Gear Review: AKU Pilgrim Hi Combat GTX Hiking Boot

I have struggled for years to find the right boot for off-trail, backcountry elk hunting trips, and I think I finally found what I’ve been looking for with this AKU boot. These boots fit like a light-weight hiking boot but offer exceptional foot and ankle support for walking off-trail in steep, rugged country.

The Pilgrim boot has been a UK Army combat boot for years in Europe, and the boot’s features cross over to hunting like a dream. The upper is made with AKU’s Air8000 breathable nylon and full grain leather, with a Gore-Tex liner and Vibram sole that has a high-toe spring for miles of comfortable walking.

MSRP: $229-249.

AKU Pilgrim Combat GTX Boot
AKU Pilgrim Combat GTX Boot

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