Ratings Overview - Hiking Boots

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Vasque St. Elias GTX

 Vasque St. Elias GTX
The Vasque St. Elias wins our Editors' Choice award as the best hiking boot of the bunch. What makes this boot the perfect modern ...
$190

Editors' Choice Award
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85
Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Stability - 7 of 10
7
Traction - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Water Resistance - 9 of 10
9
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Salomon Quest 4D GTX

 Salomon Quest 4D GTX
The Salomon Quest 4D GTX, our Top Pick for Fastpacking award winner, exemplifies the latest design innovations in hiking boots. Sa...
$230

Top Pick Award
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Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Stability - 9 of 10
9
Traction - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Water Resistance - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Keen Targhee II Mid

 Keen Targhee II Mid
Excellent comfort, weight, and traction, at an affordable price, make the Keen Targhee II Mid hiking boot the runaway winner of ou...
$135

Best Buy Award
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Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Stability - 5 of 10
5
Traction - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Water Resistance - 7 of 10
7
Durability - 6 of 10
6
Lowa Renegade GTX Mid

 Lowa Renegade GTX Mid
The Lowa Renegade GTX Mid is a fine hiking boot, and won the Editors' Choice award in The Best Hiking Boots for Women Review. The ...
$225

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Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Stability - 7 of 10
7
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Water Resistance - 9 of 10
9
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Asolo Power Matic 200

 Asolo Power Matic 200
The Asolo Power Matic 200 is a lifetime investment for most hikers and backpackers that will handle rough terrain with heavy loads...
$305

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Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Stability - 9 of 10
9
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Water Resistance - 10 of 10
10
Durability - 9 of 10
9
Vasque Taku GTX

 Vasque Taku GTX
The Vasque Taku GTX is one of our favorite boots. The Taku is Vasque's attempt to blur the lines between hiking and backpacking bo...
$180

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Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Stability - 7 of 10
7
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Water Resistance - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 8 of 10
8
La Sportiva Hyper Mid GTX

 La Sportiva Hyper Mid GTX
The La Sportiva Hyper Mid GTX is a specialty hiking boot for those who play on rock and in the mountains. It's ideal for routes li...
$180

Top Pick Award
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Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Stability - 5 of 10
5
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Water Resistance - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 7 of 10
7
Asolo Fugitive GTX

 Asolo Fugitive GTX
The Asolo Fugitive GTX tries very hard to be a mountaineering boot. In some respects it succeeds at this. It is very waterproof, i...
$225

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Comfort - 6 of 10
6
Stability - 6 of 10
6
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Water Resistance - 9 of 10
9
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid

 Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid
One of the lightest hiking boots we tested, the Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid is superbly breathable and thus occupies its own niche...
$100

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Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Stability - 5 of 10
5
Traction - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Water Resistance - 3 of 10
3
Durability - 5 of 10
5
Hi-Tec Altitude

 Hi-Tec Altitude
The Altitude is a synthetic-leather hybrid offering from Hi-Tec that is our Best Buy winner for heavier hiking boots. The Merrell ...
$105

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Comfort - 6 of 10
6
Stability - 6 of 10
6
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Water Resistance - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 5 of 10
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Vasque Breeze GTX

 Vasque Breeze GTX
The Vasque Breeze GTX is a boot designed with a singular purpose in mind: Fast, light, nearly-at-a-run backpacking and hiking. At ...
$170

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Comfort - 5 of 10
5
Stability - 7 of 10
7
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Water Resistance - 7 of 10
7
Durability - 6 of 10
6
Oboz Beartooth

 Oboz Beartooth
The Oboz Beartooth is an interesting step away from traditional design. A lot of plastic, a mechanical advantage lacing system, an...
$210

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Comfort - 4 of 10
4
Stability - 9 of 10
9
Traction - 5 of 10
5
Weight - 4 of 10
4
Water Resistance - 9 of 10
9
Durability - 6 of 10
6
Columbia Newton Ridge

 Columbia Newton Ridge
The Newton Ridge is Columbia's contribution to the leather-synthetic hybrid market. This boot is very inexpensive, which is appare...
$90

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Comfort - 5 of 10
5
Stability - 5 of 10
5
Traction - 5 of 10
5
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Water Resistance - 8 of 10
8
Durability - 5 of 10
5
Scarpa Kailash

 Scarpa Kailash
The Scarpa Kailash is a best-selling, critically acclaimed boot. In 2008, it won a number of awards, including the illustrious Ba...
$209

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Comfort - 6 of 10
6
Stability - 3 of 10
3
Traction - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Water Resistance - 6 of 10
6
Durability - 8 of 10
8
Timberland White Ledge

 Timberland White Ledge
From the long-time manufacturer of comfy work boots, the Timberland White Ledge Mid is a no-frills, all-leather hiking boot. Quite...
$100

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Comfort - 4 of 10
4
Stability - 4 of 10
4
Traction - 3 of 10
3
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Water Resistance - 6 of 10
6
Durability - 5 of 10
5
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Total 15 products tested.