Review: Teva Hurricane XLT Men’s Sandal

A fairly priced, solid bet for a summery adventure sandal in both the wet and dry.

Feature type Review

Read time 4 min read

Published Jun 20, 2024

Author Matthew Pink

Photographer Ed Smith

Matthew Pink BASE’s brand head honcho is a denizen of the crag. He gorges on adventure culture, hankers for epic treks and grinds his gravel bike round the Bristol orbit.


The Teva Hurricane XLT sandal is a bit of a low-key classic that doesn’t change too much over time. Which is a good thing.

Features Quick-dry straps | Supportive EVA footbed | EVA-foam midsole | Rugged Durabrasion Rubber™ outsole | Treated with Life Natural, a peppermint-based anti odour treatment | Webbing made from recycled plastic
Weight 290g (M8)


  • Versatile
  • Decent grip and traction
  • Quick drying
  • Lightweight


  • Not sure how effective anti-odour treatment is
  • Support a little lacking


When the heat beats down but I’m still dead set on beating a trail, I’m after a summer sandal that will support me around dusty and gnarly trekking paths as well as double up for watery crossings or even the odd bit of river trekking if the mood takes me.


The Teva Hurricanes are synonymous with me for European camping holidays and summery exploring both as a child and now a parent. They seem to be ubiquitous in certain corners on the continent – and for good reason.

These ones out of the box look pretty sturdy, not hugely different on first glance from previous models, but the subtle khaki design of the strapping on these ones is at odds with the more colourful versions I’ve opted for in the past. They just look a solid bet, nothing more and nothing less.


Coastal treks down Pembrokeshire and across the rock pools, gulfs, wind-battered coves and craggy outcrops. 

Temperature-wise, nothing too extreme so greasy feet have not been too much of a problem like they have when navigating trails in hotter climes both in Europe and in the US in the past.


Tevas are not universally adored but for this price point they are a more than reliable bet for an adventure sandal and, bonus points, they won’t take a heart chunk out of your summer adventuring budget.

The now classic three-strap design is simple and unobtrusive with a wide variety of colour and patterning finishes to allow you to choose something that suits your tastes.

If you’re after function and a little dash of style for forays away from the trail and into other environments, then this could be a good shout.


Water-friendly webbing

Constantly dipping in and out of wet – and very wet – areas, the quick-drying materials are super practical.


Whatever the terrain, I never felt like slip sliding away which is sometimes the case with sandals in this vein.

No break-in

Comfortable from the get-go, the soft foot bed and Eva-foam insole are just the ticket for immediate stability and no rubbing.


Compared to a lot of products in this category, this is a more measured pricepoint and in the past the only thing that has made me change up from a pair is – sorry everyone – the odour they hold on to after some serious time in use in the sun. The traction has always remained grippy and consistent and the strappings have never been an issue and nor do I foresee them being so with this pair.


If you’re looking for a sandal for more intense and steeper hiking or extended trail running sessions, this is probably not the one. If, on the other hand, you’re after a fairly priced, reliable multitasker for summer adventures, the Teva Hurricane XLT will do just fine.

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