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Cabela's Gore-Tex Trail-Lite Hikers

rated 3 of 5 stars

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I purchased these boots through Cabela's a few years ago. This particuliar color (mossy-oak breakup) happened to be marked down $10 dollars less then the standard colors (but otherwise the same boot) so I decided to purchase them.

All I can say they are waterproof, unless I "flood them" by stepping in a creek deeper than my boots! I used them on all my dayhikes and backpacking trips and I can't complain one bit.

The fit is good, since I have wide feet they came with the Cabela's "fit system" that included a EE insert. Even though I suppose they are not technically backpacking boots, but dayhikers, I even used them on my backpacking trips nonetheless. Perhaps they may lack some of the support true heavier-duty backpacking boots may offer, but they still work out fine.

Perhaps one day I may move up to the Cabela's all leather Mountain Hikers (a true backpacking boot) but until then I will continue to use my Trail Lite Gore-Tex Hikers until they literally fall apart!

Materials: Leather/Condra Nylon and Gore Tex
Use: Day hikes/light backpacking trips
Break-in Period: none required
Weight: 3lbs. 6ozs.
Price Paid: $79.99

The sole fell off the boot.


  • Comfort


  • No longevity

Would not buy them again.


I wore them hiking and to work.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120

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