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Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX Backpacking Boot - Men's

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    36 Reviews


    True to the trail.

    Keep on trudging when the trail turns from baby powder to slick mud with the Salomon Men's Quest 4D 2 GTX Backpacking Boots. With enough ankle support to haul a heavy backpack in comfort, these boots are built for the long haul and are fitted with every feature you'll need to keep your feet happy when you're five days out. Their Gore-Tex membrane will keep your feet dry when you take a little slip on those creek crossings, and it's breathable, so you won't end up with soggy toes after hot days on the trail. A gusseted tongue and mud guard keep obnoxious hitchhikers at bay, while Salomon's burly Contragrip sole ensures purchase when you're navigating hairball ridgelines, and nasty scree fields. 

    • Gore-Tex performance comfort membrane
    • Nubuck leather and textile upper
    • Standard lacing
    • Gusseted tongue
    • 3D mesh lining
    • OrthoLite insole
    • Molded EVA midsole
    • Contragrip sole
    • Protective rubber heel cap
    • Item #SAL00D7

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    nubuck leather, textile
    Gore-Tex membrane
    textile, 3D Mesh
    molded EVA
    Claimed Weight
    [single, size 9] 1 lb 6.57 oz
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, hiking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Great Boot

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 13

    Bought these for my boyrfriend. This is his second time owning these particular boots. First pair he really liked. Thought they were very comfortable and locked in on the feet very well. He returned them, due to shredding off a good portion of the tread, scrambling on sharp sandstone in the San Rafael Swell. He was definitely disappointed and was actually going to replace them with the same boot, but didnt because his size was out of stock. He wears them for year-round camping/backpacking and has no complaints regarding the multi-seasonal use.

    Absolutely Bomb proof and Wicked fast

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 9

    I have worn these in a ton of different situations, and I have found that they perform equally as well in the hot desert as they do on a snow filled, Icy trail. These boots fit the foot very snug, and provide an amazing amount of support in so many conditions. Considering how well they move and flex with each step, I have been impressed with the durability and protection in the footbed. Honestly I have never worn a boot that I felt like I could break out in a dead sprint in, until I put these on. The locking lace system is genius and works incredibly well, I have never had a problem with loosening laces during a long hike in these. If you are looking for a solid all around hiking and back packing boot, than there are not many out there with the same level of performance and versatility. If there was one con I would mention (if you could even call it that) it would be that because they are a GOR-TEX boot, they tend to be a little warm, and make my feet sweat a bit. particularly on warmer days. I doubt this would affect most people, as I tend to have hot feet already.
    If you have any other questions about this or any other hiking boots like it, reach out to me!

    Put them to the Test

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

    I loved these Boots!!!! I bought them about a year ago and after what seems like a few hundred outings and one quick trip through the Himalayas im positive if you wont be dissapointed in your choice.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10.5

    I bought these about a year ago. So far there is no noticeable wear outside of a normal shoe. During the fall/winter/spring when I can, I wear boots more than shoes, with these being the ones I wear. They have held up excellently and I have no complaints. I'm currently looking at buying another pair of Salomons but so far I can't recommend another boot like these. I wear them backpacking and for work, and they are still so comfortable and super supportive. I haven't had any problems with foot pain while wearing them and they seem to fit me well. Still the most comfortable boots I've owned thus far.

    Water proof has been good so far, though I wish they were waterproof all the way to top. It's technically lined with Goretex the whole way but the tongue is separated about ankle height from the rest of the boot on either side, as there isn't any type of Goretex webbing that connects the tongue to the rest of the boot. I feel like a thin layer of Goretex as a webbing connecting the tongue to the sides of the boot would be a relatively easy fix, but if they're tied tight enough I guess they should repel water anyway, though it's not always the case.

    They are true to size from what I've found. I ordered 10.5 and they're spot on, but of course I don't know the differences in your foot, as they may slightly be too small or large, as most shoes would be.

