Made for civilians, this camping and hunting equipment has proven itself combat-worthy
Scarpa Kailash GTX
I wore a lot of different footwear over the years, depending on the mission and the environment. But if there was one pair of boots that came with me everywhere, it was Scarpa’s Kailash GTX. With their Gortex lining and Vibram soles, these boots are strong, fast, light, weatherproof and, last but not least, durable. I grabbed a pair off the shelf five years ago without thinking much about it and I still use them today. The only major wear and tear is a little peeling of the sole near the toe—my fault for getting a little too close to a fire. And I’ve replaced the laces with some 550 cord. The bottom line? If you want boots that can take everything you throw at ’em and ask for seconds, get a pair of these bad boys. I’m getting another pair—if my current boots ever die.