The Vasque Breeze 2.0 GTX is a fine midweight hiking boot, designed to maximize breathability and move fast over varied trail terrain. One of the lighter midweights we tested, the Breeze is very comfortable on the foot (especially narrow and low volume feet!) and is a great choice for backpacking with light loads. As the name suggests, this boot is built to be light and airy. During our springtime testing, our testers enjoyed the Gore-Tex model's protection. For warm and mostly dry season adventures, the non-waterproof version of this boot is a favorite of many hikers and distance backpackers. Folks looking for a similar product more suited for wide feet should check out the Keen Targhee II Mid. The Targhee provides less ankle stability, but is otherwise a higher performing boot.
While we appreciate the Breeze's nimbleness and breathability, durability is a concern and the waterproofing isn't as effective compared to other midweight boots. Midweight boots such as the Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX and Vasque St Elias GTX that are a little heavier earned much higher overall scores. These two award winners both offer more ankle stability, better wet weather performance, and are more durable.