If you’re looking for a lightweight hiking shoe with a distinctive look that offers performance, read my full review of the Haix Black Eagle Adventure 2.1 GTX.
What is it?
Black Eagle Adventure 2.1 GTX € 99.90
Overall rating (3.5 / 5)
- Non-slip sole
- Waterproof GORE-TEX® membrane
- Elastic and cushioning midsole
- Resistant to heat and cold
- Metal-free and extremely light
What we thought
When they arrived I was a little surprised by the rather loud color, a bright electric blue color, but as someone who likes to stand out, I really liked the bold styling.
The Haix Black Eagle Adventure 2.1 GTX hiking shoes look more like sneakers and definitely feel exceptionally light when worn.
They looked really big when I first took them out of the box, but at a UK size of 10.5 they turned out to be the perfect fit. After spending a few months walking in them, I can safely say that there are two things I really like about them.
They are Gore-Tex and therefore extremely waterproof and I trudged happily through puddles and over muddy fields in the country and they held up really well. The other thing I really like is how cushioned and comfortable they feel.
OK, I lied, there is actually a third thing I really like and that is the cool, quick lacing system. One good jerk and they’ll tighten without the need to lace them.
The hiking boots withstand mud and rain well
There is never anything more annoying than a new pair of hiking boots or shoes that need to be broken in and are not immediately comfortable, but the Haix Black Eagle Adventure 2.1 shoes are very comfortable.
- Good overall quality
- The express train lacing system works well
- Bright and vibrant colors that make them stand out, but there is also a more subtle olive green color
- Casual looks in trainer style
- Good waterproofness
- Good stability on wet, muddy ground with excellent grip
- Nice and light so they can be easily packed for on the go
- Lack of ankle support, so better for casual walks
practicability 3.5 / 5
Overall rating (3.5 / 5)
While I think I would have preferred the more subtle olive green color, it makes a decent pair of hiking boots that offer great levels of comfort and water resistance. They are light and ideal for nature walks, with good grip that works well even in muddy conditions.
As with all trainer-style hiking boots, you forego a bit of ankle support and stability. However, if you’re looking for a versatile shoe that looks more like a trainer and performs well, the Haix Black Eagle Adventure 2.1 GTX is a great choice.
DISCLOSURE | Many thanks to Haix, who gave us the presented product for testing. We weren’t paid to write this review.
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Mark is the newest member of the Camping with Style team and is spending as much time as possible in the great outdoors. Mark firmly believes in the healing power of nature and feels at home among the trees. When he’s not quite zen-like, he often climbs things.
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