Montrail Solitude

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



The first pair I got by accident many years ago. They…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Use: day hikes overnights winter wear during wet weather
Break-in Period: a couple of hours
Price Paid: $75

The first pair I got by accident many years ago. They were a return in the bargain bin for $20. Look similar to these but not 1 piece leather. Soles are a molded on Vibram like these. Was not doing a lot of hiking back then so I rotated them out with my White construction boots at work. By the time I realized what a good trail boot they were I had worn the soles down quite a bit.

Got a new pair 2 years ago and still going strong. Use them for long day hikes and overnight back pack trips. Feet never get wet.

It gets a 4.5 because trail debris (pine needles etc) has worked its way in a couple of times when wearing shorts. Maybe this is common, not a big problem. A bit stiff in the foot and medium ankle support which is comfortable to me on the trails. Soles are good in mud, a little slippery on green rocks.


I have had these Montrail boots for years and they…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars

I have had these Montrail boots for years and they are perfect. They are so comfortable and they are VERY durable. I have worn them while crossing mountain streams and I have worn them while hiking to the summits of 14ers in Colorado. These boots are great and they never make my feet sore. They have great support in them as well. Unfortunately, Montrail does not make this boot anymore. If I could find them somewhere, I would buy another pair!


Comfortable, supportive, warm and waterproof. However,…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Materials: Leather
Use: rough trail
Break-in Period: short

Comfortable, supportive, warm and waterproof.

However, the fourth time I took them out (2 years after first use) BOTH soles came off, and rotted rubber in the heel fell out. Perhaps they can be relied on the first year (as guaranteed by a one year warranty). I think water gets trapped inside the heel and it rots.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Free Shipping. Montrail Women's Solitude Boot (Fall 2006) The Solitude by Montrail is designed for women who want a seamless, all-leather boot for backpacking and hiking. Weight: 18oz./0.51 kg Support Supportive ankle with flexible cuff Self-cleaning Vibram Talon outsole SuperLight PolyUrethane midsole ensures longevity without weight Fit Women's specific last design Buffer Zone tongue eliminates lace pressure Durable and cozy 3-Bar Knit lining Design Single-piece construction Extra-padding around ankle keeps rocks out Seamless toe design Animal Women who wander Backpacking Day hiking Trekking Peak bagging Fourteeners Exploring

- Moosejaw refers to the women's version

The Montrail Solitude: A great choice for day hiking and backpacking, these feature one-piece nubuck leather uppers for excellent support, comfort and durability. Montrail Solitude Features: Female-specific IntegraFit™ design ensures accurate, efficient flex points and a positive heel lock to maximize fit and comfort Buffer Zone tongues disperse lace pressure "Super Light" polyurethane midsoles are lightweight and shock-absorbing without sacrificing durability Vibram® Talon outsoles with self-cleaning lugs deliver dependable all-terrain traction

- OMCgear refers to the women's version

If you like to mix your day hiking with your backpacking but you don't want the hassle of breaking in two pairs of boots, the Montrail Solitude is a comfortable fit. Unlike many boots that feature one design for the men and another for the women, the Solitude is all about comfort for female feet. Montrail engineered this boot with a gender-specific IntegraFit last for an amazing support-to-weight ratio. The Solitude has a female-friendly Super Light polyurethane midsole for a minimal weight design that won't compromise protection and support. The entire boot has a medium flex that gives you more agility than most backpacking footwear and the Vibram Talon sole has a self-cleaning lug design to help minimize the dirt tracked into your tent vestibule.

- Altrec Outdoors refers to the women's version

Montrail refers to the Solitude as "the Sandia Peak's tougher soul sister". Not only are they a sturdy boot for day hikes, they also provide the structure and support needed for longer term ventures when you're bearing a pack. Montrails Integrafit system ensures greater stabilization of your foot and increased comfort. The full-length Nylon lasting board provides medium flexibility that adds to the boots load bearing capabilities and reduces fatigue. A Roomy toe box leaves toes free to wiggle and positive heel lock reduces friction due to slippage. The ankle is cut lower than a mans boot to accomodate a womans calf structure while still protecting the ankle from rolling and bruising. Designed for day hikes and short, trail-bound backpacking trips where intimacy with the elements is expected.

- RockCreek refers to the women's version

Montrail Solitude


The Solitude has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$97.97 - $140.00

The Montrail Solitude is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen April 27, 2008 at Moosejaw.

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