The full leather Hi-Tec Altitude V is a good boot at a great price. The leather upper is more padded than most others, and with the high volume fit, this boot is an excellent bargain product for cold weather hiking and outdoor work. Our lead tester found these fit best with a thick winter sock. For occasional hiking trips these are good enough, but we think they're really ideal for everyday outdoor work or gardening.
The Vasque St. Elias GTX and Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX are both better performing midweight boots, as well as more comfortable and stable for backpacking and hiking. If you're considering the Altitude for its affordable price tag, take a look at our Best Buy winner instead: the Keen Targhee II Mid is a very comfortable and affordable lightweight hiker.
Check out our review of 14 of the best Men's Hiking Boots to see all our favorites, and how the Altitude V compares to each.