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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award  Top Pick Award 
Price $140.00 at REI
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Pros Comfortable, stable, great traction, durableSuperb traction, supportive, waterproof, relatively lightweightLightweight, comfortable, waterproof, clean styleGreat traction and stability, durable construction except for the lacesLightweight, versatile, great all-around performance
Cons Upper absorbs water (but doesn't leak), a little heavyMay be less durable, expensiveNot as supportive, runs longDifficult 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 While slightly heavy for a hiking shoe, the Sawtooth II is great for pretty much every hiking adventureUtilizing all the latest and greatest technology, this hiking shoe performs well in every hiking metricA 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 bestA lightweight pair for times when you want to move fast on the trail
Rating Categories Sawtooth II Low BDry Spire GTX Arc'teryx Aerios FL - Women's Terrex Swift R2 GTX X Ultra 3 GTX
Comfort (25%)
9
9
8
6
7
Support (20%)
9
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Traction (15%)
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Weight (15%)
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6
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Water Resistance (15%)
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Durability (10%)
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Specs Sawtooth II Low BDry Spire GTX Arc'teryx Aerios... Terrex Swift R2 GTX X Ultra 3 GTX
Weight per Pair (Size 7) 1.83 lbs 1.61 lbs 1.25 lbs 1.36 lbs 1.50 lbs
Width Options Regular, Wide Regular Regular Regular Regular
Upper Leather & textile Abrasion-resistant mesh Cordura mesh Synthetic mesh Synthetic mesh
Midsole Dual density EVA EVA EVA EVA Injected EVA
Lining B-Dry Gore-Tex Surround Gore-Tex Gore-Tex Gore-Tex
Sole Sawtooth Vibram XS Trek Vibram MegaGrip Continental Traxion rubber ContaGrip rubber
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