The Columbia Redmond features a similar upper design with a lower weight and price, but our feet preferred the Moab 2 on moderate trails after the first mile. If you want to backpack with your hiking shoes, the Keen Targhee II provides more support when wearing a pack, yet falls behind the traction and durability of this shoe.
boot version, the Moab 2 Mid Waterproof. The mid-cut iteration of the Moab 2 is essentially the same footwear but with the addition of a higher ankle collar. If you plan on covering significant distances with substantial loads, the ankle stability the Mid version provides could be right up your alley.