    Can't recommend them enough. I'll write a review when I order a pair of the XA Pro Mid GTX also.

    70% boot 30% shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love these boots. I am a minimalist footwear type of guy but sometimes it's really hard to find footwear for the mountains. I got these because for some reason they looked really comfortable and they are! I used them on a one day assent of Mt. Whitney with strap on cramps and on a 4 day backpacking trip in the Sequoias. So with that being said you can use them all fall/summer /spring and even a little bit of very light winter travel.

    Poor Quality. Not what they use to be.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11.5

    Not what they used to be, and that goes for both Salomon and Backcountry.com. Ive been a customer of Backcountry.com for over 13 years. Too bad the service has gone downhill. I guess they got to big to care. These boots fell apart within the first two months and I didn't even get them wet yet. Called customer service twice, I was referred to the warranty dept. 5 days later still no response. This is my 4th pair of Salomons, the others lasted me at least 12-14 months. I backpack about 600 miles a year, I guide trips, and do many solo treks. I spend about 70 nights a year in the backcountry and have referred so many people to these boots and to Backcountry.com. Not anymore. $240.00 pair of boot where the soles stayed on for two months and 3 backpacks! Thanks Backcountry.com and Salomon. I was a very loyal customer and preferred to shop here rather than REI but I guess not anymore. Your customer service isn't what it used to be.

    Poor Quality. Not what they use to be.

    So, you had a little problem with CS. Did they replace the defective boots? Refund? I am considering buying a replacement set of these after 2.5 years of very tough use.
    In the distant past I have noticed that these guys have excellent customer service and these boots were about the best light weight boot I have every used (stomping shovels into hard dirt, working on steep gravel hills in 100+ weather etc.) Thanks, -BA

    Brute Boot

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    These things are burley, with a solid construction you can beat these up and put many many miles on them. With the contragrip out sole you're ensured traction on varying terrain. The gore-tex membrane keeps your feet dry, no matter what.
    I'd recommend these to any backpacker or day hiker looking for a brute of a boot.

    Beasty Boots

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 8.5

    After trekking through New Zealand and having to glue my boots together 3 times during the trip with some weird kiwi shoe glue, I decided it was finally time to retire my old boots. I knew that Salomon were great from some friends of mine. I didn't know that they were THIS good.

    I bought a half size smaller than my normal casual and running shoe at size 8.5 instead of a 9. They fit perfectly. It took no time at all to break these in to the ultimate comfort level. I lounged around in them for a couple days and they began to fit my foot perfectly. A few days afterwards I took a 7 day trip through the Redwoods and they were perfect. No issues whatsoever. I did notice something that could be a bother to some people with large achilles tendons, though. The seam in the inner portion is right there. If you have tight swollen Achilles' then maybe keep an eye out for that.

    The lacing lock halfway up the boot is great for when you want to be more casual as well and a good point of tension when you cant just hold the laces tight every time you string them around the next loop.

    10 out of 10- Would buy again. Maybe after I have worn these awesome contragrip out-soles, then I'll get the next one of these. I din't have any issues trudging through mud, rocks, creeks, and the beach.

    Beasty Boots

    Best pair of boots I've ever had.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11 1/2

    These boots fit perfectly and are true to size. I wear them hiking, mountain biking, fishing and while working in the yard. They are lightweight and extremely comfortable. I wear them almost everyday and they are the best pair of boots I've ever had, and I've tried many brands of boots. The Gore-Tex kept my feet dry on every single occasion they got wet, and in Florida that's a lot. These boots are worth every penny and then some. Will definitely buy them again.

    A Dream Come True for the Narrow Footed

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

    I wanted to hate this boot. I really did, because I wrote an infamously awful review of some Salomon ski bindings (which are genuinely terrible, don't buy them)

    Their hiking boots? They are doing something right. The Salomon 4D GTX carried me comfortably to the top of 10 14,000ft mountains (14ers) in Colorado last summer (a few more were reached with trail runners) and they are still going strong.

