Each month I get a lot of emails from readers asking about my camera, my travel gear, and my blogging setup, so I thought it might be helpful to write about some of my favourite products here on my blog. In my new series Travel Gear Tuesday (#TGT) I will review travel or blogging related products that I genuinely love, so not just any odd product.

Since our Everest Base Camp trek people often ask me what kind of hiking gear I use, particularly what kind of hiking boots, so I thought it might be helpful if I publish a hiking boots review of my favourite boots. I am a fairly budget conscious buyer and shop around a lot to get the best deals. Hiking boots are notoriously expensive, but are also the single most important item for any trek. Hiking boots can make or break a trek, so I was a bit apprehensive when I had to buy a pair of boots before my first big hike of the Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador a few years ago.

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When I tried on the the Atmosphere Women’s Waterproof Walking Boots from Mountain Warehouse I was in love immediately – a) because of their comfort and b) because of their price. I have notoriously difficult feet. They are quite wide and are also very sensitive, meaning I get blisters very easily. I didn’t even have to wear in these boots much, as they were comfortable immediately. To this day I have never had any blisters in these boots and I have worn them a fair bit.

trekking cotopaxi

Hiking the Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador in my Atmosphere boots

I have had my boots since 2008 and have trekked with them in the Alps, Andes, Amazon, Himalayas, Asian jungles and the Lake District. They are waterproof and incredibly sturdy. They also provide very good ankle support, which is really important for rugged terrain. Even after five years of wearing them they are still in great shape. The shoe laces have only just broken after our recent Everest Base Camp trek. But I think the fact that they have lasted for 5 years is a sign of the overall quality. I bought the boots in the UK and they cost £80 (US$ 120). When you compare that to most other boots that usually cost between £100-300, I think these are very good value for money. For my male readers I’d like to point out that Mountain Warehouse also have a version of these boots for men.

training for EBC

Training for the Everest Base Camp trek in my Atmosphere boots

during EBC trek

Everest Base Camp trek in my Atmosphere boots

trekking jungle

Jungle trekking with my Atmosphere boots

I hope you found my hiking boots review useful. If there are any products you would be interested to read about please send me an email through this website.

PS: I have not been paid by Mountain Warehouse nor have I been provided with freebies to write a positive review. I am just really impressed with the quality of these hiking boots.

About Tammyonthemove

Tammy & Chris are a couple hailing from Germany and England, meaning between them they are efficient and polite, but unable to talk about football. Find out why they stopped pushing pens around the British civil service to travel the world on their blog.

19 Thoughts on “Hiking boots review: Atmosphere boots by Mountain Warehouse

  1. These boots look awesome. The ones I have now were an impulse buy because they were on sale, and they’re not great!
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    • Tammyonthemove on August 1, 2013 at 4:34 am said:

      I am really happy with them. Yes, you have to be so careful with hiking boots. They can make or brake a hike. These ones were the perfect combination of not being too expensive, but being good quality at the same time.

  2. Those boots sound great, glad they worked out so well
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  3. Great and very interesting blog. I think it’s also an informative. Thanks for sharing.
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  4. awesome review! I’ve been looking for new boots so really excited about this!

  5. Love your blog and your hiking boots!
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  7. Great information. I love all the posts, I really enjoyed, I would like more information about this, because it is very nice, Thanks for sharing. I like the site best.
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  8. Hi, Can you please tell me which is the best light weight hiking boots for a long day hike?

    • Tammyonthemove on July 16, 2015 at 6:27 am said:

      For lightweight shoes I really like Northface’s Ultra Fast Pack series. They provide protection, but are not too heavy.

  9. I now have 2 pairs of these. I also bought a pair for my daughter. We both have high arches and you can actually feel the arch support in these shoes.

  10. Hi Tammy and Chris. Thanks for the excellent review. Wanted to know how the boots fare in terms of wicking. Do they make the feet retain sweat?
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    • Tammyonthemove on October 28, 2017 at 4:09 am said:

      They were quite good for wicking actually. You will always sweat a little bit though. I always put talcum powder on my feet before putting socks on and that helps too.

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