Vasque Ranger 2 GTX
Materials: Leather, Gore-Tex
Use: Weekend backpacking, rough trails,
Break-in Period: 5 miles
Price Paid: $55
Overall, the boot is okay. The traction is very slippery on any type of wet/damp surface. Due to lack of ankle padding around the lace rivets, they make my ankles very sore after hiking on rocky or technical trails. They required almost no break in time.
The soles are rigid (which is good) and they seem to be built well. However I will be retiring these to do yard work and will be investing in some better backpacking/hiking boots.
Price Paid: $95
This is a very comfortable boot. However, the outsole is terrible on wet surfaces. Hydroplaning is excessive. A pair of tennis shoes have better traction! This is not a boot for hiking along a river or stream. Vasque needs to put a Vibram brand sole on this boot and then they will have a near perfect dayhiker.
Materials: 2mm nubuck w/gore-tex membrane
Use: all round use weekend backpacking trips
Break-in Period: 4 days
Weight: 19 oz
Price Paid: $80
Good all-around boot, broke in almost instantly. Great deal on Gore-tex boots.
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A redesigned, more durable bottom package, updated styling, and high-cushion EVA midsole make this classic boot one of the best values in the Vasque day hiking line. Mens Sizes:Medium 7-12,13,14,15GTX Weight: 2 lbs. 12 oz (Mens 9) [1250 g]* Upper: 2.0mm Waterproof Split Leather* Upper: Cross Weave Nylon Fabric* Insole: Texon board with steel shank* Midsole: EVA* Plate:* Outsole: Vasque Scout* Lining: Nylon* Footbed: Contoured EVA* Other: Gusseted padded tongue; Padded Collar
- Massey's Outfitters refers to the men's version
The perfect blend of flexibility, traction and support for day hikes or light overnights.Gore-Tex laminate waterproof/breathable insert for all-weather protection.Redesigned with a more durable and cushioned bottom package. The best day hiking value from Vasque.2mm waterproof split leather and nylon fabric upper.Padded and gusseted tongue.Metal hooks and rollerball hardware.Nylon lined.Contoured EVA footbed.Texon insole.Steel shank.EVA midsole.Vasque Scout outsole.Avg. wt. 2lbs. 10oz.
- Campmor refers to the men's version
For great value in a sturdy Gore-Tex light hiking boot, the Vasque Ranger 2 GTX protects and supports your feet in all kinds of weather. Redesigned with updated styling and a high-cushion EVA midsole, the Ranger 2 boot is a great choice for day hiking or light overnights. 2.0 mm split-leather upper with nylon for weight savings and increased breathability. Waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex manages moisture and keeps your feet dry. EVA midsole for support, cushion, and all-day comfort. 3/4 length Texon insole board with steel shank. Contoured EVA footbed. Padded tongue and collar. Vasque Scout carbon-rubber outsole for traction in mixed terrain and wet/dry conditions.
- EMS refers to the men's version
The Vasque Ranger 2 is a well-cushioned, relatively lightweight Gore-Tex boot. This classic boot is one of the best values in the Vasque hiking line.
- RockCreek refers to the men's version