    If you are a person with a narrow heel, you know how hard it is to find a hiking boot that doesn't cause the dreaded "heel lift" sensation that causes blistering and misery on the trail.

    This boot not only has a narrow heel, the lacing system and tall ankle support locks your feet in. The ankle support system, while taller than most hiking boots on the market, has just enough flex to prevent even the slightest heel lift. Finally, a boot made for us!


    Perfect for narrow feet.

    Manages to hit a seemingly impossible balance between being burly and protective, while also being breathable and lightweight. You can run, hike, and scramble in these things and feel like a superman. Never have my feet covered so many miles and been so damn comfortable.


    Salomon proprietary "Contragrip" sole. On loose or wet rock, tread extra carefully––this is not a Vibram sole that you can trust 100%. If you are clumsy, or doing a lot of Class 4 approaches at speed, you may want to consider approach shoes.


    Amazing Boot for long day hikes and backpacking for people with narrow feet, who feel persecuted by other boot manufacturers!

    Day hikers

      Been slowly breaking these beauties, today we hiked in pouring rain at Olympic NF Lake Quinault. Really comfortable out of the box, Pros. Comfort , Dryness, and excellent traction. Being picky. The laces are in need of some break in, tomorrow Olympic NP Hurricane ridge for snowshoeing. Get to try out the new Atlas Shoes.

      Best all around Hiking Boot.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 11

      Ive had other Salomon trail shoes etc and they are great. These however are amazing. The boots breath well and seem to be as waterproof as possible. Ive yet to be in them crossing a creek or insane downpour but normal rain and wet trail conditions have yet to get my feet wet. Also I had zero need for any break in. The boots were amazing right out of the box. Ive used them trekking and hunting in cold weather and they surprise me every time. Hunting I carry about 30 pounds with a rifle and these have great support. I suspect they will be just as good in warm weather as well.

      not waterproof

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 12 D

      I bought these boots for elk hunting. I wore these boots about 15-20 times on a 2 mile walk with a 70lb pack, on flat ground sand/dirt roads to break them in. I wore them in Idaho mountains for 5 days. It rained on the 6th day and the boots (both feet) leaked. Ring-your-sock-out wet on the right foot. I was happy with them before, enough so that I replaced them with another pair. It took a half dozen or so 2 mile break-in walks for the boots to start to feel completely comfortable.

      This my second pair of the green color boots. They were worn to break as previously stated. However, just like the last pair, when worn in wet brush/grass (with gators) my feet were soaked. I am extremely disappointed with Salomon, they fit me good and are great for how I use them except the glass of water that ends up in them. I also have a black pair that only spot leaks which I can live with. I will not be trying another pair.

      Best Boots I've ever owned

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

      I'll start off by saying I absolutely love these boots. My feet are pretty boot friendly, in that most boots feel just fine on my feet, but none have ever felt this good. I think I have a medium volume foot, and they fill these boots perfectly. The sole provides ample support for my feet, they hardly felt sore after 12 pretty rough miles in the Cloudpeak Wilderness. The ankle support is great and doesn't bang against my shins at all. Also, the lace lock system is about the best there is.

      I usually wear a size 11.5 in shoes and other boots (Keens, Addidas, Cabelas hunting boots) and a size 11.5 in these boots fit perfectly. These are great backpacking boots, I've had anywhere from 20 to 45 lbs on my back with these and they always provided plenty of support.

