Backpacking Boots

The best backpacking boots, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on December 13, 2018. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Backpacking Boot Reviews

Asolo Men's TPS 535

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Soles peeled off after ten days walking. I had just completed the first week of a two-week trip in the NZ backcountry and found that the soles of both boots were peeling off.  I had to abandon the trip.  They had been properly cared for in the meantime. Full review

Lowa Women's Tibet GTX

rated 2 of 5 stars These are the most comfortable boots I have ever had on my feet. BUT....they leak. These are the most comfortable boots I have ever had on my feet. BUT.... After about a month they leaked. The bottom of my right foot started to get a bit wet when hiking on wet terrain, and within three months of having owned the boots I had to dry the boot out with newspaper stuffed inside the boot after nearly every use. I contacted Lowa and despite it only being three months in they were very hesitant to help. Full review

Herman Men's Survivor

rated 0.5 of 5 stars This it the worst piece of crap boot I have ever owned. I bought Herman Survivor boots at Wal Mart and they are complete junk. I bought these for archery deer season.  I put the boots on in my basement game room and walked to the garage to get to my truck, 30 yards. Got to the woods, got out of my truck and walked to my stand 400 yards. Sat in my stand till dusk and started out and halfway 200 yards the right boot sole in the back came loose. I kept walking and within another 50 yards it completely… Full review

Meindl Makalu

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought mine back in 1996. Will I buy them again? Yes My review is about the original Makalu, I presume the new Makalu Pro 3000 MFS GTX is a much better and improved mountaineering hiking boot. When you're out there exposed to the elements having to walk through mud-pools, steep rocky and slippery terrain you need a rugged boot you can trust in every condition imaginable, a shoe that will never let you down especially when the nearest outdoor store is thousand miles away.  I bought mine back in… Full review

Hanwag Alaska GTX

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Totally disappointing! The sole came apart after five years of moderate use. :( Way cheaper, sport chainmarket boots outperform these. I invested in these, because I wanted high quality gear. I thought, German quality will guarantee that the boots will last for a while. Unfortunately, after five years of moderate use, the sole completely peeled off on one of my boots. I expected more than that for the amount of money I paid for them. I am totally disappointed, since way cheaper boots bought in a… Full review

Esatto Men's Classic Hiker

rated 5 of 5 stars I've just ordered my third pair of Esatto Custom Hikers, since 2007. They are great, rugged, on- and off-trail hikers that fit my wide feet properly like no mass produced boot ever could. I've worn the soles off them going on three times now and due to my poor and irregular maintenance of the leather it's time to get a fresh pair. Great value for the hundreds of peaks and thousands of miles on them. October, 2018 I've just ordered my third pair of Esatto Classic Hikers. I still have and use the… Full review

Limmer Men's Ultra-Light

rated 4 of 5 stars Great boots, lighter than other Limmers but nubuck leather gets cut up by trail rocks. Not for rough mountain trails—for those choose Midweight or Standard. Have used many leather mountain boots. Even the Standard weight Limmers are light by old school standards (compared to Galibier Super Guides etc). The Standard and even the Midweight are great, provide support that more modern boots often don’t. This ultralight is similar—same support—but won’t hold up to cuts and isn’t that much… Full review

Salomon Men's Quest 4D 3 GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Salomon continues to up its game with the Quest 4D 3 GTX backpacking boot! Durability, stability, and rigidity, while increasing all-day comfort and stylish appearance! Salomon Quest 4D 3GTX Review My constant search for the perfect backpacking/hiking boot (for me) is complete! I have purchased and used many quality name brand footwear for rugged trail and backcountry trips, but to my feet they have all been found lacking. One brand may offer a wider toebox, another higher ankle support, another… Full review

Wellco Black Work Boots

rated 0.5 of 5 stars The leather skin looked fine till worn. Cracked and peeled on sides and top of foot DAY ONE they were worn. Worse than fake leather, apparently dry rotted underneath the shiny part. I bought the Wellco steel toed black boots for a friend starting a new factory job. They listed from $58 to  $169 on eBay. We got the shiny brand new Wellco black work boots for what seemed a very good price. They looked great and he said they felt good. He just wore them YESTERDAY for the first time to orientation… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (12)
Lowa Baffin Pro
$175 - $289
user rating: 5 of 5 (9)
Danner Mountain Light
$380
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (47)
L.L.Bean Gore-Tex Cresta Hikers, Leather
$259
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (19)
Asolo Power Matic 200 GV
$220 - $329
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Zamberlan Vioz GT
$295
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Alico Tahoe
$150
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Red Wing Irish Setter
$160
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Scarpa Kinesis Pro GTX
$231 - $329
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Hanwag Alaska Lady GTX
$370
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Vasque St. Elias GTX
$150 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX
$184 - $230
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salomon X Ultra Trek GTX
$157
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Pacific Crest GTX
$190
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan 960 Guide GT RR
$340 - $360
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lowa Hunter GTX EVO Extreme
$450
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Pamir
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
AKU Utah Top GTX
$320
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan 1006 Vioz Plus GT RR
$340
user rating: 4 of 5 (78)
Asolo TPS 520 GV
$268 - $320
user rating: 4 of 5 (35)
Merrell Wilderness
$400
user rating: 4 of 5 (29)
Danner Mountain Light II
$285 - $379
user rating: 4 of 5 (17)
Alico Summit
$180
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Lowa Tibet GTX
$300 - $385
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Zamberlan 996 Vioz GT
$295 - $305
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Scarpa Kailash GTX
$143 - $175
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX
$153
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
La Sportiva Thunder II GTX
$100
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Hanwag Yukon
$325
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Oboz Wind River
$185
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan Tofane GT RR N.W.
$470
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Oboz Beartooth
$130
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid GTX
$102 - $249
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (21)
Vasque Sundowner GTX
$220
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (11)
Hanwag Alaska GTX
$370
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (6)
La Sportiva Trango Trek GTX
$220
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa SL Active
$222 - $299
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (3)
Vasque Sundowner Classic GTX
$165 - $219
Lowa Tibet GTX Hi
$400
Danner Mountain Light Cascade
$360
Lowa Irox GTX Mid
$260
Lowa Lady Sport
$295
Scarpa Zodiac Plus GTX
$175 - $250
Scarpa R-Evolution GTX
$174 - $239
Mammut Trovat Advanced High GTX
$249
Lowa Tibet LL
$300
Danner Acadia 8"
$350 - $359
Salomon Authentic LTR GTX
$105 - $140
Salomon Quest Prime GTX
$142 - $190
AKU Superalp GTX
$280
Zamberlan 1023 Latemar NW
$420
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