Backpacking Boots

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Recent Backpacking Boot Reviews

AKU Tengu Lite GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It's impressive what you get when science meets exceptional, quality materials. A great trekking boot fit for an adrenaline junkie. I was sent the Tengu for testing from AKU.  When I first put the boot on, it literally slurped my foot into it; it makes an audible sound. The boot has what is called a Goretex sock. It's somewhat like a neoprenish sock that's built right into the boot. It is quite comfortable and form fitting.  I wore the boots to work each day for a week thinking that I'd have to… Full review

Asolo Men's TPS 520 GV

rated 5 of 5 stars Incredibly short break-in time, extremely comfortable, and durable boot. These are the best and longest lasting boots I've ever owned. I use these boots as both hikers and my daily work boots. My last pair lasted 2.5 years of everyday use both on the trail and in a chemistry lab. I've thrown everything at these boots from rocks, trees, and chainsaws; to industrial solvents like acetonitrile and methanol. The only reason I needed a new pair was because a solvent spill finally ate a hole in the Goretex… Full review

Asolo Men's Power Matic 200 GV

rated 4 of 5 stars Full leather boot maintains waterproof with minimal maintenance, even after two years and over 100 miles of use. Rollerguide lacing supports even lacing pressure and the firm sole is great for heavy loads and rough terrain. I purchased these boots two years ago after retiring another set of Asolo boots. I tried every boot I could find, light, heavy, soft, stiff etc. I liked these the best. Yes, boots are particular to each person's feet, but there are a few things on this boot that I really enjoy. … Full review

Limmer Stock Boots

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Bought boots off shelf. Horrible. Big waste of money, low tech and ugly. If you can get acclimated to a daily beating these boots are perfect. Don’t do it. Full review

Asolo Men's TPS 520 GV

rated 2 of 5 stars A heavy boot, but among the most comfortable and most water resistant I have ever worn, but due to the catastrophic failure of the sole material these can be a dangerous boot for tough hikes As a mature tramper/bushwalker from New Zealand a lot of our tramping is in wet and muddy conditions. When I first tried on the Asolos I thought, at last, a boot that feels as though it was made for me. Over the first few years of occasional tramping they felt great, till today's tramp, an easy, four-hour lowland… Full review

Asolo Men's AFX 520 GTX

rated 0.5 of 5 stars These were great boots but I also had the sole disintegrate. I paid over $450 and they are useless—don't buy them These were great shoes but like other reviewers I hadn't used them for over 12 months. I then went to put them in bag to go on a hike and found the material between the sole and the upper had turned to powder and separated—now useless and can't be fixed. When you pay that sort of money you expect them to last. Full review

Meindl Island Pro MFS

rated 4 of 5 stars Great boot, very comfortable, bulletproof. Very, very poor after-sales service. Had these for about four years and done many backpacking/trekking kms both in ANZ, Europe, and Asia. Extremely comfortable and supportive boots and fitted very well given that I have fairly aggressive orthotics and find getting a good fit a big challenge. I am 98kgs, so a lot of weight to support when you add another 20kgs or so, but no issues at all with these boots in that regard. My only complaint about the boots… Full review

Asolo Men's TPS 520 GV

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Great until the sole split apart from the boot. If I pulled down where the sole material is missing, it pulls apart from the upper part of the boot. Unfortunately I have the same issue as others have with this boot. It was awesome while it lasted. I hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and out again with them years ago and did some minor hikes after. I was getting them cleaned up today and noticed the sole coming off the main boot. I was going to wear these on a hike to Mt. Everest Base Camp… Full review

Vasque Montana

rated 5 of 5 stars This is my second pair of these boots. They require new soles every once in a while but are otherwise bomb-proof and work well with crampons. While you can use running shoes on well-worn hiking trails, these boots are good for rugged off-trail and winter backpacking in rocky terrain. I saw some people looking for this boot. As I understand it, Vasque was the exclusive distributor for Gronell until sales of this product dropped off for the cheaper / lighter boots in the late '90s. These boots go… Full review

Top-Rated Backpacking Boots

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user rating: 5 of 5 (12)
Lowa Baffin Pro
$199 - $289
user rating: 5 of 5 (9)
Danner Mountain Light
$380
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Lowa Tibet GTX
$300 - $385
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (47)
L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather
$259
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (19)
Asolo Power Matic 200 GV
$220 - $329
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Zamberlan Vioz GT
$221
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Alico Tahoe
$109 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Red Wing Irish Setter
$160
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Scarpa Kinesis Pro GTX
$247 - $329
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Hanwag Alaska Lady GTX
$277 - $295
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Vasque St. Elias GTX
$140 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon X Ultra Trek GTX
$157 - $159
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Pacific Crest GTX
$190
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan 960 Guide GT RR
$340 - $349
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Pamir
$60 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
AKU Utah Top GTX
$256 - $319
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan 1006 Vioz Plus GT RR
$340
user rating: 4 of 5 (77)
Asolo TPS 520 GV
$150 - $320
user rating: 4 of 5 (35)
Merrell Wilderness
$400
user rating: 4 of 5 (29)
Danner Mountain Light II
$380
user rating: 4 of 5 (17)
Alico Summit
$180
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Hanwag Alaska GTX
$296
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Zamberlan 996 Vioz GT
$295
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Scarpa Kailash GTX
$130 - $174
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX
$172 - $184
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
La Sportiva Thunder II GTX
$100
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Hanwag Yukon
$260
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Oboz Wind River
$148
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Merrell Crestbound Gore-Tex
$161
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan Tofane GT RR N.W.
$352 - $469
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Oboz Beartooth
$130
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vasque Summit GTX
$154 - $175
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid GTX
$140 - $249
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (21)
Vasque Sundowner GTX
$154 - $219
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (6)
La Sportiva Trango Trek GTX
$220
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa SL Active
$170 - $239
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (3)
Vasque Sundowner Classic GTX
$154 - $175
Lowa Tibet GTX Hi
$395 - $400
Danner Mountain Light Cascade
$360
Scarpa Zodiac Plus GTX
$187 - $250
Scarpa R-Evolution GTX
$180 - $239
Mammut Trovat Advanced High GTX
$249
Lowa Tibet LL
$300 - $370
Danner Acadia 8"
$350 - $359
Salomon Authentic LTR GTX
$87 - $111
Salomon Quest Prime GTX
$141 - $190
AKU Superalp GTX
$280
Zamberlan 1023 Latemar NW
$315 - $419
Garmont Pinnacle GTX Mountaineering Boot / Backpacking Boot
$320 - $399
Scarpa Mistral GTX
$120 - $143
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