User Review: Vasque Men's Breeze GTX XCR
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $149
This is an update of my earlier review. I am changing my rating to 5 stars. After two years of heavy use these boots have held up well. They are durable, comfortable on long hikes, and have never let my feet get wet.
I only rate these boots a 4 because I have not backpacked in them yet. I have hiked several times in the Vasque Breeze.
These boots are waterproof. I had to carry my wife across a submerged foot-bridge (she was wearing trail runners) and the top of my foot was under water. I did not have any water in either boot. The boots are waterproof. We walked through high wet grass for 3/4 mile and my feet were completely dry.
On another trip I climbed and descended two peaks (about 1800 feet elevation total) with rocky trails and had no slippage of heel or toe (no black toenails) and good support from the boot. I was carrying a fifteen pound pack.
I bought these boots for backpacking trips to the Bigelow Range and Whites this summer. I am getting old and tired of the weight of heavy traditional backpacking boots. They feel like they could handle a 25-30 pound load. We will see.