IR Teva Ossagon Mid eVent Boots - David Heyting
- Here is my IR for the Teva Ossagon Mid Boots
Thanks for the edits
Teva Ossagon Mid Event Shoes
November 24, 2008 Initial Report
Name: David Heyting
Height: 6' 0", 1.83 m
Weight: 205 lb, 93 kg
City, State, Country: Snoqualmie, Washington, USA
I have been hiking and backpacking for over 15 years. A great deal
of the backpacking that I do is related to mountaineering and rock
climbing in the Pacific Northwest. When not climbing, I'm a hiker
that tries to go light in order to push more miles. My main areas of
exploration are the Washington Central and North Cascades, but have
done lots of hiking in the British Columbia Coastal Range as well as
the Oregon Cascades. I am also an avid adventure racer and compete
in several races each year ranging from 2 hours up to several days in
Model: Ossagon Mid Event
Size: 13 US
Listed Weight: 1.1 lbs / .48 kg
Measured Weight: 1.4 lbs / .60 kg
MSRP: $120.00 US
Color: Black (also comes in brown)
The Teva Ossagon Mid Event hiking boots feature a full grain and
suede leather upper that is coated with Scotchguard for added stain
protection. The boots are lined with an eVent waterproof breathable
lining that makes the boots waterproof. The boot has a padded tongue
that is fully connected to the boot, to keep the boot waterproof.
The shoes also uses the Teva Wraptor technology by having webbing
straps running through the sole of the shoe that are then threaded by
the laces. This means that the boots should provide a very snug
fit. The lacing system is pretty standard and features one hook on
the mid section of the boot. The boot has eyelets at the bottom of
the lacing system.
The sole is constructed of a non-marking Spider XC material. That
features a moderately aggressive lug pattern. The shoe also comes
equipped with an Ortholite sock liner for added comfort and support.
November 24, 2008
The first thing that I have noticed is just how soft the eVent liner
is. On all of the other shoes I have owned that feature a waterproof
membrane, the lining is very course and rough. The eVent liner is
incredible soft and comfortable. The outer leather fabric is also
very soft to the touch. My hope is that the softness of both of
these will contribute to a more comfortable fit.
The sole seems to be fairly flexible, which I would think would add
to the comfort level of the boots. However this can also be
disadvantageous based upon the outdoor activity. The lacing system
is easy to use and I was able to get a nice snug fit, with minimal
effort. The way that webbing as part of the Wraptor technology works
into the shoe is very impressive. Given a choice, I probably would
have wanted to see a slightly more aggressive trend on the bottom of
In putting on the shoes, I have found them to be quite comfortable.
I am a user of secondary footbeds, such as Sole, thus I plan on
putting a footbed in the shoe during most of the testing. However
based on the initial comfort that I feel while wearing the boots, I
will also do some trips with the standard Ortholite insoles.
Initial things I like and Dislike:
Likes: The softness of the eVent fabric
Dislikes: It seems like the boots could have used two eyelets on the
upper section for better lacing.
This concludes my Initial Report; please check back in two months for
my long-term report.
Thank you to both BackPackGearTest and to Teva for this fantastic
opportunity to test the Ossagon Mid Boots.