Inov-8's Roclite 325 is an ultralight hiking boot offering good support and protection, available in a waterproof Gore-tex version (Roclite 325 GTX) or a super breathable non-Goretex version (Roclite 325).
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 replace the Roclite 286's and come in both Gore-tex (waterproof) and Non-Gore-tex (not waterproof) versions. 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 Ultralight Outdoor Gear