Review: Hi-Tec Ravus Quest Lux WP

I was trying to think of a good opening paragraph for this review, but then I realised that Hi-Tec actually nailed it, so I’m just going to quote them: “The Ravus Quest waterproof walking boots are part of the Hi-Tec Outdoor Crossover collection, designed to take you from town to trail.”

These boots actually look quite neat with a pair of trousers, and with the ankle collar covered, it doesn’t necessarily scream “hiking boot!” So, if you enjoy wearing your hiking boots on and off the trail, these might be just the ones for you.

Key Information

Price (at time of writing): R1399
Weight:  574g per boot (1148g per pair) – Size 10 UK


The Ravus Quest Lux uppers are a mix of suede for strength and synthetic fabric for weight-saving and breathability. It has a Dri-Tec breathable water-resistant membrane that does a good job at keeping water out.

The EVA midsole offers a very comfortable walking experience underfoot and the outsole feels grippy and strong.


The fit is quite narrow and sized smaller than expected, so be sure to try these on before purchasing them. That being said, they feel sturdy and have that classic “out of the box comfort” that Hi-Tec is known for.

Intended Use

For those who like having ankle support without too much extra weight, these boots are the answer. They are definitely not built for rough terrain with a heavy backpack, but for day-hikes or weekend hikes they’re perfectly capable and actually offer really good value for money, especially for those who are just getting into hiking and want to try hiking boots without breaking the bank.

Pros and Cons

Pros: Lightweight; comfortable; water-resistant; breathable; affordable.

Cons: Narrow toe-box; sized quite small; not built to last.


A very well priced, comfortable, lightweight hiking boot for on-trail day-hikes and weekend hikes.

These boots were supplied for review purposes by Hi-Tec and can be purchased from their online store. They come in Men’s and Women’s versions.

About Arno van der Heever 54 Articles
Co-founder of Hiking South Africa, Arno loves the outdoors and finds joy in sharing it with others. He is a qualified mountain guide, a keen rock climber and has a "thing" for technical footwear and backpacks.


  1. Hey Arno, I’m considering these Ravus Quest but concerned about comment on not built to last. I do very light hiking and sometime soon do the Otter trail again. I like ot keep my shoes a long time, why do you say they not built to last?

    • For light hiking they’re perfect and should do fine on the Otter, but I don’t think they’re the best option for rough terrain and a heavy pack. As Keith Bontrager famously said: “Strong, light, cheap: pick two.”

  2. Hi Arno,

    Great article! Interested in buying a pair of boots. Tried doing a 19km hike last month at the Drakensberg with a pair from Mr price sport & my legs & feet were stuffed for days!

    Not sure long term usage of these boots. We don’t hike everyday – 2x a month + want to go back to burg & do a 2 day hike of the pass.

    What would you recommend around 1.5k – under 2k

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