Scott Kinabalu 2 Gore-Tex review: lightweight, highly breathable and waterproof

Scott might be better known for its range of road, mountain, gravel and eBikes, but it also offers a competitive line-up of trail running shoes. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
Lightweight, waterproof but protected enough to venture into the wildest depths, the Kinabalu 2 Gore-Tex trail is a versatile and fast trail shoe. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
It’s just priced to compete with some seriously good shoes from Hoka, Saucony, Inov-8 and more. That's tough competition. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
The Kinabalu 2 Gore-Tex trail running shoe fits true to size and we found that our typical UK8 was comfortable for the most part. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
That said, the toe box is narrow and this definitely has the streamlined feel of a technical road running shoe. (image credit: The Gear Loop)
There’s also a fairly noticeable 8mm heel/toe drop, which puts it on par with things like the Saucony Endorphin Speed 2 road running shoe we recently reviewed (image credit: The Gear Loop)
There is a question mark over the comfort of the tongue, which we felt was a bit stiff for our liking, while the price is steep. (image credit: The Gear Loop)