Vasque Sundowner Summit GTX
Finally, a pair of truly waterproof boots for hiking…
Source: received it as a personal gift
Finally, a pair of truly waterproof boots for hiking and backpacking.
- A little heavy
These boots are the answer to all of my foot issues. They are wide enough for my weird feet, they were comfortable right out of the box and I can use them for casual hiking or climbing volcanoes. They are waterproof (really!). I have worn them on muddy trails and snowshoeing and they were perfect.
Although these were billed as "Backpacking Boots"…
Materials: Waterproofed nubuck leather, Gore-Tex drop lining with wicking nylon knit
Use: short dayhikes, backpacking
Break-in Period: At least 2 weeks
Weight: 3 lbs, 6.5 oz
Price Paid: $139
Although these were billed as "Backpacking Boots" at REI I will never use them for that. They are much too heavy and after awhile my toes seem to go numb in them from the weird way they rock forward when I walk, although my then 11 y.o. son said they felt fine on him, during a week at Boy Scout camp.
They are comfortable to me only for short hikes on soft ground. I like to be able to "feel" the ground more when I walk than these allow. They are my back-up boots when my favorite pair are drying.
Even though they are women's boots I bought them for my son summer 2006. They haven't been worn very often since.
The discomfort may be in part to the boots being size 8M and I normally wear 7.5 Wide in Women's. I would advise getting a good fit in whatever boot is chosen.
All Sundowner Summit GTX versions
In addition to the 2 women's reviews above, there are 7 reviews for other versions of the Sundowner Summit GTX. Read all reviews »
Here's what other sites are saying:
A dual density polyurethane midsole and patented Kinetic insole make our premiere backpacking boot incredibly comfortable without sacrificing support and stability.
Vasque's premier backpacking boot offers the ultimate in trail performance.2.6 mm waterproof nubuck leather upper.Gore-Tex laminate waterproof/breathable insert.Padded and gusseted tongue.Roller-ball lacing hardware.3-Bar knit nylon lining.Dry-tech footbed.Kinetic insole/shankDual-density PU midsole.Exclusive Vibram Summit outsole.Avg. wt. 3lbs.
CLOSEOUTS . Vasque's Sundownder Summit Gore-Tex(R) backpacking boots are solid, stable and durable options for the dedicated backpacker. Waterproof breathable Gore-Tex(R) membrane creates an impenetrable barrier between feet and the elements, while a specially designed Vibram(R) sole keeps a firm grip on the trail. Padded collar and gusseted tongue Kinetic cushioned insole Nubuck uppers Vibram(R) traction sole Height: 4” Weight: 3 lb. 7 oz. pr. CLOSEOUTS . China. Width: N (narrow) M (medium) W (wide)
- Sierra Trading Post
On Sale. Free Shipping. Vasque Women's Sundowner Summit GTX Boot (Fall 2007) The Women's Sundowner Summit GTX Shoe by Vasque is incredibly comfortable without sacrificing support and stability. An exclusive Vibram outsole, GORE-TEX lining, rubber toe rand, and roller-ball lacing hardware offer the ultimate in trail performance.Features: Upper: 2.6mm Waterproof Insole: Kinetic Midsole: Dual-Density PU Outsole: Vibram Summit Lining: 3-Bar Knit Nylon Footbed: DryTech GORE-TEX Roller Ball Hardware Weight: 2 lbs. 14 oz. (1304gm) women s 7
Free Shipping on Your Whole Order when you buy select shoes and boots. Ends 11/15. An updated classic, these backpacking boots deliver total comfort, weather protection and durability for the long haul. DryTech contoured footbeds allow air circulation underneath feet for comfort; Shock Pods under heels and forefeet absorb excess shock. Dual-density polyurethane midsoles offer lightweight cushioning and long-term durability. Kinetic midsole supports control flex, create torsional rigidity and add stability on uneven terrain with pack loads. Padded ankle collars with extended height and extra padding offer protection with no pinching of the Achilles tendon. Smooth-pulling roller ball hardware allows easy adjustment and security across instep while increasing lace durability. Stout rubber rands at toebox protect feet from bumps and add abrasion-resistance to uppers. Sturdy Vibram Summit outsoles blend aggressive traction lugs and broad stability lugs for superb traction on rugged terrain. Waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex drop-lining with wicking nylon knit supplies seam-sealed protection from water leakage and dry comfort. Waterproofed, durable nubuck leather is flexible and lightweight for a comfortable fit.