< Go to Sandals - Men's

Hands-on Gear Review

Chaco Unaweep Z/2 Review


Chaco Unaweep Z/2 men's sandal
Price:   Varies from $69 - $105 online  —  Compare at 4 sellers
Pros:  Great support, very durable, stable and secure.
Cons:  Heavy, slippery when wet, slow break-in.
Editors' Rating:     
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Manufacturer:   Chaco


This is basically the exact same sandal as the Z/1 version that simply has no big toe strap for added security and stability. Check out that review for all of the pertinent info that relates to both versions Chaco Unaweep Z/1 Review.

Otherwise the only difference with this Z//2 version, as mentioned above, is the big toe strap. My first pair of non flip flop sandals was a pair of original Teva's many years ago and they had no toe strap. So when I tried my first pair of Chaco's I stuck with that style. About a year later I was hiking down a steep trail to a new bouldering area in Oregon and my feet started sweating and sliding off the end of the sandal like I was "hanging ten" on a surfboard. But I was not doing it on purpose for style and fun, no I was actually slipping and had to stop to tighten them up and fell behind the pack in my Z/1's. My friends in the pack mostly had either approach shoes or the Z/2 and so I realized then that the funny looking, constrictive looking big toe strap actually had a very important purpose. I have bought only Z/2's ever since and they have proven to be the perfect all around, warm weather shoe for my outdoor and around town lifestyle. If you are not going to be packing heavy loads on steep trails at high speed the more relaxed and less constrictive Z/1 would probably be fine for you.

RELATED: Our complete review of sandals - men's

Compare Side-by-Side

Compare all Sandals - Men's >

Analysis and Hands-on Test Findings

Review by:
Chris Summit
Review Editor

Last Updated:
May 3, 2014
Chris Summit

Where to Buy?

Thinking about buying some gear we've reviewed? Help OutdoorGearLab out if you do. Just click on any of the above seller links and if you make any purchase, the seller will contribute a portion of the sale to help support this site. It won't cost you anything extra, and it's a simple way to help us fund our gear reviews. Thanks!

*Most retailers free shipping offers apply only to lower 48 US states using ground/economy shipping. See retailer's website for details.

OutdoorGearLab Member Reviews

Most recent review: May 3, 2014
Summary of All Ratings

OutdoorGearLab Editors' Rating:   
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Average Customer Rating:     (0.0)
Rating Distribution
1 Total Ratings
5 star: 0%  (0)
4 star: 100%  (1)
3 star: 0%  (0)
2 star: 0%  (0)
1 star: 0%  (0)

Have you used the Chaco Unaweep Z/2?
Don't hold back. Share your viewpoint by posting a review with your thoughts...

Write a Review on this Gear
Where's the Best Price?
Seller Price
MooseJaw $68.99  -  31% off!
REI $72.73  -  27% off!
Amazon $78.75  -  21% off!
Compare prices at 4 sellers >

*You help support OutdoorGearLab's product testing and reviews by purchasing from our retail partners.
Table of Contents

    Helpful Buying Tips
    Other Gear by Chaco