User Review: Merrell Men's Moab Ventilator
Materials: nylon and leather
Break-in Period: one month of constant wear, several short hikes
Weight: 185 of myself, pack is usually 35 lbs for extended trips
Price Paid: $78
Very comfortable and good stability, found the shoe rigid enough for my 30 lb pack load.
My backpacking this week consisted of the Flat Tops in Colorado and required many stream and bog like conditions in the meadows. What I found was that the shoe held water weight more then I would like, was slow to dry and holds bog and mud scent after several washings.
I would assume that since this shoe is so well padded that would be a consequence however for Moab type environments, would recommend, just concern for high altitude conditions of snow pockets and moisture retention if weather is colder.