User Review: Danner Mountain Light II
Materials: Full Grain Leather with Gore tex liner
Break-in Period: couple weeks around the house and work
Price Paid: $189 + tax
Just a dam good boot.
Bought my 1st pair in the early 90s. I’ve had them resoled 4 times and am in the process of a 5th resole. But finally needed to retire my Mountain Lite 2s for around the house. I used a thin coat of Danner’s “Clear Boot Dressing” several times a year and believe the helped the longevity of the boot’s upper.
When shopping for a new pair of boots I looked at a variety of brands in the $200 range. But went with another pair of Danner Mt Light 2s.
The boot is a basic full grain leather with only seams on back, a gore-tex lining and vibram sole. The shoes broke in quickly like a pair of favorite slippers with plenty of support. The initial break in was minimal.
The boots do run a bit narrow. Danner agrees, so I went with an EE width. The boots were already very comfortable, but even more so when I started using after market insoles by Super Feet.
During the Fall through Spring, I use them as my primary backpacking boot for typical hikes of 1-4 days with 20-30 lbs. During these hikes I typically don’t think about my feet much! The boots are very comfortable and keep my feet dry and warm. In addition when I am in between hikes, the boots are comfortable enough to wear to work and around town.