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Backpacking Boots

The best backpacking boots, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on February 24, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (9)
Danner Mountain Light
$360 - $379
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
$180 - $360
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Lowa Tibet GTX
$395
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Scarpa Kinesis Pro GTX
$329
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Hanwag Alaska Lady GTX
$240 - $369
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan 960 Guide GT RR
$213
user rating: 4 of 5 (80)
Asolo TPS 520 GV
$340
user rating: 4 of 5 (29)
Danner Mountain Light II
$323 - $379
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Zamberlan Vioz GT
$310
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Zamberlan 996 Vioz GT
$295 - $310
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Vasque St. Elias GTX
$130 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Scarpa Kailash GTX
$128 - $141
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Lowa Trekker
$320
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Hanwag Yukon
$325
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Lowa Tibet LL
$395
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan Tofane GT RR N.W.
$470
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Merrell Phaserbound 2 Tall Waterproof
$170
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX
$210 - $230
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Lowa Ticam II GTX
$395
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Lowa Baffin Pro LL II
$395
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (21)
Vasque Sundowner GTX
$110 - $220
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (15)
Hanwag Alaska GTX
$370
user rating: 3 of 5 (5)
Crispi Nevada GTX
$399
user rating: 5 of 5 (19)
Limmer Standard
user rating: 5 of 5 (12)
Lowa Baffin Pro
$330 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (8)
Chippewa Arctic 50
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
John Calden Boots Mountain Hiking Boot
$1000 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
Cabela's Mountain Hiker
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Lowa Hunter GTX Extreme
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Limmer Mid-Weight
$380 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Fabiano Trionic
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Salomon Cosmic 4D GTX
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Filson Uplander Boots
$300 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Fabiano leather hikers
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Asolo 535
$215 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
U.S. Military Mickey Mouse Boot
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Hi-Tec Cascadia XCM eVent WPi
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Matterhorn Ranger
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Scarpa Ladakh
$299 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (23)
Scarpa SL M3
$249 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (19)
Asolo TPS 535
$215 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
Limmer Light-Weight
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Lowa Tibet Pro GTX
$340 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Alico Tahoe
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Meindl Super Perfekt
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Meindl Makalu
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Scarpa Barun GTX
$239 MSRP
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Recent Backpacking Boot Reviews

rated 4 of 5 stars
Lowa Ticam II GTX

Initial impressions only ahead of any serious backpacking!   Initial impressions only so will update later in the year following some backcountry hiking. Buying this boot online was risky for me. I needed to know I would have the 10-15mm at the front of the boot for trekking. I am a tight US 13 in all shoes in my right foot. Left foot is fine. The sizing chart at Lowa.com indicated I would be pushing my luck (5mm to spare). Interestingly, Altitude Sports(online) had a 5mm increased difference on… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Hanwag Alaska GTX

Overall fit (depending on foot type) and features. Firm enough for rough mountain walking and winter frolics and not as stiff as Alpine boots. Check for fitting first! Finally, a pair of robust boots, that are sufficiently stiff, but which fit my heels enough to prevent heel lift and the blistering that have seemed to folllow me across the many pairs of boots that I've owned. I've turned to Hanwag following 6 years of pain-free mountaineering with Salewa boots—the replacement of my trusty old… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Alico Tahoe

Old school...in the best possible way. These boots hearken to an era when Noregian welt construction with top grain cowhide, Vibram Montagna lugged soles, and a full calfskin lining were all standard features on a top of the line Italian boot. Maybe these are the last of a vanishing species, so I'd recommend you get a pair now.   Wearing the Tahoes as slippers around the house as stage one of the break-in process. I am more and more convinced there's very little in the way of innovation that can… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Limmer Standard

Excellent boots, like any long-term relationship, they take a lot of work. When Peter fit these for me he grabbed my forefoot and lightly squeezed. This is how the boots should fit, "like a firm handshake". His remark turned me from the larger size that I thought would be the right fit, to the next smaller, against my better judgement. For two years at least I was convinced he was wrong. But umpteen miles and several rounds with a shoe stretcher I bought, has probably proved him right. In his opinion… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Meindl Vakuum Men GTX

Category B trekking boots, great for hiking and trekking both on rocky terrains and in the forest. Greetings hiker! This is a review about the hiking boots Vakuum Men GTX produced by Meindl. Few words about myself first to give an idea about what do I usually use hiking and trekking boots for. I enjoy hiking and trekking on the mountains in all seasons and with all types of weather. I mostly enjoy mountains that are covered by forest, but these boots I also used them on more naked rocky mountains. Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Meindl Perfekt

My sole came off both boots. Company won't do anything about it. The boots were not abused. That sucks. They don't stand behind the products. I bought them because I thought they were good, but they are not. Soles fell off both boots, never abused them. Company said "tough, can't help you, throw them away." Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Merrell Perimeter Gore-Tex

Best hiking boots I’ve ever owned (and I’ve had many). Durable, comfortable, good looking (like their owner). If these ever wear out, I’d buy another pair in a heartbeat. Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
Hanwag Alaska GTX

Had these boots three years and only used occasionally. Both boots leak when out on the fells, and one boot just makes creaking noises when I am out walking. I have to say, I will be going back to Lowa boots. Very comfortable walking boot, but as an occasional walker, it did not take long for both boots to take in water, which was hard to take. I think I will go back to wearing Lowas. Also, the left boot was making creaking noises from day one, which I found very irritating. Full review

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Herman Survivor

I bought them three days ago and they started falling apart on the first day. By the third day I had to throw them away They are a joke. Fifty dollar pair of shoes for three days. Full review