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Recent Backpacking Boot Reviews

Vasque Men's Wasatch GTX

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Bought these boots about 3 years ago. Horrible for walking on wet rocks, mud, snow. Would not recommend these boots to even my worse enemy. Quite a bit disspointed with how the waterproofing works, IT DOES NOT! I attributed my feet being wet to sweaty feet and not worn in yet boots. I was wrong. Just hiked today 9-1-2014 at Revelstoke Mountain 24 km, and the boots were crap. My feet were drenched from walking in the tall grass, the inside of the boots were soaked within an hour and half into the… Full review

Hanwag Alaska GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars AWESOME B1 rated boot, supportive, stiff, and great for scrambles! I have now used this boot extensively including for a light low level hike (30 odd km) and then up and down Tryfan in Wales, UK, even on the eastern traverse (tending more towards grade 2+ scrambling and rock climbing). It performed excellently!  To the stiffness 'problem' person, the likelihood is that the boot doesn't fit your foot shape at all, in which case of course they won't be comfortable. For your foot to flex 'with' the… Full review

Herman Men's Survivor

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased my Hermans in 1977, and have worn them since! They are the best hiking and water walking boot I have ever had. I keep them cleaned and waterproof and they will probably outlast me! I walk thru creeks and deep puddles in desert and in muddy lagoons! Full review

Limmer Light-Weight

rated 5 of 5 stars These boots are sturdy and have a great fit. The break-in period is much reduced compared to Limmer Standards. I bought these boots three weeks ago to replace a pair of regular hiking boots. At the time of purchase I was sick of paying quite a bit of money for boots that needed replacing every 1 1/2 years. While on vacation in N.H. I stopped by the Limmer barn and had Ken talk me through the various models, size my feet and recommend a Limmer lightweight to me. The entire purchase took about an… Full review

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

Top-Rated Backpacking Boots

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Vasque Wasatch GTX
user rating: 3 of 5 (48)
Vasque
Wasatch GTX
reviewed Sep 1, 2014
$110 - $134
Hanwag Alaska GTX
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Hanwag
Alaska GTX
reviewed Aug 29, 2014
$330 - $369
 
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (180)
Herman
Survivor
reviewed Aug 27, 2014
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user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Meindl
Nepal Pro
reviewed Aug 17, 2014
Van Gorkom Custom Hiking Boots
user rating: 4 of 5 (19)
Van Gorkom
Custom Hiking Boots
reviewed Aug 16, 2014
Filson Uplander Boots
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Filson
Uplander Boots
reviewed Aug 14, 2014
$300 MSRP
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Meindl
Makalu
reviewed Aug 13, 2014
Montrail Torre GTX
user rating: 4 of 5 (16)
Montrail
Torre GTX
reviewed Jul 11, 2014
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Esatto Classic Hiker
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (6)
Esatto
Classic Hiker
reviewed Jul 5, 2014
$899 MSRP
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (23)
Asolo
AFX 530
reviewed Jun 25, 2014
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Vasque Sundowner GTX
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (16)
Vasque
Sundowner GTX
reviewed May 30, 2014
$144 - $189
Salomon Cosmic 4D GTX
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Salomon
Cosmic 4D GTX
reviewed May 28, 2014
Timberland Earthkeepers Intervale Waterproof Hiking Boot
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Timberland
Earthkeepers Intervale Waterproof Hiking Boot
reviewed May 27, 2014
Zamberlan 308 Trekker RR
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Zamberlan
308 Trekker RR
reviewed May 25, 2014
$120 - $239
Asolo Power Matic 200 GV
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (16)
Asolo
Power Matic 200 GV
reviewed May 16, 2014
$229 - $305
Danner Mountain Light II
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (25)
Danner
Mountain Light II
reviewed May 7, 2014
$310
Asolo TPS 520 GV
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (44)
Asolo
TPS 520 GV
reviewed Jun 10, 2014
$221 - $295
Zamberlan 760 Steep GT
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Zamberlan
760 Steep GT
reviewed Apr 16, 2014
$285
Limmer Standard
user rating: 5 of 5 (15)
Limmer
Standard
reviewed Mar 28, 2014
Vasque St. Elias GTX
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Vasque
St. Elias GTX
reviewed Mar 24, 2014
$152 - $189
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (12)
Alico
Summit
reviewed Mar 13, 2014
$230
Lowa Baffin Pro
user rating: 5 of 5 (11)
Lowa
Baffin Pro
reviewed Mar 11, 2014
$288 - $359
Keen Erickson PCT
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
Keen
Erickson PCT
reviewed Mar 9, 2014
$140
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Asolo
Sasslong GV
reviewed Mar 9, 2014
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user rating: 2 of 5 (2)
Rugged Outback
Waterproof Hikers
reviewed Feb 18, 2014
Scarpa Ladakh GTX
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa
Ladakh GTX
reviewed Dec 30, 2013
$299 MSRP
Bates Hot Weather Combat Hiker
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Bates
Hot Weather Combat Hiker
reviewed Dec 23, 2013
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Vasque
Skywalk
reviewed Dec 11, 2013
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Lowa Ticam GTX
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lowa
Ticam GTX
reviewed Dec 8, 2013
$360
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Herman
Buck Camo Hunting Boot
reviewed Nov 29, 2013
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user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Lomer
Forza
reviewed Nov 28, 2013
Zamberlan Civetta
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Zamberlan
Civetta
reviewed Nov 4, 2013
Merrell Perimeter Gore-Tex
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Merrell
Perimeter Gore-Tex
reviewed Oct 28, 2013
$175 MSRP
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Asolo
AFX 520 GTX
reviewed Oct 12, 2013
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Merrell Wilderness
user rating: 4 of 5 (33)
Merrell
Wilderness
reviewed Sep 19, 2013
$300
Scarpa Bhutan GTX
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Scarpa
Bhutan GTX
reviewed Sep 5, 2013
$219 MSRP
Lowa Hunter GTX Extreme
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Lowa
Hunter GTX Extreme
reviewed Aug 20, 2013
$400 MSRP
The North Face Dhaulagiri II GTX
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face
Dhaulagiri II GTX
reviewed Aug 13, 2013
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user rating: 1 of 5 (7)
Herman
Survivor Timber II
reviewed Jul 21, 2013
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Scarpa SL M3
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (22)
Scarpa
SL M3
reviewed Jun 28, 2013
$249 MSRP
Blackhawk! Warrior Wear Boots
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Blackhawk!
Warrior Wear Boots
reviewed Jun 11, 2013
Mammut Pacific Crest GTX Boot
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut
Pacific Crest GTX Boot
reviewed Jun 8, 2013
$187 - $249
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Scarpa
Attack
reviewed May 13, 2013
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Vasque Sundowner Summit GTX
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Vasque
Sundowner Summit GTX
reviewed May 9, 2013
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Bates Delta-9 Gore-Tex Side Zip
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Bates
Delta-9 Gore-Tex Side Zip
reviewed Apr 6, 2013
Bates GX-8 Gore-Tex Side Zip
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Bates
GX-8 Gore-Tex Side Zip
reviewed Apr 6, 2013
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Vasque
Sundowner Nubuck GTX
reviewed Mar 21, 2013
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Lowa Mega Camp
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Lowa
Mega Camp
reviewed Mar 13, 2013
$375 MSRP
L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (47)
L.L.Bean
Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather
reviewed Mar 11, 2013
$239
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Merrell
Wilderness Evolution
reviewed Feb 20, 2013
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