Backpacking Boots

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Recent Backpacking Boot Reviews

Meindl Nepal Pro

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Steer clear, comfortable boot but the soles rot in about 12 months and fall apart Soles fall apart and rot after moderate use. After sales service is arrogant and rude. Much better value around and without the attitude of Stager Sports New Zealand. Terrible representative of a once good brand. Full review

Van Gorkom Men's Custom Hiking Boots

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Crotchety old man. The service is the worst. When I placed an order he sent a kit. I sent the kit back. He whined that I put too much water on the paper, then punished me by increasing the price three times what he originally quoted. The boots are no better than what I can buy at Target Full review

Filson Uplander Boots

rated 5 of 5 stars Nice high top boots. I got these used on e-bay, so paid about half price for a lightly worn pair. Fit is great, lacing works well, and I think they will be good with both light and medium socks. They don't have great arch support, but are still comfortable. I would not use these for any serious hiking as I prefer a European hiking/mountaineering boot for that.   However, knocking around in the summer and fall these keep the cheat grass out of my socks, will last for years. They are also pretty… Full review

Vasque Men's Bitterroot GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Tough waterproof backpacking boots. These babies have accompanied me on safaris and Kili in Africa; all over India in Asia; and throughout America, including Alaska. For the most part, they are comfortable and tough. Aside from the few noted cons, they are practically perfect mountaineering boots that are worth the money. For the most part, the Bitterroot GTX is a comfortable way to get your trail miles in while keeping your feet warm and dry. Try them on before you buy or buy from a retailer that… Full review

Meindl Makalu

rated 4 of 5 stars Fit is very good, especially at the heel. And the narrower outer heel width is what is needed off-trail for foot stability when traversing steep inclines. Toe construction with sole is a bit long, extending too far ahead of toes so harder to climb when only forefoot gets a grip. This is my one complaint. Lacing system excellent. Allows easy adjustment for up and down gradients. When first bought the stiffness gave me some pain in the toe joints breaking in, but after the Milford Track walk… Full review

Asolo Men's Khumbu

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent boot all-around. Excellent traction in all terrain, completely waterproof. Comfortable and cool. Very good impact resistance, very well-made boot for backpacking, hiking and at-home wear. This is a serious boot suitable for all outdoor enthusiasts. The fit is excellent, both with the original insole and with after-market insoles. The narrow heel provides a stable platform for foot and ankle support, and prevents unpredictable movement and loss of stability of the foot. The lacing system… Full review

L.L.Bean Men's Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Fabric/Leather

rated 3 of 5 stars Shank not stiff enough; Toe scuffed badly after one hike; Upper lace hooks cut my finger. This is a review of the Fabric/Leather Cresta. I weigh 225 pounds. With a 40-pound pack the boot shanks flexed, transmitting unwanted surface contour sensations under my feet on/off the John Muir Trail in California. Been using Bean products there since the Reagan years. No fit problems using a Birkenstock 3/4 length insert. However cushioning was an issue arising in bruised and blistered underside of one big… Full review

Lowa Women's Vertex GTX

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Comfortable, super-squeaky boot. Comfortable boot, little break-in period required. I tend to roll my ankles easily and so was attracted to the extra ankle support provided by the plastic ankle "cuffs." However, contrary to what another reviewer claimed, these do squeak. They squeak with every single step and every single movement. I thought the squeak would go away over time, but after wearing these for over a hundred miles, it's still there. The boots are comfortable enough that I deal with… Full review

Montrail Women's Torre GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight and breathable because of the Gore-tex materials, but extremely tough. I've taken these boots through every terrain and temperature. I've climbed up to volcanic glaciers, trekked through the rainforest, hiked through the outback and survived monsoons all in pretty easy comfort. They've only just started to show wear in four years after a construction project landed them sole-deep in concrete. I'd say the Torre is a multitasked boot that can save packing space and weight. I use it as… Full review

