The Ventilator gets its name from the large mesh panels that ventilate your foot. This both lets your foot breathe on hot days and lets the boot dry very quickly. On the flip side, this let the books get wet fast. Walk across a stream or wet field and your feet are soaked. The mesh panels also mean this boot is one of the lightest we tested. It makes hiking up steep hills as effortless as it can be but also means you have to be careful when walking through brush. This is not to be confused with a burly protective hiking boot.
Merrell Moab Ventilator - Men's, $90.
Merrell Moab Ventilator - Women's, $100.
Merrell Moab Waterproof - Men's, $110.
Merrell Moab Waterproof - Women's, $110.
Merrell Moab Mid GTX - Women's, $150.
Merrell Moab Mid GTX, Men's, $150.