Amanda wrote a review of Patagonia Footwear P26 Mid Hiking Boot - Women's on January 10, 2013
Familiarity: I've used it several times
These are my first purchase of hiking boots, but I am very pleased with my decision. The hikes I've participated in before never required legitimate boots. I recently took an Extreme Physiology course in Arizona that required the purchase. These boots are true to size, provide a great barrier to water (I stepped into a river), and have a decent tread (I climbed up Finger Rock in AZ and felt well supported). I'm unsure if all hiking boots are as heavy as these boots but that was my only surprise. All in all I would recommend these boots. I hope this helps!