A solid shoe, with plenty of protection and a reasonable price tag
We started this test back in mild autumn weather, and the MX180 was the first boot we tried, as it seemed to be the least cumbersome and hot.
With a waterproof liner, it was a superb boot in wet conditions but, as the cold weather started to bite in November, it soon became apparent it was more than capable when the temperature dropped too.
It doesn’t have the high ankle protection of some, but that didn’t seem to cause too many problems other than when we hit puddles a little too fast and water sprayed over the top.
It rode superbly and that aggressive sole handled just about any trail condition we trekked through, with the Ice Lock tread sticking to most surfaces, no matter how greasy.
Unfortunately we had trouble with the Boa fastener sticking on both boots, something we had never encountered before with this excellent system. Before long they were virtually unusable, so a few calls were made and they were quickly replaced.
The good news is they are covered by a lifetime warranty, so even a few years down the line you should still be able to call on the Boa.
Overall, a solid shoe, with plenty of protection and a reasonable price tag.