Vasque Sundowner Summit GTX - Women's



Finally, a pair of truly waterproof boots for hiking…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a personal gift


Finally, a pair of truly waterproof boots for hiking and backpacking.


  • Waterproof
  • Sturdy
  • Wide


  • 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"…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
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.

rated 4.00 of 5 stars 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 »

Vasque Women's Sundowner Summit GTX


The Women's Sundowner Summit GTX has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$99.96 - $195.00

The Vasque Women's Sundowner Summit GTX is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen May 29, 2013 at Campmor.

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