User Review: Danner Mountain Light II
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $310
It's Danner time!
- Tough as nails
- Solid leather
- works in winter
- Great traction and rubber
- Stitch down sole is rebuildable
- Easy break-in
- MADE IN THE USA!
- Heavy (not for wusses)
- Hot (too sexy for most feet)
I paid $310 from the Danner store in Portland.
I have had these boots for about a year and half now. I have worn them hiking, backpacking, working, snowshoeing and pretty much any time between. They are my go to boot for just about everything.
They broke in super easy. I have only got a hot spot twice from them and it was because my socks were wet. The leather stretches to accommodate my wide EE feet. The boots are water tight up to the top of the ankle.
In all my hiking around Oregon (in the rain duh) my feet would emerge dry and toasty. The Vibram sole has good traction and leaves a boot print that looks badass as a bonus. Not one of those sissy curvy girly tread patterns.
The biggest perk is that you can get it resoled for around $60-$100 from Danner. I have worn down the rubber pretty quick. I predict in three years I will send them in to get repaired in Portland. That's right, These things are made in Portland Oregon! That is a huge perk for anyone who has a heart. I am happy to support an awesome American company that looks after me and their employees.
My feet get hot in these in the summer. That is to be expected wearing something so sexy looking though. Two layers of wool socks and these turn into winter boots. I snowshoed and camped for a few days last winter and was toasty the whole time. I also wear them for 8-16 hours on pavement at work without a problem. My feet have gotten pretty attached to these boots, I would say its going to be a long term relationship.
If you are considering them—I say go for it. If you are considering some Chinese made junk that is held together with glue...well you wouldn't be reading this review anyway.