User Review: Garmont Men's Dakota
Use: day hikes/rough trail
Break-in Period: minimal
Price Paid: 299 CAN
This is the first serious backpacking boot I have ever purchased. I have had many "backpacking" boots over the years but nothing that is as rigid, stiff, or water-tight as this.
My daily job is a farmer so I deal with all kinds of weather, mud, muck, well you name it and so far these boots will take anything I throw at them. In their field of expertise I have hiked many short day trippers on them with no complaints. On longer hikes with packs over 25lbs I would recommend a change of insoles. (Which is to be expected).
Over all I am very happy with these boots. I have had no hot spots and break in time was minimal. As the review reads above, "they grab as much dirt as a tractor" they really do...
I would definitley purchase these boots again in the future.