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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award Best Buy Award 
Price $219.95 at Backcountry
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$142.46 at Amazon
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$149.95 at REI
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Pros Comfortable, durable, very cushioned, stable, supportive, lightweightGood traction, very comfortable, ankle padding, waterproofVery water resistant, durable, incredibly lightweight, sleek designColor options, PU monowrap frame construction, narrow and wide fit options, seamless Gore-Tex liningComfortable, lightweight, durable, inexpensive
Cons Expensive, take some time to break in, can be warm on hot daysRuns big, excess padding in tongueProblematic fitNo arch support, expensive, bulky, heavyLacks support of larger, heavier boots
Bottom Line Designed for long-distance hikes with heavy loads, this model is designed to maximize support and comfortThis best-in-its-class boot combines lightweight technology with all the versatility a modern boot should haveThese boots are lightweight, sleek, and durable - designed for technical and varied terrainClassic for a reason; an all-leather construction, strong support, waterproof, and sturdy designThe best iteration of this model yet
Rating Categories Kaha Gore-Tex X Ultra Mid 3 GTX Alpenrose Ultra Mid GTX Renegade GTX Mid Targhee III Mid
Comfort (25%)
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9
5
8
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Support (20%)
10
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Weight (15%)
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Traction (15%)
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Water Resistance (15%)
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Durability (10%)
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Specs Kaha Gore-Tex X Ultra Mid 3 GTX Alpenrose Ultra... Renegade GTX Mid Targhee III Mid
Weight Per Pair (Size 7.5, in lbs) 1.91 lbs 1.83 lbs 1.47 lbs 2.19 lbs 1.80 lbs
Upper Full-grain leather Suede leather, nylon Breathable mesh/ coated fabric Nubuck leather Oiled nubuck leather
Width Options Standard Regular Regular Regular Regular
Heel height (mm) 54 mm 32 mm 32 mm 34 mm 35 mm
Shaft height (mm) 140 mm 121 mm 127 mm 140 mm 125 mm
Midsole EVA Dual-density EVA EVA DuraPU with MONOWRAP Frame Dual Density EVA
Sole Vibram MegaGrip Contagrip rubber Michelin rubber Vibram Evo rubber Rubber
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