Merrell Traverse

rated 4.0 of 5 stars

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photo: Merrell Traverse backpacking boot

Specs

Price Historic Range: $112.48-$179.89
Reviewers Paid: $269.00

Reviews

4 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   2
3-star:   0
2-star:   1
1-star:   0

Awesome boot.

Pros

  • Great support
  • Durable
  • Not a long break-in

Best darn boot I ever owned. I hiked in Alaska and hike the Columbia River Gorge and never got a blister. 

I wish I would have bought two pairs. Also the boot is true to size. Made in Italy!

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: ??

These boots are great!! Handles heavy loads with ease, fully waterproof and very comfortable. I don't see any areas of concern on the boots that would lead me to believe that they will not last me for years to come.

These replaced my old One Sport Moraine that had enough and Merrell has my business now as long as they continue to perform!!

These are a great boot for doing that bit extra out in the outdoors. The rubber has just started coming away around the sole and Merrell NZ were great at getting it fixed up for me.

I'm a hunter and I'm rough on my boots and they normally don't last long at all but these are really lasting the distance. The comfort is great on those big long hunts, i used to get bruised heels but with these and the air cushioned heel that has stopped.

I do highly recommend these boots.

Materials: Leather
Use: Hunting, rough trail w/ heavy pack
Price Paid: $499 NZ

Just bought a pair of these boots. After I got them home I found out that one of them leaks like crazy. Not recommended!

Materials: leather
Break-in Period: backpack
Price Paid: $269

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