Kayland Zephyr lightweight hiking boots were released last year and have gained kudos as one of the best hikers available.
The Kayland Zephyr boots get high marks for the breathable eVent waterproofing, which allows you to keep your feet dry without suffocating them. We also found the traction to be excellent, even on a variety of surfaces, from wet rock to mud to dry trails. Arch support was very good, and the boots themselves are light, meaning no leaden legs on long hikes.
The Kayland Zephyr is billed a rugged option for hikers, and they are comfortable enough and tough enough to be used on everything from casual hikes to climbing.
Kayland’s boots are engineered in Italy and not always found in retail locations. But Internet retailers, such as Amazon, sell the Kayland Zephyr for about $200.