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Pros Good value, extra toe protection, solid traction, out-of-the-box comfortComfortable out of the box, fast and nimble, great stability, support, water resistanceBest choice for rock and snow travel, durable, breathes wellAmazing comfort, stable, great tractionComfort of a trail runner with more support and stability, good all around performance, lightweight
Cons Below average stability, not very durable, lacks good breathabilityNot as good for warm or hot environments, priceyWider fit, not the best lace locking systemNot as capable in off-trail terrain, rockered sole feels unnatural at firstCould be more breathable, not great traction on smooth rock
Bottom Line This budget friendly option is a durable boot that will perform on day hikes and backpacking trips alikeThis boot is a capable beast of stability and protection without weighing you down -- Our all-around favFor hikers venturing off trail into rocky or snowy terrain, this boot offers stability and traction that no other boot doesThe ultimate in comfort for on-trail enjoymentA proven performer from short walks to intense thru-hikes, with shoe comfort in lightweight boot form
Rating Categories Keen Targhee II Mid Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX Scarpa Zodiac Plus GTX HOKA ONE ONE Kaha GORE-TEX Salomon X Ultra Mid 3 GTX
Comfort (25%)
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Stability (20%)
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Traction (15%)
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Water Resistance (15%)
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Durability (10%)
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Specs Keen Targhee II Mid Salomon Quest 4D 3... Scarpa Zodiac Plus... HOKA ONE ONE Kaha... Salomon X Ultra...
Weight per Pair (Size 11) 2.37 lbs 3.30 lbs 2.65 lbs 2.45 lbs 2.28 lbs
Boot Type Lightweight Hiker/Day Hiker Midweight Hiker/Backpacking Boot Midweight Hiker/Backpacking Boot Midweight Hiker/Backpacking Boot Midweight Hiker/Backpacking Boot
Width Options Regular and Wide Regular Regular Regular Regular and Wide
Waterproof Lining KEEN.Dry waterproof breathable membrane Gore-Tex Performance Comfort Gore-Tex Gore-Tex Gore-Tex
Upper Waterproof nubuck leather Nubuck leather and textile 1.8mm Suede Perwanger Leather Waterproof PU coated leather
Last Board/Shank Torsion stability ESS shank 4D Advanced Chassis BZ last None Molded shank
Midsole Dual density compression molded EVA Dual density EVA PU + 3D EVA-MP EVA Injected EVA
Sole Non-marking rubber outsole ContaGrip Vibram Drumlin / Mont Vibram MegaGrip Non-marking ContaGrip
Warranty 1 year 2 year 1 year 45 day 2 year
Sizes Available 7 - 17 US 7 - 13 US 37 - 48 EU 7 - 14 US 7 - 13 US
Color Options Yes Yes No Yes Yes
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