Columbia Peakfreak XCRSN Xcel Outdry – Not very comfortable, but the shoe is sturdy, water proof indeed and good looking.

Fit as expected, very comfortable and they look good. They feel very high quality and durable.

I did the tap test and held them under the water stream for five minutes. They are rugged yet light weight. They feel like trainers on steroids. If you’re looking for an alternative to hiking boots these are it. Waterproof and breathable, rugged yet light. I am a uk size 9 in all footwear. I ordered the uk 9 but had to return them for a uk 8.

Nice enough a little too big but would fit well with 2 pairs of socks.

  • so wanted something that’s like a cross between the two
  • Totally recommended
  • Great walking trekking shoe

Very comfortable , waterproof and very cozy.

One of the best pairs of shoes/trainers i have every owned, very comfortable.

Features of Columbia Peakfreak XCRSN Xcel Outdry, Men Multisport Outdoor Shoes

  • OutDry waterproof, breathable construction
  • Textile with welded synthetic overlays provide support and protection
  • Outer Material: Synthetic
  • Inner Material: Textile
  • Sole: Gum Rubber
  • Closure: Lace-Up
  • Shoe Width: Normal

Used for dog walks in the woods and parks. Excellent water protection but the ankle area is very hard and occasionally you feel it but for normal walking, with a normal dog these are great and would recommend – the sole is nice and flexible too.

I would recommemd these to anyone. Bought them for walking up snowdon and they were perfect. Kept my feet dry and are extremely comfy. There’s really none ed to wear them in, but i did for a week at work because i didn’t want to take them off.

These shoes are fantastici bought these shoes a week before i went to scotland on a hiking and camping trip, didn’t wear them until the trip and didn’t any blisters or discomfort the whole time away. We did some serious walking over mountains and difficult terrain but they held up perfectly, plus these shoes are really waterproof. A must have for any walker/hiker.

I didn’t yet put it on real work but fits great and very nice looking.

Bought these as a christmas present to myself for walking an energetic spaniel through the countryside. Even during this incredibly wet winter they have kept my feet bone dry through standing water and thick mud as well as heavy rain. They dry pretty quickly and have been ready to go again after a good brushing off. Excellent grip and comfortable too. Paid £50 for them and definitely worth it.

Excellent, i enjoyed the waterproof function and i usually to wear during raining days.

Plenty of room, better fit than other cheaper makes, comfortable when walking.

Really impressed with these i am going to say light hiking shoes as they have very good grips and good heel and foot support the fit was just right for me, they have a water protection system that i have tested yet, but value for money these really impressed me as for around £45 your hard pushed to find anything as good as these.

Where i live there’s a lot of clay which makes walking when it’s wet a bit challenging. I’ve found walking boots make my feet sore and trainers have no grip on the slippery mud, so wanted something that’s like a cross between the two. These peakfreak are pretty much perfect: they’re light, have great grippy soles and are apparently waterproof. 5 as i normally wear 9-10 and they fit a little large, so i would probably have been better of with the 9. So far no complaints: look good, comfortable and grippy. Not had an opportunity to test the waterproof claim yet. Edit: only complaint after 9 months of wear is that the laces come undone really easily. One a two hour walk i’ll find myself retying the laces two or three times which is really annoying. I know i could double knot them but i like to be able to get shoes on and off quickly.

I noticed on other reviews the shoes were a little on the narrow side fit, so i knew they would be a good fit for a lady with slightly wider fitting ladies shoe size 🙂 extremely pleased to find they are actually water and gorsebrush proof as i live on west cumbrias coastline. Very comfortable and supportive shoe. I haven’t needed my orthotic support insoles with these shoes. This is a first for me in about 5 years since i had a severe sprain. I will definitely stick to these shoes from now on, as long as the company carry on making them to these specs.

Very comfortable from the off, and lovely and light.

Have now used them in a tropical climate for over a year and they have performed excellent & still look good. High quality materials, easy to clean down. Really breathable yet shower resistant. Gave me very confident footing when mountain walking and climbing – good tread pattern. Comfortable all day long and feel sturdy but not heavy.

Did the run it under the tap test and it’s dry as a bone. For me, i found these shoes to be comfortable and the sole provides good grip. I go hiking over flat terrain in these though i still switch back to the hiking boots for mountain hikes which offer more ankle support. Despite being waterproof, it breathes pretty well too and looks cool in the red. I paid under £50 for these.

Bought for my husband who is very fussy. He is very pleased to get these shoes at such a good price. They are very comfortable and waterproof. Could not believe how quickly they arrived.

Early days, but seems to be a good fit and shoe.

I would say the shoe is a bit wide and i have to tie them tight. I will try an insoul the shoes looks well made thou.

