Patagonia Drifter A/C

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Specs

Weight 14 oz / 397 g
Width Medium
Toe Box Full
Arch / Instep Medium

Reviews

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Rugged lightweight shoe with gripping sole. Conditions:…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $65 on sale

Summary

Rugged lightweight shoe with gripping sole.

Pros

  • Sole grips well
  • Rubber toe cover protects toes.
  • Breathable, dries quick
  • When water gets in, it drains right back out. No soggy sox.
  • Good support
  • Rugged and long lasting when used on rough trails
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Not waterproof

Conditions: I have had this shoe for the past three years. I have hiked some rugged and muddy/wet parts of the Long Trail with 25-30 lbs on my back. This shoe is light but gives good support and is very comfortable for those of us with wider feet and narrow heels. I put the copper colored Superfeet footbed in mine and that has worked very well.

Features: What I like most is that when I have inadvertently or unavoidably stepped in water or mud, the socks do get wet, but these shoes drain the water out immediately so I am not left with squishingly wet socks. The breathable mesh airs out the socks over the rest of the day. The shoes dry out quickly in camp.

Comfort: I bought a second pair because they are so comfortable to wear around town.

Construction and Durability: These shoes are well made, no problems. I have been pleased with these little shoes holding up on some very rugged trails.

Temp Control: With wool socks, these shoes are warm for cool spring, fall hiking. With a lighter sock, they are cool for summer hiking.

Support: I was wondering how it would be to go from an Asolo 535 ankle high boots  to these light shoes, but I found that my ankles strengthened and the Drifters have been fine. I have found that the Drifters offer adequate foot support when used with Superfeet insoles.

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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Drifter ACs! Thanks for the review (and welcome to Trailspace!)


29 days ago

rated 4.50 of 5 stars All Drifter A/C versions

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