Greg asked "Roleigh, Your review seems to be the only one on this boot on the internet with any detail. Wonder why. I'd appreciate knowing two things about this boot. One, is it overkill for light day hikes or does it cover light to moderate hikes well in terms of flexibility and stability? Two, the liner is Cambrelle. No Gore-tex or eVent in this model apparently. How well does it keep your feet dry from sweat and outside moisture? Thank you!"
These might be a little "overkill" for day hiking- if your day hiking in pretty rough terrain then maybe not.
I got back from a four trip w/ them, covering a wide variety of terrain- easy trail to not so easy off trail and I'm impressed w/ the boots. As mentioned there is no membrane w/ these boots, so getting your feet wet is more likely, the flip side is once wet they dry relatively quickly. These boots breath wonderfully and never got hot (despite some rather warm temps and some rather steep grades). It's possible as my load gets even lighter (I'm at a 12-13 # base) that I may go to let a lighter boot, but as posted above these weigh almost half what previous boots do and it's obvious on the trail- maybe more importantly I don't feel like I'm giving up anything in the rougher stuff w/ these boots- they offer lots of support and plenty stiff.
Maybe not the choice for many UL/SUL, but if your more in the LW camp, approaching UL- these may be the cat's pajama's :)