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Pros Lightweight, versatile, great all-around performanceSuperb traction, supportive, waterproof, relatively lightweightComfortable, stable, great traction, durableLightweight, comfortable, waterproof, clean styleGreat traction and stability, durable construction except for the laces
Cons Quicklace system not our favorite, didn't feel great with a heavy pack onMay be less durable, expensiveUpper absorbs water (but doesn't leak), a little heavyNot as supportive, runs longDifficult to tighten the toe box due to the speed lace system, release button got jammed, a little stiff
Bottom Line A lightweight pair for times when you want to move fast on the trailUtilizing all the latest and greatest technology, this hiking shoe performs well in every hiking metricWhile slightly heavy for a hiking shoe, the Sawtooth II is great for pretty much every hiking adventureA hiking shoe for short hikes and when you want to be light on your feetLots of support with great traction, but speed laces are not the best
Rating Categories X Ultra 3 GTX Spire GTX Sawtooth II Low BDry Arc'teryx Aerios FL - Women's Terrex Swift R2 GTX
Comfort (25%)
7
9
9
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6
Support (20%)
7
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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 X Ultra 3 GTX Spire GTX Sawtooth II Low BDry Arc'teryx Aerios... Terrex Swift R2 GTX
Weight per Pair (Size 7) 1.50 lbs 1.61 lbs 1.83 lbs 1.25 lbs 1.36 lbs
Width Options Regular Regular Regular, Wide Regular Regular
Upper Synthetic mesh Abrasion-resistant mesh Leather & textile Cordura mesh Synthetic mesh
Midsole Injected EVA EVA Dual density EVA EVA EVA
Lining Gore-Tex Gore-Tex Surround B-Dry Gore-Tex Gore-Tex
Sole ContaGrip rubber Vibram XS Trek Sawtooth Vibram MegaGrip Continental Traxion rubber
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