Vasque Snowburban UltraDry

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I purchased these boots when I realized that my low-hikers,…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120 (on sale)

Summary

I purchased these boots when I realized that my low-hikers, despite applications of chemical waterproofing, were definitely not going to keep my feet dry on winter hikes, snowshoeing, and during slushy spring hikes.

I decided to splurge, and shell out the bucks for these boots, and I am extremely satisfied...they are great boots, and well worth the investment (though at first the name "Snowburban" put me off...sounded too much like suburban!).

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Waterproof
  • Durable
  • Warm

Cons

  • Laces can be a bit slick, hard to pull tight


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I purchased these boots just over a year ago, so they have seen nearly daily use from January to April, and then again since last November. There was a very brief (2-3 short hikes) break-in period, but I very quickly realized these would be very comfortable, and solid boots for me.

They weigh in at 1lb  13 oz. per boot. To me, they seem quite light, and I never feel as though I am wearing concrete blocks on my feet (as I have with some other boots!).

These boots are extremely comfortable. Initially I was concerned that they may be "too high", but the upper material has some nice flexibility, yet provides good support. They are warm, but not oppressively so; I have used them in temperatures from minus 20 (f), to 40 degrees (f), with only a light or mid-weight hiking sock.

I use the boots for Microspikes hiking on icy,hard packed snow, or shoulder-season conditions of slush/ice/mud/snow, and they provide a good, secure feeling, and my feet have never gotten wet. In the winter, I also use them frequently for snowshoeing, and they have served very nicely. The molded heel helps the snowshoe strap stay in place. There is a small d-ring on the base of the laces, for attachment of gaiters.

When I use the boots w/o snowshoes or spikes, they appear to have a good traction sole, yet do not collect lots of mud or snow on the sole.

I would certainly recommend these boots to others.


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G00SE MODERATOR

Nice review, Shelia. Thank you!


5 months ago
Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for the review, Sheila. I had the same initial reaction to the name. I'm glad they've worked out well for you.


5 months ago
300winmag

Insulation? If so how much? Removable liner? I want winter boots with a good insulating removable liner like Sorel felt pacs or my Scarpa T3 backcountry ski boots. Liners come out at night and into my sleeping bag. In the morning I have very warm liners to use. NO frozen feet.


5 months ago
Sheila Goss

400g insulation,thinsulate, not a removeable liner. I no longer winter camp, but these are warm in temps well below zero f. for day long excursions....


5 months ago
300winmag

OK, for "day boots" where you can dry them out at home overnight.


5 months ago
Go Time! (Jesse Maloney)

I had a pair of Vasque Hiking boots and when they wore out after 10 YEARS, I found a pair that appeared to be identical (used) and bought them. I was surprised to see how much lighter they were. They have some great new light weight tech. I used the second pair for 5 years and gave them to a friend (they were still going strong). I've had great experiences with Vasque.


2 months ago
Sheila Goss

These are great...this time of year everything is wet and gooshy, and these boots are light, and wonderfully waterproof. They show so little signs of wear,even after 2 full seasons of use.


2 months ago

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