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Price $219.95 at Backcountry
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Pros Amazing comfort, stable, great tractionComfortable out of the box, fast and nimble, great stability, support, water resistanceBest choice for rock and snow travel, durable, breathes wellComfort of a trail runner with more support and stability, good all around performance, lightweightVery durable, stable, great foot protection
Cons Not as capable in off-trail terrain, rockered sole feels unnatural at firstNot as good for warm or hot environments, priceyWider fit, not the best lace locking systemCould be more breathable, not great traction on smooth rockHeavy, diminished breathability
Bottom Line The ultimate in comfort for on-trail enjoymentThis boot is a capable beast of stability and protection without weighing you downFor hikers venturing off trail into rocky or snowy terrain, this boot offers stability and traction that no other boot doesA proven performer from short walks to intense thru-hikes, with shoe comfort in lightweight boot formA modern take on a classic boot, with full grain leather and high top protection for hiking in all conditions
Rating Categories HOKA ONE ONE Kaha GORE-TEX Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX Scarpa Zodiac Plus GTX Salomon X Ultra Mid 3 GTX Vasque St. Elias FG GTX
Comfort (25%)
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7
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8
Stability (20%)
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7
8
Traction (15%)
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7
Weight (15%)
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4
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Water Resistance (15%)
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8
Durability (10%)
7
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Specs HOKA ONE ONE Kaha... Salomon Quest 4D 3... Scarpa Zodiac Plus... Salomon X Ultra... Vasque St. Elias...
Weight per Pair (Size 11) 2.45 lbs 3.30 lbs 2.65 lbs 2.28 lbs 3.26 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 Regular Regular Regular Regular and Wide Narrow, Regular, and Wide
Waterproof Lining Gore-Tex Gore-Tex Performance Comfort Gore-Tex Gore-Tex Gore-Tex Performance Comfort
Upper Leather Nubuck leather and textile 1.8mm Suede Perwanger Waterproof PU coated leather Nubuck leather
Last Board/Shank None 4D Advanced Chassis BZ last Molded shank TPU Shank
Midsole EVA Dual density EVA PU + 3D EVA-MP Injected EVA A.S.E. Midsole with EVA Cushioning Pods
Sole Vibram MegaGrip ContaGrip Vibram Drumlin / Mont Non-marking ContaGrip Vibram Frontier
Warranty 45 day 2 year 1 year 2 year 1 year
Sizes Available 7 - 14 US 7 - 13 US 37 - 48 EU 7 - 13 US 7-14 US, wide and narrow options
Color Options Yes Yes No Yes Yes
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