Amazon at first sent just the left shoe. This was easily resolved by returning this and a new pair was sent. I take a size 8 and these fit me fine, with enough room to allow for wearing thick socks. I bought these shoes for everyday casual use for the winter and have been fine so far, having worn them about 7 or 8 times. Well made and sturdy, they are not particularly comfortable or uncomfortable to wear but most importantly keep my feet warm and dry, have worn them in the rain a few times and they have kept my feet dry. It is sturdy but the grip is not great on some surfaces, even when it’s dry. I wouldn’t let this deter you from buying them though. All in all, well recommended for everyday winter use.

My brother found these comfortable, supportive and he’s very happy with them.

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Columbia Peakfreak XCRSN Xcel Outdry, Men Multisport Outdoor Shoes
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5.0 of 5 stars, based on 56 reviews

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  1. Size: 10 UKColour: Black (Black/Lux 011) Verified Purchase says:
    Probably the best shoes i ever hadsuper comfortablesuper traction and grip control on any terrain (except pure ice). Great for any weather condition due to outdry techmy feet were completely dry and warm (2pairs of sock , one of them woven) after 4 hours in the snow and -15degree c. 2018the water starts to penetrate above the fingers.
  2. Size: 10 UKColour: Black (Black/Lux 011) Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Columbia Peakfreak XCRSN Xcel Outdry, Men Multisport Outdoor Shoes

    Probably the best shoes i ever hadsuper comfortablesuper traction and grip control on any terrain (except pure ice). Great for any weather condition due to outdry techmy feet were completely dry and warm (2pairs of sock , one of them woven) after 4 hours in the snow and -15degree c. 2018the water starts to penetrate above the fingers.
  3. Size: 10 UKColour: Black (Black/Lux 011) Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Columbia Peakfreak XCRSN Xcel Outdry, Men Multisport Outdoor Shoes

    Comfortable pair of walking shoes unfortunately not waterproof.
    • Size: 10 UKColour: Black (Black/Lux 011) Verified Purchase says:
      Comfortable pair of walking shoes unfortunately not waterproof.
      • Size: 10 UKColour: Black (Black/Lux 011) Verified Purchase says:
        I could not source a half size other than on the net. Size down was too tight and size up a boat. Thanks amzaon for providing the option.
  4. Size: 10 UKColour: Black (Black/Lux 011) Verified Purchase says:
    I could not source a half size other than on the net. Size down was too tight and size up a boat. Thanks amzaon for providing the option.
    • Anonymous says:
      About to buy my 4th pair of these trail shoes. I have broad feet (am a female) and the men’s shoes fit perfectly. They do start of waterproof, but i have to say that does not last, although as this was not the reason i bought them i am not concerned. I run on the south downs in them in both very muddy, wet conditions and dry as dust summer conditions and they have great traction. I have also run trail races in mountains in europe and can wear them for hours on, they are so comfortable.
      • Anonymous says:
        About to buy my 4th pair of these trail shoes. I have broad feet (am a female) and the men’s shoes fit perfectly. They do start of waterproof, but i have to say that does not last, although as this was not the reason i bought them i am not concerned. I run on the south downs in them in both very muddy, wet conditions and dry as dust summer conditions and they have great traction. I have also run trail races in mountains in europe and can wear them for hours on, they are so comfortable.
  5. Size: 7.5 UKColour: Orange (Bonfire/Treasure 846) Verified Purchase says:
    Did few good days in them on the trails, and after all i have to say that im happy with those shoes.
    • Size: 7.5 UKColour: Orange (Bonfire/Treasure 846) Verified Purchase says:
      Did few good days in them on the trails, and after all i have to say that im happy with those shoes.
      • Size: 11 UKColour: Black (Black/Lux 011) Verified Purchase says:
        Very comfortable for long walks. The sole is very long lasting but the cover mesh doesn’t last as long.
  6. Size: 11 UKColour: Black (Black/Lux 011) Verified Purchase says:
    Very comfortable for long walks. The sole is very long lasting but the cover mesh doesn’t last as long.
    • Size: 6 UKColour: Black (Black/Lux 011) Verified Purchase says:
      After 4 weeks of just normal day to day use, the soles had completely worn away and they started letting in water. Poor quality and a complete waste of money. This was the first columbia product i had ever bought and it will be the last.
  7. Size: 6 UKColour: Black (Black/Lux 011) Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Columbia Peakfreak XCRSN Xcel Outdry, Men Multisport Outdoor Shoes

    After 4 weeks of just normal day to day use, the soles had completely worn away and they started letting in water. Poor quality and a complete waste of money. This was the first columbia product i had ever bought and it will be the last.
  8. Size: 14 UKColour: Grey (Chartreuse/Light Grey 380) Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Columbia Peakfreak XCRSN Xcel Outdry, Men Multisport Outdoor Shoes

    I would say on the large wide size of 14 which is great for me with wide feet.
    • Size: 14 UKColour: Grey (Chartreuse/Light Grey 380) Verified Purchase says:
      I would say on the large wide size of 14 which is great for me with wide feet.
  9. Size: 10.5 UKColour: Black (Black/Lux 011) Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Columbia Peakfreak XCRSN Xcel Outdry, Men Multisport Outdoor Shoes

