Patagonia Bly Mid Gore-Tex

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Weight 1 lb 13 oz / 822 g
Width Medium
Toe Box Medium
Arch / Instep Medium



I would recommend this product to anyone who is serious…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a personal gift


I would recommend this product to anyone who is serious about hiking, camping and/or backpacking. This advanced hiking boot has traction that keeps you on the trail while providing comfort for your feet that would usually get tired when using a cheap hiking boot. The Gore-Tex protects your shoes and feet from the elements and environments that you may encounter.


  • Gore-Tex protection
  • Cushion for comfort
  • Vibram traction
  • Attractive hiking shoe
  • Waterproof
  • Breathable


  • It is time consumming to put on and take off the shoe.

The Bly Mild Gore-Tex hiking boot by Patagonia has a comfortable yet secure fit on your feet. Because the lacing system allows you to tighten your shoes a lot or let them to be loose, you do not need to worry about the size of your feet or ankles growing larger or smaller. Letting you customize the fit.

These boots are comfortable as soon as you pull them out of the box, but will gain flexibility with wear. The high rise of the boot and thick sole provides support for your foot and ankle. This boot is lined with protective Gore- Tex to keep you dry. The Vibram traction keeps you on your feet in various environments, wet or dry. It vents heat effectively for those who are going to hike in warmer climates.

The laces work effectively and consistently, making sure that you do not have to stop every five minutes to retie your boots. The Gore- Tex technology definitely lives up to its expectations; if you encounter some wetland on your hike you will not need to worry about your boots leaking and your socks and feet getting wet.

This product is well made and this is the most durable hiking boot I have ever owned. I have owned these boots for a few years and they still feel like new. I have used these shoes in various places in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, as well as other parts of northern Michigan. I have used these boots while hiking along the Pictured Rock Trails, some of which are about 30 miles long.

I have also used these shoes while hiking along various river and waterfalls, such as Miner's falls. I have used these shoes mostly for hiking, but have used them for free climbing some rockwalls near waterfalls. I have used these shoes mostly in warm, summer weather. They have always held up.

Manufacturer's Description

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Like Nelly Bly the explorer, the Bly Mid GTX from Patagonia ventures off the grid and off the map. Durable full-grain leather uppers, Gore-Tex protection, women-specific cushioning, and Vibram traction will keep the adventure comfortable.


Venture off the grid with Patagonias Bly Mid GTX Hiking Boot. Patagonia made this durable hiker to shed the elements and keep your foot firmly attached to the trail as you explore the wild blue yonder.


Exploring off the map and off the grid can get you into some sticky situations, but the Patagonia Women's Bly Mid Gore-Tex Hiking Boot can hang. Featuring a durable suede leather upper, a waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX lining, and a triple-density EVA midsole that provides cushioning and support, this shock absorbing shoe provides protection without sacrificing flexibility. With a multi-tread Vibram Ecostep outsole for superior traction, the Patagonia Bly Mid Gore-Tex Hiking Boots for women can handle anywhere that your wanderous spirit leads you.

- Altrec Outdoors

Like explorer Nellie Bly, this hiking/backpacking shoe ventures off the grid and off the map. Featuring a durable, full-grain leather upper, the intrepid wanderer packs a breathable polyester mesh lining in the collar and tongue, a waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX(R) lining and gasket construction, and a women's-specific, triple-density, compression-molded EVA midsole for cushioned support. A shock-distribution plate and injection-molded arch shank protect underfoot without sacrificing flexibility. The multi-tread Vibram(R) Ecostep(R) outsole (made with 30%-recycled rubber content) provides excellent traction.


Patagonia Bly Mid Gore-Tex


The Patagonia Bly Mid Gore-Tex is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen October 17, 2012 at EMS.

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