Side Street Style: Hiking up the Blorange in my Regatta Edgepoint boots (Review)

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15/10/2021

Hiking up the Blorange in my Regatta Edgepoint boots (Review)


Regatta boots

* I was kindly sent a pair of Regatta Ladies Edgepoint boots - this is an unpaid review and 100% my own words & thoughts


Autumn is truly upon us and it's a great time to get outdoors, enjoy nature and walks before the colder winter weather sets in. Saying that it's really important to start wearing warmer clothing such as hats, scarfs and protecting yourself from adverse weather, especially wet weather, which is why I am very excited about my new Regatta waterproof and breathable boots, plus they are super light so you can bet I'm going to get a lot of use out of them this season. 

I've been meaning to take the boys up The Blorange in the Brecon Beacons for a while as we are slowly ticking off trig points in the area and we had done a few other summits so this was next on the list and it's a great walk for younger kids and dogs (although please be a responsible dog owner), it's always a great place to test out my new boots.


Blorange


There are few different ways to walk to the trig point summit of the Blorange, we love to visit Keepers Pond where we have done wild swimming but on this occasion, as it was getting later in the day we headed up from The Fox hunters car park as the route is really direct but also takes in some different terrain and the views are incredible. 

As I said there are a few different routes including a nice circular one which takes around 2hrs, you can also head straight to the trig point from the car park which takes around 35-40mins (it can be done quicker depending on the age of your children). There are usually sheep or wild horses grazing which is amazing but do keep this in mind if you have a dog with you. My boys loved running through the heather and climbing the rocks, there is a very cool cairn at the summit along with the trig point which looks out across the Brecon Beacons. You can see across Abergavenny to Sugarloaf Mountain and The Skirrid which are another two great family-friendly hills and summit walks as well as Pen Y Fan in the distance. 


Blorange

We spent quite a while on the summit as we were in no rush to get back, in fact, we explored The Blorange until the sun started to set so it gave me a few hours to really put my Regatta boots to the test. Throughout our hike, my feet were comfortable and dry, no rubbing and due to being breathable sweat wasn't an issue either and as I said they are really light so my legs didn't feel fatigued at all. I have also put these shoes to the test by walking through a few puddles as they have been treated with ISOTEX and Hydropel waterproofing and they really work. 


Regatta boots


What is really impressive about the Regatta Edgepoint boot is the price point - you get a lot of tech especially as they are currently on sale at £48.95 and will keep you adventure-ready throughout the year. The padded collar, tongue and moulded footbed means you stay comfortable all-day and the outsole has long-lasting slip resistance which is perfect for rugged terrain and on top of that they are also Vegan which is fantastic. 

Personally, I always prefer hiking shoes and boots over wellies, they are warmer and more supportive and better for different terrains and we often make sure our children have the right clothing for the outdoors but we also need to make sure we as parents do as well. Have you been on any hikes or walks lately?


Brecon Beacons

10 comments:


  1. When it comes to hiking, the right shoe is essential to have a good grip on the ground and not suffer from sore feet. Nice design then!

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  2. I love Regatta brand and often own their jackets and clothes but never tried purchasing their boots. These look great and I can't wait to try one as well

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  3. It's tough finding the right shoe for long hours of outdoor activity but these sound like a great fit.

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  4. This looks like a great pair of shoes. I am not familiar with the Regatta brand but these sound wonderful.

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  5. I really love the style of these walking boots. The look perfect for me. Even better that they are waterproof.

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  6. Ooh, I wonder if those are available in the US? We do a lot of hiking with Cub Scouts and I need some good shoes for it.

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  7. Those are actually very cool looking. Often hiking boots are very chunky and "ugly" but these are nice.

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  9. These are great boots for a hike. I've been looking for a new pair, I'll take a look.

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  10. These sound like really useful and sturdy shoes.

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