      An all around soild pair of boots.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 12

      I bought these almost two years ago and since these have been my go to boots for hikes all over mainland Alaska and out the Aleutian chain.
      Comfort: Right out of the box they are super comfortable and I was able to bring them out on a 14 mile hike with no hot spots afterwards. Bottom line they feel great on your feet, and judging from other reviews I'm not the only person to think so.
      Cold Weather: They aren't insulated so I wouldn’t recommend them for extended periods in the cold, but with a thick pair of socks they will do just fine for a day of hiking in the snow. They are also fantastic for snowshoeing because of the Gore-Tex. I wasn’t able to fit them into a pair of Black Diamond crampons but with a pair of micro spikes they will bring you pretty much anywhere you want to go. They don’t have a shank so I would think twice about using them in crampons anyway. They also breathe pretty well too. I haven’t ever felt swampy at the end of a long day in them.
      Tread: The tread is great and I haven’t ever had a problem on any terrain type. Extended hiking through mud and snow can pack up in the tread and make them a little slippery but I feel like that’s a problem for most boots. They are fairly flexible which is good in most cases but I found that If I wasn’t careful and pushed up with my toes going up steeper grades my feet would be pretty sore at the end of the hike. They also side hill quite well.
      Waterproof: These bad boys have stopped my feet from getting wet more times than I can count. With a pair of gaiters I have been able to cross rivers with no problem. They have lasted multi day hikes in straight Alaskan downpours, my Arc’teryx jacket wet out before my boots did on that trip. They do have a lot of seams though so that’s something to keep your eyes on. My boot finally started wetting out a few months ago so I treated it with Nikwax and they are going strong for the time being.
      Overall I love these boots they can take a beating and keep on going. They will keep you comfortable and dry from short day hikes to longer multi day treks.

      Winter tires for your feet

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

      This shoe offers a stability I have not experienced in any other. Beyond the accurate fit I've, in the past, have always had problems with my right foot being slightly wider. In this boot I was able to fine tune the smugness without sacrificing stability of the ankle. My only minor complaint is that driving with these boots over longer distance has not been comfortable unless this changes in the future.

      Great boot, but...

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: 10

      great boot but on the right boot, there was a bump on the footbed under the outside of my foot, as if a TINY arch support for the outside of my foot. i wore the boots around the office and at first i didn't even notice it, but after a while, i did, and over a bit more time, it got worse and started to hurt. i started reading lots of reviews (multiple sites including amazon) and saw that other people noticed this too.

      on the good side...
      the best lacing system ive seen, great lace lock on the foot to ankle transition. very flexible. sturdy construction. roomy toe box, snug heel

      i said it runs large because ive been wearing Solomon trail shoes for over 6 years and always get an 11 but needed a 10 in this boot

      Unanswered Question

      Looking at most of the q&as here, i would like to ask if this shoe is an all season boot or more for the colder temperatures/winter. Was thinking of finding something that i could wear for the warmer weather in the tropics as well.

      how does this compare against the salomon discovery gtx?i usually wear us 7.5 for salomon trail running shoes, does this size the same as well?

      I know this isn't a mountaineering boot or one specific for winter but with that being said could you slap a pair of crampons on these? I'll be doing an early winter summit and there will be some snow maybe ice? Just trying to figure out what I'll need!

      Other sites say these weigh 1lb 3.5 oz. NOT 11-12 oz as posted here.

      The weight spec is important, what's up?

      Hey Chris,

      Salomon's website shows the Quest 4D 2 GTX Backpacking Boots as 640 grams which I am guessing would be the per boot weight. Looks like we might have the wrong weight listed but I will verify with one of our Gear Gurus (who can actually weigh the boots) and get back to you.

      Feel free to contact me directly if you have any additional questions about Salomon Boots.


      Expert Gearhead



      Will you have these in a size 13 U.S. anytime soon? I've completely worn out the older version after hiking hundreds of miles in the Montana backcountry.

      Hey Jared, Thanks for the reply. If you want to let me know when you get them in that will be great. I am definitely leaning toward a new pair of these as I really like the previous version, however, I've been looking at the Arc'teryx Bora² Mid Boot because of the seamless upper for added water resistance. Also the lifetime warranty they offer is very appealing.

      How do the two compare? Will the Bora² last longer and be more waterproof?