User Review: REI Men's Spirit III GTX
Materials: Leather with Gore-tex Lining
Use: Hiking, Backpacking, Yard Work & Daily Outdoor Work
Price Paid: $139
My 8-yr-old Vasque Sundowners are on their last leg, so I've been in the market for a replacement pair of all leather, gore-tex backpacking boots with superior ankle support. Looked at Vasque, Lowe, LL Bean, and Asolo. Almost purchased the Asolo Powermatics even though they didn't meet all my criteria or really fit well in the toe area. Very happy to visit an REI store in Minnesota (Bloomington) b/c there are no REI's in Ohio. Regular price on them was $189... a little cheaper than the Asolo Powermatics at $239. Have treated them with three coats of Nikwax Conditioner to soften the leather. So far, they seem like a wonderful replacement.