The Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX, winner of our coveted Editors' Choice award, can do it all. Saloman has crafted a midweight hiking model that builds upon the successes of their popular trail runners but remains exceptionally comfortable and supportive, providing the ankle stability that backpackers and hikers expect. From the ground up, this is a high-performance contender, destined to tackle rough and uneven terrain with ease. The updated Contagrip sole provides excellent traction across a range of surfaces on and off the trail and the 4D Advanced Chassis gives foot support and superior torsional balance.
This award winner is best suited for rough trails and heavy loads, in a temperate or cool environment. Warm conditions are this boot's weakness, and on easy trails or with light packs many users will prefer a lighter boot, such as the Top Pick for Lightwight Hiking, the Hoka Tor Ultra Hi WP.