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Pros Exceptional climbing ability, supportive, great for covering distance in an alpine environmentComfortable 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 Expensive, too stiff for an average hikerNot 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 A stiff-soled hiking boot that is inspired by mountaineering boots. Great in the alpine, but otherwise overkillThis 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 La Sportiva Trango Tech GTX 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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Water Resistance (15%)
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Specs La Sportiva Trango... 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 Lightweight mountaineering boot Midweight Hiker/Backpacking Boot Midweight Hiker/Backpacking Boot Midweight Hiker/Backpacking Boot Midweight Hiker/Backpacking Boot
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular and Wide
Waterproof Lining Gore-Tex Performance Comfort Gore-Tex Performance Comfort Gore-Tex Gore-Tex Gore-Tex
Upper QB3 Waterproof Fabric, Thermo-Tech Injection Coating Nubuck leather and textile 1.8mm Suede Perwanger Leather Waterproof PU coated leather
Last Board/Shank Trango 4D Advanced Chassis BZ last None Molded shank
Midsole PU Light & PU Protective Skin w/ Heel TPU Crampon Insert Dual density EVA PU + 3D EVA-MP EVA Injected EVA
Sole Vibram La Sportiva Cube ContaGrip Vibram Drumlin / Mont Vibram MegaGrip Non-marking ContaGrip
Warranty Condition dependent 2 year 1 year 45 day 2 year
Sizes Available 38 - 48 EU 7 - 13 US 37 - 48 EU 7 - 14 US 7 - 13 US
Color Options No Yes No Yes Yes
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