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Arc'teryx Bora Mid GTX Backpacking Boot - Men's

$280.00

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    6 Reviews

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    Arc'teryx's first footwear is already the best.

    New for this year, the Arc'teryx Men's Bora Mid GTX Backpacking Boot handles burly ascents with an ultralight feel. The Bora Mid has that same unique style and performance that we all expect from Arc'teryx. For starters, Arc'teryx constructed the Adaptive Fit liner separately from the upper in order to hug your foot with breathable, quick-drying mono-mesh for a truly customized fit.

    Arc'teryx slipped Gore-Tex's Performance Comfort Stretch membrane inside the Adaptive Fit liner for extremely reliable waterproof, breathable protection. Unlike standard membranes that only provide partial coverage, Performance Comfort Stretch wraps entirely around the foot from top to bottom in order to maximize protection.

    The Bora Mid also features a lightweight and surprisingly durable seamless upper designed to handle rock, snow, and ice with ease. This seamless upper features a non-woven, DWR-treated internal surface that sheds wet weather, PU-coated nylon for air permeability and abrasion-resistance, and TPU film for enhanced support and durability. The two top lace holes have integrated reinforcements to reduce stretching.

    Underfoot, Arc'teryx equipped the Bora Mid with a premium injected EVA midsole designed for stability and enhanced braking. The 3D molded toe and heel caps buffer impact, offer rock protection, and resist cracking for durability. There's also an anatomical arch shank, and the custom-developed 3D molded Ortholite footbed offers maximum comfort and breathability.

    For the sole, Arc'teryx worked in collaboration with Vibram to give you the best traction on any trail. This sole includes a climbing zone with traction grooves, grippy inserts for smearing, RockGrip technology with anti-slip lugs, a mountaineering-inspired heel tread for stability, and a spherical heel shape for a smooth stride.

    • Gore-Tex Performance Comfort Stretch membrane
    • Seamless upper
    • Separately constructed Adaptive Fit liner
    • Laces with speed hooks
    • 3D molded Ortholite footbed
    • Premium injected EVA midsole with arch shank
    • 3D molded toe and heel caps
    • Vibram Arc'teryx sole
    • Item #ARC009L

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    PU-coated yarns, TPU high-abrasion films, 3D molded heel and toe caps
    Waterproofing
    Gore-Tex Performance Comfort
    Lining
    Adaptive Fit liner
    Closure
    laces with speed hooks
    Footbed
    3D molded Ortholite
    Midsole
    injected EVA, anatomical arch
    Sole
    Vibram Arc'teryx
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 1.6 oz
    Recommended Use
    ultralight backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Straight Out of the Box!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10 US

    I LOVE these boots. I wore them straight out of the box everyday for about three weeks, all day long. They fit me great, I have high arches and they give me really good support. I felt nice and stable with good traction. I thought they would be difficult to get on because I the the Arcteryx approach shoes and the were a little hard to get on at first, but the boots were actually harder to get off at first. I really like the integrated booty, I has worked great so far in keeping rain/water out and my feet nice and dry through summer t-storms in Maryland.

    Quality Craftsmanship

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 9.5

    These boots are great! As expected with Arc'teryx, their design, materials and craftsmanship are top. I was skeptical at first purchasing these boots just based on the price. But the looks alone prompted me to buy them.

    When I first tried them on, it took a bit just to squeeze into the goretex liner, but once I got them on, it fit almost perfectly. They are bit narrow for my preference but I do have a wider than average foot.

    I wore them all day and went on a little walk around the block. The roll from heel to toe on every step was the most comfortable I've ever felt in a boot. I'm confident they'll perform as I expect when I go on my next hike to Mt Baldy.

    Badass!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 9.5

    I bought these boots before a 4 day trek out in the Unitas last week and was a little hesitant on wearing them right out of the box - However, they smashed any anxiety I had!

    Waterproof and comfortable AF. I trashed these boots in just about every type of terrain that week - rotten snow, slush, a 5 downpour, mud, dirt, slippery rocks - you name it, we climbed over it.

    I couldn't believe when we got to the first peak that night and my socks were dry as can be. My brother in arms spent most of his night drying out his boots and I was like a chesire cat!

    Just Ok.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 8.5

    I really wanted to like these boots because I love all my other Arcteryx gear however they did not hold up to my expectations. I have only used them a few times these are my thoughts on them.
    Here are the Good/Neutral points:
    They run a bit more narrow then your traditional shoe. So if your foot is on the narrow side of things then these will fit you great.
    They are definitely waterproof. I have been dragging my feet through snow and slush over the last few weeks and my feet were super dry the whole time.
    The construction seems pretty solid. Now I haven't been able to abuse these as much as I would like, but they seem like they would hold up to a lot of abuse.
    The sole of this shoe is very good, everything you would expect from a Vibram sole.

    Now the Bad Things:
    They are pretty hard to get on and off. Some this isn't an issue for but some it is. There were definitely times I was cursing it and other times that they seemed to slide on easily.
    The biggest thing that bothered me was the heel cup. First there isn't enough padding. Second the heel cup is too big. It doesn't seem to hold your heel in place. When I was hiking up steep slopes my heel would hit the back of the heel and after 10 steps it would get uncomfortable quick. I couldn't imagine 15 miles in them.

    That is what you get when a company tries to jump into a new category. I'm sure the shoes to come will be improved and everything we expect from Arcteryx. They just aren't quite there with their boots.

    Not For Me

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 13

    I too bought these boots because I usually like Arc'teryx's products. However, they were a big disappointment. They feel like cheap rubber boots on your feet and foot bed in not soft. The sock like liner is hard to put on in the boot. I was under the impression that the liner could be removed because they sold different types, but I pulled hard and it would not come out without tearing. I have about 20 pairs of boots to compare to, so I know what feels good and functions well. Needless to say, I returned them.

    Absolutely amazing boots

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 12.5

    Given how great all their clothing I own is I was intrigued when Arcteryx launched their footwear. I just picked a pair of these up and love them. I had read only good things about them, and my initial impression is that I'm blown away. I've hardly worn them at all so far, and not done any hiking in them yet, but right out of the box these are super comfortable. It takes a minute to put them on the first time you try because of how you have to hold the inner liner open, but once your foot is in it's just cradled in there.

    Sizing is spot on with all of my athletic shoes. I tried on both a 12 and a 12.5 and went with the bigger size, which makes sense given that I wear a 12 in any kind of standard footwear, but a 12.5 in athletic shoes for running, tennis, etc.

    Can't wait to get some miles on them and will report back!

    So what are the main differences between the GTX and the Bora2?

    Best Answer

    I think that it's just that Backcountry omitted the GTX from the product name.



    According to Arc'teryx' website, both the Bora and Bora2 feature GTX (Gore-Tex) liners. The real difference between them is that the liner of the Bora2 can be removed and has a rubberize sole that allows it to be worn around camp. A warmer insulated liner can be purchased separately.

    I think that it's just that Backcountry omitted the GTX from the product name. 

According to Arc'teryx' website, both the Bora and Bora2 feature GTX (Gore-Tex) liners. The real difference between them is that the liner of the Bora2 can be removed and has a rubberize sole that allows it to be worn around camp. A warmer insulated liner can be purchased separately.