Move fast in the mountains.
Designed for fast pursuits, The North Face Men's Ultra Fastpack II Mid GTX Boot is ideal for hikers who don't stop to admire the view until they've reached the top. A welded mesh upper with embedded cables offers the support of a burlier boot without the extra weight, and Gore-Tex ensures weather protection that won't suffocate your foot.
Cables along the quarter panel provide streamlined midfoot support. Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex protects against streams, storms, and swamps without turning the inside of the boot into a sauna, and a FlashDry collar lining facilitates rapid drying. The Cradle Guide dual-density midsole provides the right combination of cushioning and support, and Ultra Protect Cradle technology ensures proper heel support. To ensure reliable traction on any surface, TNF rounded this boot out with a grippy and durable Vibram XS Trek outsole.
- Welded abrasion-resistant mesh upper
- Internal cable cinch
- FlashDry collar lining
- Gore-Tex membrane
- Cradle Guide dual-density EVA midsole
- Ultra Protect Cradle technology
- Vibram XS Trek outsole
- Item #TNF02DF
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Lets make this short and sweet! To start these boots right out of the box were just so comfortable, they give you great support with a comfortable feel. We all know when we hear "water proof" we roll our eyes, these are amazing. Here in Pennsylvania we just got about 2 feet of snow i walked about three miles in these with snow to my knees, not once did my feet get wet or cold might i add i was wearing some Darn Tough boot socks, but wow i recommend these to anyone!!!
The North Face Ultra Fastpack II Mid GTX
lovet so comfort you can wear all day , love the design how its is the shape of the boot excellent
Good Boots So Far
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 13
I have only used these boots on one trip so far this summer. 30 Mile out and back to some alpine lakes in Colorado. Multiple days of 2000 ft gains followed by immediate 2000 ft descents ect. They were all I was expecting and nothing I wasn't. Out of the box they feel just like tennis shoes with a mid top, great support while still being flexible. Always felt like my ankles had good protection. They were very comfortable for the pack weight I was carrying (25-27lbs for a 4 night trip). If I were going out with more weight I would recommend a sturdier boot with a bit more cushioning. But for packing fast and light they are great. The gore-tex membrane is awesome, got wet all the way up the the top lace hooks but my socks and feet stayed nice and dry. They did get some noticeable wear on them just on the first trip alone so I would question the longevity of the boot, again they are lightweight boots you sacrifice some durability to cut down on weight so kind of expected but none the less a bit disappointing. All in all a good set of boots, great if your a ounce counting backpacker that likes to move fast or if you just like a tennis shoe like feel and fit with a bit more ankle support.
Great light hiker
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 10.5
This is my second pair. These are the best light hikers I have worn. Great fit and have held up beautifully after a year of rugged backpacking trips on the AT and at Linville gorge Nc. The soles are super grippy on rocky terrain and have plenty of room in the toe box, yet the heal has very nice hold. I have the low now and just ordered the mid. The goretex membrane keeps them dry but they breath very well for a water resistant shoe. I pack under 30lbs most of the time so I can't comment how they will do with a heavier pack. Very happy with the ultra fastpack and North Face. I also was not that crazy about the color options but ordered the black ones both times and they look great.