I really like testing new technologies especially when it pertains to footwear. The Jambu Tundra is a new shoe that is full of innovative tech. Fit for a trail running shoe but strong enough to be considered for long distance backpacking. So a mesh shoe is not considered new tech however the traction on this pair of shoes is something I have never seen before and I have tested and looked at my share of outdoor footwear over the years.
The Tundra has Hyper-Grip technology built into the treads. Hyper-Grip technology is designed to product drip even in wet conditions. Micro glass filaments act against wet services similar to you rubbing your hand across coarse sandpaper. The filaments are designed to withstand and hold up through the toughest terrain. I was unable to put a true test of wet traction but they did help me keep my footing and traction several times on mixed rocks and sand on a few trails.
When wearing them on uneven ground the shoes feel as if you are wearing any other pair of shoes but when you walk on an even surface like pavement or linoleum it takes me back to my youth baseball years when wearing cleats. I did not find this to cause issues with the performance of the shoes and instead offer that information as a general observation. I happened to test the shoes during several particularly windy days and found that the wind helped keep my feet very cool.
The Hyper-Grip technology is just the tip of the iceberg. They also have Antibacterial lining and Partially recycled outsoles. The Tundra is not the only pair to have these technologies and more. To see a full range of products you can visit the Jambu website! Use the promo code jambutrail to get free 2 day shipping!
Overall these are a solid comfortable shoe that can truly tackle any terrain or situation you might find yourself traversing. I am very interested in seeing how these shoes will hold up through a month or even a years worth of wear and tear.
Retail Cost is $99.00.
Full Disclosure: The Jambu Tundra shoes used in this review were provided to me by Jambu at no cost to me. This did not influence my review in any way. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own and were not guided in any manor.