Vasque Breeze 2.0 GTX
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150
Good boot for waterproofing and heavier hiking or backpacking.
- Aggressive tread
These are great boots if you are looking for a heavier boot for longer trips in which you will use a heavy backpack. I know NOLS recommends these for their backpacking courses which are usually 30 days or longer and the packs weigh into the 40s and 50s. I bought these for my Philmont trip in July and have using them on my shakedown hikes to get ready.
They feature Vibram soles which means they will both last for many miles and have a good grip. They also feature an insole which is based on trail running shoes so they are comfortable from right out of the box. After a 2 hour rainstorm in the day and an all night storm my feet were still able to keep dry in them.
I would not recommend them if you are going to be using them with packs that weigh less than about 25 lbs or if the average temperatures are going to be in the high 90s or 100s.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Vasque has reconfigured their classic Breeze to be lighter, tougher, and more breathable than the original. The new Breeze 2.0 is perfectly tuned for today s fast and light hikers. PRODUCT FEATURES: Weight: 2 lbs 8 oz Outsole: Vasque Exclusive Vibram Contact Last: Arc Tempo Midsole: Dual Density EVA, Molded TPU Plate
- Appalachian Outdoors refers to the men's version