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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award  Top Pick Award 
Price $89.93 at REI
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Pros Comfortable, waterproof, excellent tractionSuperb traction, supportive, waterproof, relatively lightweightComfortable, stable, great traction, durableGreat traction and stability, durable construction except for the lacesLightweight, versatile, great all-around performance
Cons Needs breaking in, runs shortMay be less durable, expensiveUpper absorbs water (but doesn't leak), a little heavyDifficult to tighten the toe box due to the speed lace system, release button got jammed, a little stiffQuicklace system not our favorite, didn't feel great with a heavy pack on
Bottom Line A solid performer in most of the metrics we test for, and it's one of the cheapestUtilizing 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 adventureLots of support with great traction, but speed laces are not the bestA lightweight pair for times when you want to move fast on the trail
Rating Categories Merrell Moab 2 WP - Women's Spire GTX Sawtooth II Low BDry Terrex Swift R2 GTX X Ultra 3 GTX
Comfort (25%)
8
9
9
6
7
Support (20%)
7
9
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7
Traction (15%)
8
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Weight (15%)
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Water Resistance (15%)
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Durability (10%)
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Specs Merrell Moab 2 WP... Spire GTX Sawtooth II Low BDry Terrex Swift R2 GTX X Ultra 3 GTX
Weight per Pair (Size 7) 1.69 lbs 1.61 lbs 1.83 lbs 1.36 lbs 1.50 lbs
Width Options Regular, Wide Regular Regular, Wide Regular Regular
Upper Suede leather, mesh Abrasion-resistant mesh Leather & textile Synthetic mesh Synthetic mesh
Midsole EVA EVA Dual density EVA EVA Injected EVA
Lining Mesh Gore-Tex Surround B-Dry Gore-Tex Gore-Tex
Sole Vibram TC5+ Vibram XS Trek Sawtooth Continental Traxion rubber ContaGrip rubber
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