User Review: The North Face Men's Jasper Canyon GTX
Materials: nubuck and GTX
Use: 4-6 day hikes with a 35-45lb pack
Break-in Period: 1 week
Price Paid: $100
All in all this is the best hiking boot I have owned. I don't pay a lot for anything and the value for this boot was unmatched. I found it on Ebay for 100 bucks. My prior boots were Merrel and Lowa. Both prior brands were good but seemed to wear prematurely. I log about 300 miles/year on the trail.
Right out of the box they were comfortable. The stitching and gluing is surprisingly clean and smooth for a product made in China. They are lightweight and very good in wet conditions. I have worked a good chunk of The Florida Trail which has a lot of standing water and of course a ton of rain. A couple of nice gaiters and you're set. Feel like running/trail shoes with the advantages of a watertight, breathable boot. Very pleased so far.