Timberland Cadion Mid Gore-Tex XCR
After reading glowing reviews in Backpacker, I ordered a pair of these boots from a popular camping retailer. The boots arrived with the lower eyelets inconsistently placed relative to the rubber rand. Note that the problem was not the asymmetrical lacing design, it was poor workmanship/quality control. Believing this could be an indicator of less visible flaws, I returned the boots.
The 2nd pair from the same retailer arrived with the same problem, with variation in alignment even between the two pairs. I ordered the 3rd pair from Timberland and received yet another pair with the the same problem. After numerous requests directly to Timberland to have a pair inspected before shipment, I was told that could not be done. I even went so far as to provide photos of two of the pairs showing the issue I was describing. After one last attempt to have Timberalnd address the problem, I was left with no alternative but to return them yet again.
I then ordered a pair of Asolo boots and have been very please with them. The worst part of this whole experience was the company's complete lack of concern that their product was being delivered with such poor workmanship and their lack of willingness to take a simple step to retain a long-time Timberland customer. Not any more.
After trekking about 80 km in Himalaya at altitudes 2000-4500m, both boots' soles were broken. If you need something certain and reliable in mountains, never buy these boots. Of course, I got my money back but I couldn't buy new boots in Himalayan mountains.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Your average hiking boot wishes that it had won the Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice award, so you'd take it on your next adventure. Your average hiking boot really wishes it were the premium Timberland Cadion Mid TGX Boot, too. An upper made of full-grain leather and nylon houses a Gore-Tex membrane to keep water out but let air through, so you enjoy maximum comfort while you're bushwacking through the wilderness. Your basic, average hiking boot can't touch that.
Made to withstand multi-day treks, this durable hiker is packed with high-tech comfort features like memory foam for a customized fit and an innovative membrane that locks out water but allows moisture to escape so feet stay dry. Imported. Exceptionally lightweight and durable waterproof boot for single and multi-day hikingGore-Tex XCR membrane provides high adrenaline, breathable waterproof protectionExclusive Vibram outsole engineered to optimize lug design and relative position minimizes weight while maximizing tractionMemory foam cuff molds to ankle shape for a secure and comfortable customized fitChanneled mesh lining keeps foot dry and comfortable by allowing air to circulateExternal molded heel counter provides rear foot stability during active outdoor pursuitsUnderfoot support and protection from a full length Timberland Agile IQ stability plate made out of Pebax elastomer and specifically tuned for hikingTimberland Agile IQ starburst provides a secure "heel set" for superior control and responsivenessRemovable, tri-zoned, dual density, Timberland Agile IQ footbed constructed with Dri-Lex fabric and perfed EVA for greater breathabilityBoot is flexible crampon compatible to enhance traction on ice and snowLightweight Schoeller textile upper for durability and breathabilityToe and sidewall protection from a lightweight direct inject TPU randWeight: 2lbs. 3oz.
The Timberland Mens Cadion Mid Hiking Boots exceptional waterproof protection and comfort earned it Backpacker Magazines 2006 Editors Choice Award. A Gore-Tex XCR membrane and a memory foam cuff give you maximum support and breathable waterproof protection for single and multi-day adventures.
- Backcountry Outlet