Merrell Thermo 6 Waterproof
Price Paid: 129.95 CAD
I purchased these at the start of winter 2010 and have been getting serious mileage out of them. I wore them straight out of the box and have never felt the slightest hint of a blister or hotspot.
Between commuting, snowshoeing, hiking and geocaching, they've kept me warm, dry and stable in slush, ice, snow, mud and deep puddles. The treads grip like crampons, I trudge up and down steep icy hills no problemo.
Bottom line: my feet have yet to be wet, cold or uncomfortable in these beauties.
Use: from dayhikes to month expiditions.
Break-in Period: 1 hour or less
Price Paid: $109
The Merrell Thermo 6 is the hands down best hiking boot I've ever worn! The comfort is second to none. I spent a week looking all over town for my own pair after trying on a friend's. I ended up ordering from altrec.com.
After 4 hrs of hiking on my first time out with them my feet felt incredibly good. I brought my North Face slippers for around camp like I always do and found i didn't need them. I wore my Thermo 6's till it was time for bed.
I have owned several other Merrell boots and loved each of them for there comfort but the Thermo 6's are on a whole new level. I am going to buy another pair so that when I wear these out I won't be sad because I can't find them anymore, they're that great!
I have been camping/backpacking/hiking for almost 30 years and boots just don't get any better than this. they will keep your feet warm and dry on the most awful of days. The only reason for the 4.5 is that I don't give anything man-made a perfect score.
Break-in Period: 2 days
Price Paid: $110
I got these boots last year for Christmas - I loved the look of them when I saw them in the store but they didn't have my size, we later found them online. I haven't been hiking for long and I have only owned a few pairs of boots and shoes, but it is hard for me to imagine a better pair of boots.
I gave it 4.5 stars just because I haven't owned too many pairs.
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The Merrell Men's Thermo 6 Waterproof Boot is a highly functional, bad-weather boot in a practical and popular height that's suitable for hiking, sledding or snowshoeing. The lightweight TPU shell is completely waterproof, close-molded to the foot and fitted out with easy-striding flex ribs at the forefoot and ridges at the heel to secure a snowshoe strap or for hands-off boot removal. The waterproof nubuck leather upper combines Polartec Thermo 200 lining over 200 gram Thinsulate insulation for three-season comfort while the low post lace anchor directly in the shell allows precise, athletic lace tension. The Vibram Thermo 6 Sole recruits tire-chain pattern lugs with flaring and high-braking pillars for wide-range grip.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
Hike, sled or snowshoe your way through bad weather with these Waterproof nubuck leather upper combines Merrell Opti-Warm and Thinsulate insulation for three-season comfort. The lightweight TPU shell is completely waterproof, close-molded to the foot with easy striding flex ribs at the forefoot. Heel ridges secure a snowshoe strap, and the laces are anchored directly in the shell for precise, athletic lace tension. The tire-chain pattern lugs on the Vibram sole power up anything.
- Merrell refers to the men's version
The Merrell Mens Thermo 6 Waterproof Boot combines Thinsulate and Polartec Thermo insulation to ensure premium warmth all winter. As if that wasnt enough, Merrell also added an ActiveHeat insole that acts like a space blanket to keep heat from escaping. A Vibram Thermo 6 outsole brings you maximum traction on slippery trails and sidewalks, so you dont have to stress about staying upright when youd rather concentrate on scenery.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
This item was consolidated to us from one of our retail stores. While it may be slightly shopworn or without it's original packaging, it's otherwise in perfect condition and is still covered by our guarantee.A winner in late fall, winter, and early spring, the waterproof and insulated Merrell Thermo 6 is a high-functioning boot. Great for light winter hikes with a lightweight pack (less than 15 lb.) or snowshoeing.
- EMS refers to the men's version