User Review: Danner Mountain Light II
Use: Dayhikes, backpacking, snowshoeing
Break-in Period: Two weeks
Weight: 3 1/3 pounds per pair; 1 2/3 pound per boot
Price Paid: 50$
I have spent several hundred dollars trying to find boots that were comfortable and appropriate for my hard-to-fit-foot. They had to be stiff, voluminous enough to accommodate my heavy-duty orthotics, but comfortable enough to not cause blisters.
While looking into hand-built boots I started reading about Danner boots.The boots had several qualities I wanted in boots. They had features including Norwegian welt stitching, stiffened shank, full grain leather, gore-tex liner, classic waffle-stomper sole.
Since I live within comfortable driving distance to Portland, Oregon, I figured I could give the factory seconds from the Danner Factory Store a go. If I liked the boot, I saved a bunch from full retail price. If I didn't like them, I knew I would not be out too much in the resale.
I can tell you now that after wearing the boots for a while, ranging from day hiking in downpours, to backpacking through thick volcanic sand, to snowshoeing in heavy slog, I would pay full retail price for these boots.
I have had few blisters from these boots; I have been very happy with the support these boots provide; I have been pleased with the performance.
Bottom line, I would buy these boots again. These are likely the last pair of boots I will ever need.