also if I am carrying them if I packed them in my rucksack. Lots of the walking boots often feel really formal, dark colours but these shoes had almost sports / fitness trainer feel to them so would be perfect for daily wear. Throughout the Jamboree it rained, often for hours on end, and we were outdoors throughout the whole time. The boots were amazing, completely waterproof and durable even in really awful weather/terrain conditions. one of my favourite thing about the boots was the fact they didn’t have laces and the pull string idea was perfect and it is surprising more shoes don’t use them (especially for children) The sizing is a little small, I usually fit between a 7 – 8 but I got a size 8 which was a perfect fit especially if you are wearing thicker socks in winter. The cost of the Salomon walking boots is on par with other good branded boots and really good value for money based on the performance this summer I think they will last for a long time. Overall, I was really impressed with the shoes, the waterproof element alone was more than enough to justify the cost.
I was sent the boots to review, but I only ever accept items for review which I would purchase myself and views are all honest and my own
As a Beaver leader it was nice to read a fellow blogger’s review mention they also lead in a Scout section. I just got new walking trainers/boots to use during my leading and I much prefer them than full height boots.