Hi-Tec Cascadia XCM eVent WPi

3 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



You will not have problems with this kind of boot,…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $75 on sale


You will not have problems with this kind of boot, the Ballistic construction and the E-vent technology make this boot a must have item in the woods. I highly recommend this boot for backpacking hiking, and long distance hikes.


  • Keep you dry
  • Great ankle support


  • A little stiff boot

After our trip to North Carolina where we hike Rich Mountain, the AT Damascus, Va., and Grandfather Mountain, my hiking gear test step especially my hiking boots, the Hi-Tec Cascadia eVent, these boots passed the test of rain, snow the eVent tecnology works, our last day hiking in snow and I was completely dry and warm finish, good ankle protection also. I recommend this boot, the Hi-Tec Cascadia eVent.

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I just got these boots about a week ago, and so far…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $90

I just got these boots about a week ago, and so far have only used them for day-to-day use, no strenuous tests or hikes.

But, so far, I love them.

As soon as I picked them up, I knew they were well-built. They just feel well-put-together, and solid.

They do feel very "stiff", which I expected, and which is understandable based on the solid construction. But even after wearing them for a few days, light-duty, they are already softening up (somewhat) and other than the very first short while, have felt very comfortable.

All in all, very impressed.

Even more impressed given that I found them on sale for $90 Cnd. The first place I looked had them tagged at $230 Cnd o_O ... but they didn't have my size so I went elsewhere.  Glad I did.


Got on REI outlet and the HI-TEC Cascadia XC eVent…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Materials: ION MASK /E-VENT
Use: rough trails/ heavy pack 40+lbs
Break-in Period: about 2 weeks
Weight: 3.5 lbs
Price Paid: $89.99

Got on REI outlet and the HI-TEC Cascadia XC eVent just happen to be on close out at 52% off (REI list $180 ). How could I pass this up, and in my size 11.5.

Got the boots in 2 weeks. Right out of the box they fit great (tried them on at the end of the day) after being on my feet for 12 hrs. Liner socks over wool hiking socks. But just a few miles on around the house before the real test, 11 miles in South Mt. park.

Couldn't have had a better hike, no hot spots, no blisters, all with a 40 lb pack. Tried the water test washing the car, feet were dry with no sign of water seepage.

HI-TEC did a great job on this boot. Hope to have them a long time, and many miles. GO HIKE A TRAIL GET OUT AND HAVE FUN.

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

CLOSEOUTS . Ultra-tough and supportive, Hi-Tec's Cascadia eVentand#174; WPI hiking boots have an eVentand#174; waterproof breathable membrane to keep feet dry and comfortable, a nylon upper, and a mud-shedding Vibramand#174; outsole for excellent traction in any conditions. Available Colors: DARK FOREST/BLACK/GRAPHITE. Sizes: 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13.

- Sierra Trading Post

Spring backpacking to rainforest hikes, the Hi-Tec Cascadia eVent(R) WPi hiking boots keep feet dry and comfortable on all your treks and travels. Special eVent membranes contain millions of microscopic vents providing breathability you notice on the trail during real-world use. While eVent membrane pores allow perspiration vapor to freely escape, water from outside the boot is unable to penetrate the membrane. Waterproof nylon uppers are durable yet flexible, offering superior comfort that lasts. Textile linings pull moisture away from the foot and vaporize it to vent away, keeping the inside of the boot cool and dry. Polyurethane/EVA midsoles absorb shock, cushion feet and provide gentle support. Hi-Tec Cascadia eVent WPi hiking boots have thermoplastic bi-fit board shanks to provide torsional rigidity. Vibram(R) rubber outsoles deliver dependable gripping power over any hiking trail. Closeout.


Built for stability and breathable comfort, take the Hi-Tec Men's Cascadia eVent Backpacking Boots on your next backcountry adventure. Featuring Event(R) technology, these waterproof boots will keep your feet dry and comfortable even in the harshest of environments. Loaded with features and ready for adventure, rely on the solid protection and superior comfort of the Hi-Tec Cascadia eVent Backpacking Boots for men.

- Altrec Outdoors

The Hi-Tec Men's Cascadia XCm eVent WP Hiking Boot offers waterproof protection in a cushioned, lightweight and affordable package. Perfect boot for day hikes on wet and muddy trails. The plush EVA midsole and durable carbon rubber outsoles also stand up to the urban jungle.Waterproof ballistic nylon upper with XCm seamless construction.eVent waterproof and highly breathable membrane.TPU heel locking system.Articulated, rustproof hardware.Rubber toe cap for additional protection.Stabila-Flex Elite outsole-contoured thermo-plastic bi-fit board.4:SYS-6 density PU/CMEVA backpacking midsole.Exclusive Vibram backpacking outsole.Comfort-Tec Elite supported sockliner.Weight: 1 lb. 10 oz.

- Campmor

Hi-Tec Cascadia XCM eVent WPi

previously retailed for:
$99.93 - $229.95

The Hi-Tec Cascadia XCM eVent WPi is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen October 30, 2013 at Sierra Trading Post.

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