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Pros Comfortable collar, great support and stability, lightweight for its classComfortable 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 Not our favorite lacing system, lots of upper seamsNot 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 Robust and comfy, this midweight boot comes in under 3 lbs and performs ahead of the curve in most metricsThis 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 Lowa Renegade GTX 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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Weight (15%)
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Water Resistance (15%)
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Durability (10%)
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Specs Lowa Renegade GTX... Salomon Quest 4D 3... Scarpa Zodiac Plus... HOKA ONE ONE Kaha... Salomon X Ultra...
Weight per Pair (Size 11) 2.90 lbs 3.30 lbs 2.65 lbs 2.45 lbs 2.28 lbs
Boot Type Midweight Hiker/Backpacking Boot Midweight Hiker/Backpacking Boot Midweight Hiker/Backpacking Boot Midweight Hiker/Backpacking Boot Midweight Hiker/Backpacking Boot
Width Options Narrow, Regular, and Wide Regular Regular Regular Regular and Wide
Waterproof Lining Waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX Gore-Tex Performance Comfort Gore-Tex Gore-Tex Gore-Tex
Upper Nubuck leather Nubuck leather and textile 1.8mm Suede Perwanger Leather Waterproof PU coated leather
Last Board/Shank Full length nylon shank 4D Advanced Chassis BZ last None Molded shank
Midsole DuraPU Monowrap Frame Dual density EVA PU + 3D EVA-MP EVA Injected EVA
Sole Vibram Evo ContaGrip Vibram Drumlin / Mont Vibram MegaGrip Non-marking ContaGrip
Warranty 1 year 2 year 1 year 45 day 2 year
Sizes Available 7.5-15 US 7 - 13 US 37 - 48 EU 7 - 14 US 7 - 13 US
Color Options Yes Yes No Yes Yes
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