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Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX Backpacking Boot - Men's


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    14 Reviews


    Push it to the limit.

    Up the enjoyment of your next backpacking trip with the comofrt and support of the Salomon Men's Quest 4D 3 GTX Backpacking Boot. From navigating rock-riddled trails on sunny days to splashing through mud puddles on rainy mornings, the Quests were built with a Gore-Tex membrane to keep water out, warmth in, and to circulate air to prevent your feet from getting unbearably stuffy or hot. Salomon built these boots for the long haul with enough ankle support to keep you and your feet comfortable while you trek up steep trails with your gear on your back. A leather and textile upper paired with improved lug-covered outsoles provide a smooth and breathable ride that handles trail obstacles with ease and extra grip. Designed with a stable chassis construction, the Quest provides support and great torsional stability as you tick of the miles day by day.

    • Durable and comfortable hiking boots for backpacking
    • Fully sealed Gore-Tex for dry comfort all day
    • Cushioning offers improved stability and ride
    • Redesigned lug design provides grip on all surfaces
    • Durable leather upper for long-lasting wear
    • Removable Ortholite footbeds absorb shock
    • Anti-odor properties keep shoes fresh on long adventures
    • Item #SAL016P

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    leather, textile
    Gore-Tex Performance Comfort
    dual-density EVA
    Contagrip rubber
    Shaft Height
    Claimed Weight
    2lb 13.2oz
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, hiking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Out of the Box Perfection

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

    I debated for months over the mid/high and gtx/non. I couldn't be happier that I chose these boots. I wore them for a mile around the neighborhood and then decided to test them out with 20+ miles in the Adirondacks. It was a hot day, but if you know the 'daks that doesn't mean dry. Mud, puddles, stream crossings were no match for these. A sock change halfway helped ensure that my feet were happy. No blisters, rubbing, or hot spots. I'm so glad I picked these up!

    Great Boots!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 11.5
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 190lbs

    Fantastic boot! Love it!

    Tested out the boots with a 15 mile hike in Glacier National Park. They worked great. Waterproofing worked well. The boots feel firm and sturdy.

    I would recommend a brief break-in period. My feet ached a bit after the hike, but no blisters. The next day, I did a 6 mile hike and the boots felt much better.

    If you have hot feet, these boots may not be for you. The boots aren't as breathable as I like. With milder temps ~60F, they feel great. But around ~80F or ~90F, your feet will get hot. I still enjoy the boot, even with my hot feet.

    My feet are a size 12, but had to go down to a size 11.5.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 5'6"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    I'm usually not big on hiking boots. Most of my hiking has been done in chaco flip flops or trail runners. That said, I'm going to Kilimanjaro and was told I HAVE to have a mid-height, waterproof boot. I tried the Vasque Sundowner, but they didn't fit my feet well and gave me blisters and toe bang. I went with these, and they feel more like a beefed up trail runner than a mid-high hiking boot. They're flexible enough to be comfortable, but still plenty supportive. the grip has been sufficient on icey sections of high alpine trails, or mud down low. I've only used them on a few hikes but so far so good! If anything changes drastically over the next ~50 miles, I'll put it here!

    Great Boot-Not for Wide Feet

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 11.5
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 260lbs

    I ordered this boot knowing it is made in Europe, and narrow-cut. I hoped I could fit in it. I have a 10.5-11.5 EE foot. Sadly, I didn't fit in it. It looked and felt spectacular. I hope they make wider versions one day.

    Best Backpacking Boots

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    I'm on my second pair of these. I put the first pair through hundreds if not thousands of miles over the past few years. They held up crazy well and are some of the most comfortable boots I've ever had.

    The new Quest 3s seem to have an updated lug patter and provide great traction. I think they must have also reinforced the ankle cuff area. I've noticed that they even have a slightly better fit and are a bit more supportive. That could be because my old ones were beat to hell, but it definitely seems like they made a few minor upgrades without changing a beloved boot too much.

    I've sized up a 1/2 size on both pairs. Gives me plenty of room for a thick sock and I'm not experiencing any heel slippage. As for the GTX liner, it does what you expect.

    These boots are the best out there, I'll be back for pair #3 if these ever kick the bucket!

    Brown county hiker

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 9.50M
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    I loved these boots when I first got them. They are rugged, well made, and light weight. Then they started rubbing a spot on the outside of the ball of my foot. There was a ridge on the lining near the foot bed on the right boot. I thought this was a defect so returned and was sent another pair. The new pair had the same ridge on the inside lining on both boots this time. Returned for a refund this time. I wanted to love these boots but they just kept rubbing a raw spot on the outside of my feet.

    True to size, great arch & ankle support

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10.5 D
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 180lbs

    I have had two pairs of the Solomon 4D 2 GTX boots and they have been excellent in terms of fit, arch support, ankle support, and durability. Few boots are as easy to lace up and adjust the foot box for best fit and support and then maintain tension while lacing the rest of the boot. When I know I will be bushwalking on very steep terrain the Solomon boots are the ones I wear. Few boots other than logger's boots, provide this level of support. The Solomon boots are the only ones I have found that do not require a break-in period but still provide excellent arch support. A small detail but the Solomon boot laces last the life of the boots and this is exceedingly rare these days.

    Salomon Quest 4D3

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10.5
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 168lbs

    I have a narrow foot, somewhere between a US size 10 and 11. So I ordered the 10.5, and it's perfect. There's lots of room in the toe box, but my feet don't slide around, even when hiking downhill. I have learned how to adjust the lacing for maximum comfort which is easy to do because the cleats allow you to adjust the tension in the forefoot independently from the ankle. Until I had been wearing them a few weeks, the stiff upper boot was chafing at the collar around my lower leg. Some thicker boot socks helped during break in, and now they are no longer necessary. They feel stable but not heavy. I'm pleased with my choice.

    Great boot, size down.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 7.5
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    I bought these boots for both myself and my Girlfriend. We both had to size down. I normally wear a size8.5 in Salomon hiking/trail running shoes and had to size down to a 7.5. I have had the opportunity to hike in the desert through sand and on Slickrock as well as through the snow in the Wasatch range in Utah. The Contragrip sole has performed well in all conditions. The Gore-Tex keeps your feet from overheating while keeping them dry.

    These boots are so comfortable.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 8 1/2
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    Had small problems with first pair, backcountry took them back with no problems. I swear the second pair feels more comfortable then first. I can’t wait to try out backpacking they are one of the strongest boots for the weight I ever owned.

    Your Next Backpacking Boot

      The Quest 4d 3 is all about walking comfort, with technologies to reduce fatigue over the duration of your treks. Light and cushioned with running shoe adapted technology, yet supportive enough for backpacking, this boot helps you get to the next camp site with happier feet. As a Salomon employee, I have a pair of these in my closet for my longer treks. For more info, checkout the video below:

      Amazing Boot

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 9.5 US
      • Height: 5'9"
      • Weight: 170lbs

      Without getting too wordy, this boot hits the mark in every category. They are tough, warm (winter snow shoeing) and really really comfortable. All while feeling relatively light. The have literally added mileage to my hikes. There is slightly more room in the toe box than I am used to but I'm not swimming because of it. Water repels well and after wetting out feet were completely dry.

      Must have if you hike

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 12
      • Height: 6'3"
      • Weight: 220lbs

      The shoes are amazing. They are comfortable to hike with, the longest hike I had with them so far is ~7 hours. They keep the feet dry and provide good traction (though in ice conditions you would want to get micro-spikes).