After a pair of one if the above. Whichever fits best obviously. But toying with whether to get the gtx version. Only times they'll get wet is wet grass approaches or the odd unseen puddle. In heavy rain id wear boots. How waterproof have people found the standard version. Don't want feet to sweat like mad in gtx ones if there's not much need.
I have the Scarpa's, never got wet feet in them even when gardening in the rain.
I have the non gtx mescalitos and I find that they do get wet if it rains much or through prolonged walking through very wet grass. Once wet they stay wet as they are quite thick. To be fair nikwaxing them might help which I haven’t done. But for the U.K. if I were buying again I’d personally get the gtx version.
Have you looked at the TX Guide? I've just got a pair and very impressed. Great luggy soles for UK grass.
have the mid cut version of the tx4, in rain and puddles feet tend to stay dry but bog does eventually soak in, gaitors help
I have had a few pairs of TX4s both gtx and normal. There is definitely a noticeable difference with the non gtx letting the water in with moderate rain or walking on wet ground and it doesn take a while for them to dry out. Not sure what I would go for again, probably gtx for the extra cosyness factor (not fussed about feet getting too warm). I find the tx4s are more expensive than the equivalent 5ten/scrapa shoe but are much harder wearing so last mush longer.
I've had a pair of non-gtx Mescalito for about 18 months. Best things I've ever had on my feet. Well built but very precise and nimble and comfortable for long mountain days. Excellent on rock and not at all sweaty. Found them ok in dewy grass but get wet in rain - probably through the tongue area. That's when I'll use boots.
I'm on my second pair of TX4s. The main problem for rain ingress is the fabric tongue. The high rand and the suede upper which readily takes nikwax suedeproof make them pretty good in wet grass: much better than mixed leather/fabric boots.
I will get a third pair when this current pair wears out, even if I have to pay full price; first pair cost £88 with DofE leader's discount. Then Brexit happened...
I’ve got the gtx versions and was concerned about sweaty feet, but it’s not been a problem at all. I think the low cut aids ventilation
Non Gore Tex just doesn't make sense in the UK in my opinion, unless you're trail running. I only understood the euro manufacturers choice to not use membranes when I moved to Germany and suddenly didn't need it for 98% of the season. Comparably in the UK I'd have wet feet constantly.
I've got the GTX version. I think they are ideal for uk conditions. They haven't felt too hot or sweaty in my experience.
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