Columbia Daska Pass OT
This is a good boot, which once broken in is comfortable…
Price Paid: $190
This is a good boot, which once broken in is comfortable and posses good traction in most conditions. I've had mine for about 6 months and they've logged about 100 miles. They still keep water out, remain comfortable and support the foot and ankle well, and the laces haven't frayed.
On the negative side one of the lace hooks broke and this is a pain in the keester. I am looking into what can be done to correct this. I have wide feet (high volume) and find that the way I lace up makes a difference on the pressure on my usual hot spot on my right foot, but most of us lace boots differently for different feet anyways. If you have medium to low volume feet and desire a good boot give this boot a try. If you have high volume feet (like this Canadian sasquatch) try to find these in a wide size.
Overall, they are a very good boot that does what they say they will do, are very affordable for most budgets (wich means alot to most of us), and are built to last.
A quick aside; since I bought these in Northern BC I paid more here than you'll pay in a larger center. I needed them right away so I sucked up the extra cost. Most will pay about $40 less for the same boot. We get gouged up here by our vendors (except one and he didn't have boots in my size, Crap!)
Here's what other sites are saying:
Lace up the super burly Daska Pass Omni-Tech and tromp off into the far reaches of the great outdoors. Designed for serious hiking endeavors, theyâre perfect for backpacking trips and epic treks when loads get heavier and distances longer. The waterproof and abrasion-resistant nubuck upper, gusseted tongue and scratch toe-cap keep feet dry, secure, and comfortable. Inside the boot, the contoured, triple-density EVA footbed provides three layers of cushioning and support - and its removable, so you can easily swap in your own custom insoles if you prefer. Ankles enjoy super stability from the traditional high cut while a full-length last and metal shank provide maximum torsional support. Tackle even the most gnarly terrain with confidence - the aggressive lugged pattern of the Vibram rubber sole grips loose and uneven surfaces to keep you upright and on the move. FEATURES: Nubuck with high abrasion overlays and scratch rubber toe, Omni-Tech waterproof/breathable membrane, Gusseted tongue to keep debris out, Durable metal lace hook and d-rings to secure the foot, Removable contoured triple density EVA footbed for added cushioning, comfort and support, Injection molded full length polypropylene for maximum rigidity and support, Poured PU with metal shank for torsional rigidity and support for extended wear, Non-marking Vibram outosole with trail lug pattern for great traction versatility, Weight: size 9 Â½ pair = 1lb 12oz/748g, Imported,
- Columbia refers to the men's version
Carry your loaded pack to the bottom of the gorge wearing the Columbia Daska Pass Omni-Tech Boot, and you wonAAAt mind it when you find out you left the tent in the car. The Contour Comfort 3D triple-density EVA footbed (removable) felt great on the way down, so on the two mile run to the trailhead, you can climb as hard and fast as your legs will allow. On the run back down, the metal shank and polyurethane midsole stand between your foot and bumps on the trail you wonAAAt even feel.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
The Columbia Sportswear Men's Titanium Daska Pass Omni-Tech Hiking Boot is serious footwear that takes the devoted hiker and backpacker almost anywhere. The lightweight upper features Omni-Tech(R) waterproof breathability, and the contoured footbed provides exceptional comfort on any surface. Not only does the Columbia Sportswear Women's Titanium Daska Pass Omni-Tech Boot provide burly durability with a nubuck and synthetic upper, it also packs a punch of waterproof performance. When rain pours on your hiking trip, you won't have a thing to worry about thanks to Columbia Sportswear's Omni-Tech waterproof breathable insert. This boot also keeps you on your feet with the top-notch traction of a Vibram Trek outsole. If you can't hike it in this Columbia Sportswear boot, it doesn't need to be hiked.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
CLOSEOUTS . The Columbia Footwear Daska Pass is a serious hiking boot designed for avid hikers and backpackers seeking the highest level of comfort and trail-ready performance. From Columbia’s high-performance Titanium series Waterproof breathable Omni-Tech(R) membrane Rugged nubuck upper with synthetic overlays Abrasion-resistant toe rand Padded and gusseted tongue Contour Comfort(R) footbed Polyurethane midsole Agion(R) for odor resistance Vibram(R) extreme traction outsole Height: 5-1_2” Weight: 3 lb. 2 oz. pr. Medium width CLOSEOUTS . China. Visit our Hiking Footwear Guide Visit our Shoe Sizing Guide
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version