Bought the Pathfinder WP's in August '10 from an independent in Somerset whilst on holiday. For the time I used them, until Jan '11, they were fantastic. Medium weight and with a very solid feel. The most comfortable boots I have owned with no breaking-in necessary. Used them in hot weather with thick socks and my feet were always fresh. Also perfectly waterproof in both deep water and snow. Also, very well padded inside and thus warm in winter. However, on one of the boots the seam between three panels, located at exactly the point where the big toe, and thus the boot, bends, started to seperate. Since I only used them for light leisure use (e.g. dog-walking, short hikes) and the rest of the boot shows little sign of wear, they have gone back to Hi-Tec for replacement as not fit for purpose. That's a shame, since in all ways but the stitching / panel layout, they were ideal.