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Cobb Hill REVHex Women’s Boots Review

Cobb Hill’s new REVHex boots stood out because they’re designed to be comfortable and lightweight, two major considerations for travel.

Cobb Hill REVHex Women’s Boots Review

Price and Where to Buy Cobb Hill REVHex Women’s Boots: $150 at CobbHill.com

Pros: They’re light! It’s really hard to find lightweight boots, but these weigh in at an airy nine ounces each, making them the most packing-friendly boots I’ve found. But they’re also sturdy and supportive, with a wedge heel (for extra height with sure-footedness) and the same cushioning you’ll find in New Balance running shoes. I have a zero-tolerance policy for uncomfortable shoes, and these kept me happy even with all-day wear and uneven surfaces (including a walk through a field). Plus, they look great and come in brown, black, and red.

Cons: The soft, matte leather (at least in the red color) is affected by extended contact with moisture (rain, mud, etc.), so they’re probably not suited for travel to particularly snowy, rainy, or muddy places.

How Cobb Hill REVHex Women’s Boots Rate:

  • Usefulness: 10/10: They’re fashionable, comfortable, and lightweight, making them an ideal travel boot.
  • Value: 9/10. Competitively priced, these boots are well made and can rock both daytime and more casual evening looks
  • Durability: 8/10. The REVHex boots provide support on smooth and uneven surfaces, and have held up well over two months of heavy use. The leather around the front of the boot is showing slight signs of wear, which suggests these boots were not made for a trudge through mud (lesson learned).
  • Cool Factor: 9/10. They have just the right balance of personality and adaptability.

Final Verdict: These boots were made for walking … and packing light, and traveling. Nancy Sinatra finally has the sequel to her song.

Editor’s Note: Reviews are based on usefulness, portability, durability, value, and “cool factor.” Some review products are sent to us free of charge and with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions, positive and negative, and will never accept compensation to review a product. If you have any questions or comments concerning our reviews, or would like to suggest a product for review, please email us at editor@smartertravel.com.

By Christine Sarkis

There's a 95 percent chance Senior Editor Christine Sarkis is thinking about travel right now. Follow her on Instagram @postcartography and Twitter @ChristineSarkis.

Christine Sarkis is an SATW-award-winning journalist and executive editor at SmarterTravel. Her stories have also appeared on USA Today, Conde Nast Traveler, Huffington Post, and Business Insider. Her advice has been featured in dozens of print and online publications including The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, and People magazine. She has also shared travel tips on television and radio shows including Good Morning America, Marketplace, and Here & Now. Her work has been published in the anthologies Spain from a Backpack and The Best Women's Travel Writing 2008. She is currently working on a travel memoir.

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