Top-Rated Backpacking Boots

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Lowa Baffin Pro
user rating: 5 of 5 (11)
Lowa
Baffin Pro
$288 - $359
Zamberlan Vioz GT
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Zamberlan
Vioz GT
$280
L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (47)
L.L.Bean
Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather
$239
Asolo TPS 520 GV
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (44)
Asolo
TPS 520 GV
$221 - $295
Danner Mountain Light II
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (25)
Danner
Mountain Light II
$310
Asolo Power Matic 200 GV
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (16)
Asolo
Power Matic 200 GV
$229 - $305
Asolo TPS 535
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (16)
Asolo
TPS 535
$235
Alico Tahoe
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Alico
Tahoe
$200
Hanwag Alaska Lady GTX
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Hanwag
Alaska Lady GTX
$244 - $349
Zamberlan 310 Skill GT
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Zamberlan
310 Skill GT
$150 - $250
Zamberlan 308 Trekker RR
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Zamberlan
308 Trekker RR
$120 - $239
Lowa Tibet Pro GTX
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Lowa
Tibet Pro GTX
$230
Lowa Tibet GTX
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Lowa
Tibet GTX
$370
Zamberlan 760 Steep GT
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Zamberlan
760 Steep GT
$285
Scarpa Kailash GTX
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Scarpa
Kailash GTX
$125 - $209
Alico Cortina
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Alico
Cortina
$285
Mammut Pacific Crest GTX Boot
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut
Pacific Crest GTX Boot
$187 - $249
La Sportiva Pamir
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva
Pamir
$200 - $288
Lowa Ticam GTX
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lowa
Ticam GTX
$360
Vasque Clarion GTX
user rating: 4 of 5 (35)
Vasque
Clarion GTX
$93 - $126
Merrell Wilderness
user rating: 4 of 5 (33)
Merrell
Wilderness
$300
Alico Summit
user rating: 4 of 5 (12)
Alico
Summit
$230
Garmont Dakota
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Garmont
Dakota
$179 - $299
Hanwag Alaska GTX
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Hanwag
Alaska GTX
$330 - $369
Zamberlan Civetta GT
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Zamberlan
Civetta GT
$280
La Sportiva Thunder II GTX
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
La Sportiva
Thunder II GTX
$110 - $118
Hanwag Yukon
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Hanwag
Yukon
$190 - $324
Lowa Trekker
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Lowa
Trekker
$185 - $228
Asolo TPS 535 V
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Asolo
TPS 535 V
$170 - $234
La Sportiva Omega GTX
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva
Omega GTX
$192 - $239
Asolo Khumbu
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Asolo
Khumbu
$228 - $304
Oboz Beartooth
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Oboz
Beartooth
$154 - $219
Vasque Bitterroot GTX
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Vasque
Bitterroot GTX
$109 - $149
Vasque Summit GTX
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vasque
Summit GTX
$150 - $214
Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid GTX
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Salewa
Mountain Trainer Mid GTX
$153 - $219
Vasque St. Elias GTX
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vasque
St. Elias GTX
$152 - $189
Oboz Wind River
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Oboz
Wind River
$130 - $184
Zamberlan 1020 Nuvolao NW
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan
1020 Nuvolao NW
$360
Vasque Sundowner GTX
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (16)
Vasque
Sundowner GTX
$144 - $159
Keen Erickson PCT
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
Keen
Erickson PCT
$140
Asolo Synchro GTX
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Asolo
Synchro GTX
$163 - $169
Vasque Wasatch GTX
user rating: 3 of 5 (47)
Vasque
Wasatch GTX
$110 - $134
Salomon GTX
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Salomon
GTX
$350
Vasque Sundowner Classic GTX
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (3)
Vasque
Sundowner Classic GTX
$152 - $189
Scarpa Kinesis Pro GTX
Scarpa
Kinesis Pro GTX
$263 - $329
Zamberlan 1009 Vioz Top GT RR
Zamberlan
1009 Vioz Top GT RR
$340
Scarpa Himavan GTX
Scarpa
Himavan GTX
$168
Lowa Albula GTX
Lowa
Albula GTX
$190
Asolo Attiva GTX
Asolo
Attiva GTX
$160
Zamberlan 1050 Trek Magic GTX RR
Zamberlan
1050 Trek Magic GTX RR
$330
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