EDIT: OWNER REVIEW - Nevado Greylock Hiking Boots
- Hi TJ,
Thanks for the review. It's a nice start and with a few changes will
make a nice addition to the BGT collection. I've made my edit comments
below as well as some suggestions for the kind of additional
information that will help take this review to the next level.
Once you've made the changes, please repost it to the group with
REPOST in the subject line so I can pick it up and give it another
look before providing the info you'll need to upload it to BGT.
Again, thanks for the good work on this review.
--- In BackpackGearTest@yahoogroups.com, "flfyrmn" <tj@l...> wrote:
> Owner Review
> Nevado's Greylock Light Hiker Men's Boots
### "Nevados" is not possessive
> Height: 5'10" (1.78 meters)
### 5' 10" -- please separate your measurements so they're easier to
read. Also, "m" instead of meters to be consistent with the use of
other unit abbreviations (like "lbs" and "kg" below).
> Date: 10 September, 2004
### Please change this to August 30, 2004
> longer trips in the near future. My feet are just wider than normal
> width, but not quite a wide width for shoes. I also have slightly
> higher than normal arches, but not to the point of needing
> additional arch support.
### Do you know if you have high-volume or low-volume feet? I'd guess
high-volume based on your description of your width/arches.
> Product information
> a. Manufacturer Nevados
### Actually I believe AVIA makes these
> b. Year of manufacture 2004
> c. No manufacturer URL
### This would be www.avia.com although I can't find the shoe on their
site, a Google of "nevados greylock" shows them as AVIA shoes.
> d. Listed weight not listed
> e. Weight as delivered 2 lb 11 oz. (1.23 kg)
### Is that per shoe or per pair? Delete the . after "oz" as we don't
use them in unit abbreviations (see the unit abbreviation section of
the Conversion tool on backpackgeartest.org for more unit abbreviation
> f. Purchase Price - $24.95
### We don't list purchase prices, just MSRPs. If you don't have one
(& I couldn't find one), then leave it as "MSRP: unknown". You can
always refer to how much you paid within the text of the review.
> f. Product description. A great hiking boot for you by Nevados,
> the Greylock Light men's boot, which offers comfort and support. The
### I believe it is "by AVIA, the Nevados Greylock Light Hiker"
> solid rubber cupsole makes this boot sturdy and durable, allowing
> you to trek through all types of terrain.
### If this is a quote from the mfg website or a product hangtag (or
someone else's website like Amazon's or Dick's where I found this
quote), then put it in quotes and refer to the source. Otherwise
rewrite to eliminate the use of "you" as you're projecting -- this
boot will not allow *me* to trek through all types of terrain...I need
a boot with ankle support in the mountains or I turn my feet & abuse
### Are these low-tops, high-tops, all leather, boot type or trail
shoe type of "boots"?
> Field Information
> Location tested I have worn these boots through a wide variety of
> far, and they are still in excellent shape.
### What kind of weather conditions -- rain? snow? dry? What kind of
> The Nevado Greylocks were comfortable out of the box. I wear them
> with wool hiking socks, which in my opinion adds a bit of cushioning
### What kind of wool hiking socks? Lightweight hikers? Medium or
> insole; however I prefer to use the socks for this. The boots have
> a tread pattern that is similar to that of the Vasque boots I'm more
### Are these Vibram soles?
> The Nevados also perform well when traveling though marshy areas,
> not allowing my feet to become too wet from the unavoidable puddles
> in these locations. Of course, this could also be fixed by applying
> a nikwax coating which I plan to do in the near future. I have
### This is confusing. What is Nikwax (check your capitalization by
the way) going to do to "fix" your shoes from keeping your feet from
becoming too wet? Is it going to let them get wet? Your first sentence
says the shoes keep your feet from becoming too wet and then you say
you're going to fix that. I think you mean something different than
you're saying here.
> noticed throughout my use of these boots that they are a bit
> difficult to keep tightened down properly. I've tried a couple
> different lacing methods, but they still don't seem to hold quite
### What were these different methods? What kind of knots have you used?
> For the price, the Nevados are in my opinion a great deal. They are
> fairly comfortable right out of the box as long as you wear thick
### "as long as I wore"
> socks. The tread pattern handles a wide variety of terrains nicely,
> and with proper treating before venturing out the boots should
> handle a fair amount of moisture as well. For anyone looking for an
> inexpensive boot that handles well in most conditions, I'd recommend
> the Nevados.
### A few more questions you could answer -- what kind of construction
are they...fabric, leather, all leather, leather with fabric breathing
panels? How much of an arch is there in the stock insole? What kind of
laces are they...do they loosen because they're slippery? Do they just
not hold a knot? Do they stretch with use? Any idea what the sole is
made of? Any issues with wear -- fabric abrasions, fraying, stitching
coming out, sole delaminations from the uppers, nosepiece scuffing,
etc.? How do they handle stains? How easily are they to clean? How do
you clean them? How long do they take to dry after getting wet? How do
they smell? Do they pick up odors and not let them go? Adding this
kind of information will help make this review more useful to our readers.