Gear Review

4 5

Solid hiking boot!

So I've had my boots for 3 years and used them A LOT for field work and hiking on weekends. They just started to really wear out on me. It took 3 seasons (6 months to 8 months) of wearing them everyday in all types of terrain (on trail, off trail, wet, muddy, talus, morraines, snow fields, pumice, etc.) for the tread to finally go. Not too heavy and the waterproofing is great! Always went straight through creek crossings, puddles, etc. as long as they weren't deep enough for the entire shoe to go in. Used them for snowshoeing also and they did great. They didn't take much at all to break in either. Though I did replace the footbeds with better insoles, but that's personal preference. Always felt steady when carrying a heavy back, usually up to 35 lbs the most for me. Only complaint was that these are not breathable at all. As soon as an opportunity allowed, I'd take them off to let my feet breathe. If you don't wear them as often as I did, these should last for a LONG time.