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La Sportiva Pacific Crest

rated 3.5 of 5 stars

The Pacific Crest has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best backpacking boots for 2024.

Because of a lack of stores that carry them I ordered these boots from the factory. I would like to say how great these boots are but if the factory reps are reading this the factory people stink and I would like a refund. All aside, if you order from a factory make sure that you know how to european size your foot. And if I had gotten the right size, they wouldn't be for sale.

Materials: Leather/Leather
Use: Rough trail w/45# pack
Break-in Period: two weeks on a tred mill
Weight: 3lb 5oz
Price Paid: $200

Version reviewed: 1996

I bought this boot after having worn one of its bigger brothers--the K3--in Mexico. The Pacific Crest had a similar comfortable fit for my wide feet as the K3. However! my hiking companion (I swear it was his fault) led me to waist-deep snow on the way down Yosemite point and the green coloring on the inside of the boot bled into my socks. Yeech! it looked as if I squished 3 dozen caterpillars...

Materials: Leather
Use: Steep snowy trail / medium pack
Break-in Period: zilch
Weight: 3 lbs?
Price Paid: $139 (on sale)

I feel the pacific crest boot is a great boot for people who spend lots of time in the backcountry.

It worth the price and it's real sturdy.

The only problem is the shank, it could break.

it rates in A in my book.

Materials: leather
Use: rough travel with a 65 pound pack
Break-in Period: 6 months
Weight: 3.5
Price Paid: $200

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