    Have a new pair of adidas brushwood but after a couple of days still finding them very tight (as a size 11) and too firm on the sole, so saw these and have tried a size 10. 5 based on the reviews and they feel like putting a pair of slippers on. Very comfy, give on the width, far more cushioning and waterproof too.
    • Size: 10.5 UKColour: Black (Black/Lux 011) Verified Purchase says:
      Have a new pair of adidas brushwood but after a couple of days still finding them very tight (as a size 11) and too firm on the sole, so saw these and have tried a size 10. 5 based on the reviews and they feel like putting a pair of slippers on. Very comfy, give on the width, far more cushioning and waterproof too.
      • Size: 9 UKColour: Grey (Chartreuse/Light Grey 380) Verified Purchase says:
        Not very comfortable (unlike all the other columbia shoes i have)absolutely water prooftough solegood looking.
  10. Size: 9 UKColour: Grey (Chartreuse/Light Grey 380) Verified Purchase says:
    Not very comfortable (unlike all the other columbia shoes i have)absolutely water prooftough solegood looking.
    • Size: 6 UKColour: Black (Black/Lux 011) Verified Purchase says:
      Look well, comfortable fit and cosy. Usually buy merrell which wear well imo, but don’t come in black or size 6 from what i could tell. I’ll reserve the 5th star depending on how well they wear over the next five months walking to school and back.
      • Size: 6 UKColour: Black (Black/Lux 011) Verified Purchase says:
        Look well, comfortable fit and cosy. Usually buy merrell which wear well imo, but don’t come in black or size 6 from what i could tell. I’ll reserve the 5th star depending on how well they wear over the next five months walking to school and back.
  11. Size: 9 UKColour: Black (Black/Lux 011) Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Columbia Peakfreak XCRSN Xcel Outdry, Men Multisport Outdoor Shoes

    Very comfortable, perfect fit, not used in wet weather yet.
  12. Size: 9 UKColour: Black (Black/Lux 011) Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Columbia Peakfreak XCRSN Xcel Outdry, Men Multisport Outdoor Shoes

    Very comfortable, perfect fit, not used in wet weather yet.
  13. Size: 9 UKColour: Black (Black/Lux 011) says:

    This review is from : Columbia Peakfreak XCRSN Xcel Outdry, Men Multisport Outdoor Shoes

    Bought for everyday wear during the icy and invariably wet winter in the north east. Very comfortable, sturdy and with a good grip (i’m normally a bit like bambi when it comes to ice underfoot, not any longer). Brilliantly waterproof, i’ve worn them in torrential downpours and waded through hefty puddles and they’ve kept my feet bone dry at all times (good to splash in puddles with my daughter too). Very impressed with my first pair of columbia, certainly won’t be my last.
  14. Size: 9 UKColour: Black (Black/Lux 011) says:

    This review is from : Columbia Peakfreak XCRSN Xcel Outdry, Men Multisport Outdoor Shoes

    Bought for everyday wear during the icy and invariably wet winter in the north east. Very comfortable, sturdy and with a good grip (i’m normally a bit like bambi when it comes to ice underfoot, not any longer). Brilliantly waterproof, i’ve worn them in torrential downpours and waded through hefty puddles and they’ve kept my feet bone dry at all times (good to splash in puddles with my daughter too). Very impressed with my first pair of columbia, certainly won’t be my last.
    • Size: 10.5 UKColour: Orange (Bonfire/Treasure 846) Verified Purchase says:
      Comfortable, and does what it claims, so far. Laces are a little short for tying a generous bow.
  15. Size: 10.5 UKColour: Orange (Bonfire/Treasure 846) Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Columbia Peakfreak XCRSN Xcel Outdry, Men Multisport Outdoor Shoes

    Comfortable, and does what it claims, so far. Laces are a little short for tying a generous bow.
    • Size: 9 UKColour: Orange (Bonfire/Treasure 846) Verified Purchase says:
      Ok – confession – i’d been wearing my first pair since mid-october last year a lot of the time (i. Most of the time) for everyday as well as forest walking and running. Extremely comfortable, functional, waterproof and, well, what else matters. I’m good with replacing them just shy of a year.
      • Size: 9 UKColour: Orange (Bonfire/Treasure 846) Verified Purchase says:
        Ok – confession – i’d been wearing my first pair since mid-october last year a lot of the time (i. Most of the time) for everyday as well as forest walking and running. Extremely comfortable, functional, waterproof and, well, what else matters. I’m good with replacing them just shy of a year.
  16. Size: 10 UKColour: Orange (Bonfire/Treasure 846) Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Columbia Peakfreak XCRSN Xcel Outdry, Men Multisport Outdoor Shoes

    I walk hundreds of miles delivering catalogues door-to-door and these shoes are the best i’ve purchased.
  17. Size: 10 UKColour: Orange (Bonfire/Treasure 846) Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Columbia Peakfreak XCRSN Xcel Outdry, Men Multisport Outdoor Shoes

    I walk hundreds of miles delivering catalogues door-to-door and these shoes are the best i’ve purchased.