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Berghaus Fellmaster Ridge GTX walking boot

You're after a versatile boot for all kinds of walks. Can the Fellmaster GTX cope with tough terrain as well as the easygoing stuff? Daniel Graham puts a pair to the test in the Welsh hills

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
Grey nubuck walking boots

Our review

This all-rounder is great for walking on hills and other terrain, all year round
Pros: Waterproof
Cons: High collar may be uncomfortable

Berghaus Fellmaster Ridge GTX walking boot

RRP £170


First impressions

Sturdy and handsome, the Fellmaster Ridge GTX ticks all the boxes. Smart nubuck leather uppers provide durability and support.

Are they waterproof?

The natural water-repellency of the nubuck uppers can be topped up with a spray-on treatment available from outdoor shops. If moisture makes it through the uppers, the boots are lined with Gore-Tex, making them 100% waterproof and breathable.


These quite spacious boots will suit regular to wide feet. The collar is quite high; if you feel rubbing around the ankle, drop the laces down one eyelet or lace them backwards (without crossing over on the final eyelet) before tying.

How do they feel?

Initially feeling a little boxy, the boots soon settle in and after one or two strolls it feels as if you have owned them for years – the super-soft footbed helps.

Considering the size and high-performing ankle support, the Fellmaster Ridge feels pretty light, a real advantage when moving quickly up and down uneven slopes.

Will suit…

A great all-rounder; this is a good quality boot sold at a relatively moderate price, that will keep your feet dry and comfortable in most UK environments. Reviewed by Daniel Graham. 

Facts at a glance:

  • Uppers: Nubuck
  • Outsole: Anti-clogging Vibram
  • Waterproofing: Gore-Tex membrane
  • Fitting: One size – regular to wide
  • Weight (pair): 1.3kg

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Also consider:

Scarpa Rush TRK GTX hiking boots

RRP £200

The Rush TRK GTX is another capable all-rounder that keeps your feet comfortable even on long treks. Despite the tough uppers, they are pleasingly light at 555g per boot. The ankle collars supportive, the outsole grippy, toe protection substantial, and the Gore-Tex lining waterproof. If you’d like to know more, read our full-length review.


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