Berghaus Women’s Expeditor Ridge 2.0 Boots Review

9.5 Total Score

Berghaus Women’s Expeditor Ridge 2.0 Waterproof Walking Boots are the boots to take when walking your dog in the park, but also take the challenges of hiking on the weekends. They’re tough and ready to take a beat, no matter where that beat takes you.


PROS:
  • They have a rugged build.
  • The footwear provides stability and traction on mud and wet trails alike.
  • The footwear looks tough but has a subtle modern feel too.

CONS:
  • The boots are a tad narrow.
  • They’re not as lightweight as expected.


Last updated on October 19, 2020 4:40 pm

When you think about hiking boots, the image of rugged,  rough, and durable boots is the first to come to mind. It’s the case of Berghaus Women’s Expeditor Ridge 2.0 Waterproof Walking Boots that have the rugged appearance and toughness of hiking boots, but come with build and features that make them fit for less challenging walks too.

Who is Berghaus?

Despite the german-sound name, Berghaus Limited is a British company. The company was created in the late 60s by experienced mountaineers and hikers. Peter Lockey and Gordon Davis put together the company addressing passionate climbers and hikers.

In the beginning, the company would import and distribute outdoor products, and it was only 1972 when the company began to manufacture its products. Today, Berghau’s footwear, accessories, and clothing are a reliable name for many hikers.

What features recommend Berghaus Women’s Expeditor Ridge 2.0 Waterproof Walking Boots for hiking?

Berghaus Women’s Expeditor Ridge 2.0 Waterproof Walking Boots are made with fantastic technology, and you can easily see in every detail of the boots. The footwear looks rugged but also acts rough and tough on both well-maintained and less traveled paths. Berghaus Women’s Expeditor Ridge 2.0 Waterproof Walking Boots are made with robust leather upper that won’t request a break-in. Even if it’s tough leather that takes intense wear, the boots will feel comfortable right away, with little to no risk for blistering or hot points. Moreover, the leather is scuff resistant, and it’s made in a tannery with certification from the leatherworking grip for the environmental performance.

Your feet will remain dry throughout your hiking due to the aq waterproof lining. Not only that, the lining doesn’t allow water to get inside the boots but also helps moisture escape away from your feet. The shoes provide waterproof wear, no matter when or where you take them.

Hikers know that many features in hiking boots count for comfort, and the ability to absorb shock from impact is one of them. Berghaus Women’s Expeditor Ridge 2.0 Waterproof Walking Boots come with EVA midsole that offers excellent cushioning while absorbing shock. The build of the boots will also create excellent arch support so that pressure on the foot is reduced while hiking. The OrthoLite footbed completes the performance of the midsole, improving comfort. It’s a soft footbed that doesn’t encourage sweat.

The tongue goes up in the front, and it’s slightly padded for more comfort in the ankle area. The collar is softly cushioned too, which is why the boots protect the ankle while hiking. The fiber lining doesn’t get hot, so the risk of moisture to build up in the ankle zone is minor. The heel cup is well made, so the risk of heel shifting inside the boots is low. With both the ankle and the heel being protected and supported, it makes sense why the shoes are reliable for hiking.

The lacing system is effective and comes with two metal hooks at the top for more durability so that you may tie the laces according to your needs for the best fit. The toe room may not be as spacious as typical, as boots have a relatively narrow design. However, the tip is rigid and protects the toe in case of impact and upon descendings.

The grip is essential when hiking, but you shouldn’t worry about Berghaus Women’s Expeditor Ridge 2.0 Waterproof Walking Boots. They feature a tough grip with mainly made Opti-Stud soles. The sole is one of a kind and patented by Berghaus so that you maintain stability on slippery and challenging trails. The boots’ tip will bite various surfaces, and the Berghaus Women’s Expeditor Ridge 2.0 Waterproof Walking Boots ensure stability and traction on both dry and wet surfaces. Muddy or wet trails won’t be a problem when wearing the Berghaus Women’s Expeditor Ridge 2.0 Waterproof Walking Boots.

The boots rock a rugged and subtle appearance that you may overlook when shopping around. However, they come with subtle details for a more attractive look. The patterned build on the upper body’s sides gives the boots a modern yet modest feel.

The Berghaus outdoor performance footwear on top of the tongue and the subtle stamp on the heel’s back are the only accents of the boots. However, many hikers will choose Berghaus Women’s Expeditor Ridge 2.0 Waterproof Walking Boots strictly for their clean appearance. They rather stand out with reliable performance and not with the looks.

Which features impressed us the most? Would we change something in the boots?

Berghaus Women’s Expeditor Ridge 2.0 Waterproof Walking Boots are loaded with positive features, and listing the most significant ones is quite a tricky task. Here’s what we like the most about the boots:

  • They have a rugged build.
  • They’re made with scuff resistant leather.
  • The leather is soft and takes intense use of hiking or walking.
  • The boots feature the patented Opti-Stud sole, proprietary to berghaus
  • The footwear provides stability and traction on mud and wet trails alike.
  • The boots come with waterproof and breathable lining.
  • The midsole is shock absorbent and padded.
  • The footwear looks tough but has a subtle modern feel too.

We’re not worried about the downsides, since they’re inherent and minor:

  • The boots are a tad narrow.
  • They’re not as lightweight as expected.

Should you buy the boots or not?

Berghaus Women’s Expeditor Ridge 2.0 Waterproof Walking Boots are a good buy on any given day, no matter if you plan to walk in the park or go on a hike every Sunday. They have a less noticeable look but make a dependable choice for hiking in the muddy and wet trails anytime.

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