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Taking cues from Salomon's renowned trail running shoes, the Quest 4D 3 GTX Women's Backpacking Boot brings together waterproof construction, serious comfort, and lightweight durability in a trail-dominating, summit-seeking package. While the boot is lightweight, the construction isn't thanks to an abrasion-resistant synthetic upp that is lined with a waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane to reduce puddles, rain, and muddy trails from obstacles to mere curiosities. A non-marking Contagrip outsole will give you plenty of grip and protection, while Salomon's 4D Advanced Chassis serves up loads of stability and support.
Even when the going gets rough, the molded EVA midsole, Ortholite sockliner, and heel foam cushioning give your feet protection from rocks and roots. Rubber heel and toe caps offer extra durability and protection, and the Quest's gusseted tongue reduces pressure points and keeps dirt and pebbles out of your boot. After all this, the Quest weighs under 1.5 pounds per boot, so you'll be able to move quickly and comfortably over long distances without feeling like your legs and hip flexors are going to fall off.
- Burly backpacking boot boasts unparalleled comfort and protection
- Gore-Tex Performance Comfort is waterproof and highly breathable
- Moisture-wicking lining and Ortholite footbed maintain inner climate
- Dual-density EVA midsole offers long-lasting comfort and support
- 4D Chassis balances between a stale platform and free-moving flex
- Contagrip rubber sole includes large lugs for enhanced traction
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- Q & A
Wish I could give 10 stars
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I needed boots for a spur of the moment backpacking trip, so I bought these, tried them on briefly, then headed out for five days of hiking over snowy volcanic fields, crossing streams, and scrambling over strewn boulders. I can honestly say I have never had a better shoe experience. The sizing was right on, and is consistent with other Salomon shoes I've worn. Even with having only worn then for approximately 30 seconds before taking them out on an extended trip, I experienced no blisters, hot spots, or anything else that typically comes along with shoes that haven't been broken in. The lacing system keeps your feet feeling secure without suffocating them. The sole is stiff for stability over uneven terrain, but somehow my feet weren't sore when I got to the end of the day. I tested the waterproof-ness by wading through countless small streams, and every day my feet remained dry. They're quite warm, which was great for when we were hiking over the snow, but I most likely won't be taking them on any desert trips. Moral of the story - these boots are amazing, and I would highly recommend for almost any alpine hiking and backpacking.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These boots are AMAZING! They are light, comfy, and ready to go right off the bat. They run true to size in my opinion, but I do like wearing thicker socks. If you are a thin sock person, maybe go down a half size. I have been wearing them on short hikes, the big test is coming up in July! Once I'm back from my backpacking trip, I will update my review.
LOVEEEEEE!!!!!!! They Do Run Big.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I got these for my girlfriend as a gift. This is what she said:
"I love everything about these shoes. I loved my keen boots I had before this, but they ended up falling apart on me after only one major backpacking trip. I was looking for something that was comfortable, not too heavy, and had lots of ankle support. I am prone to twisting my ankle and wanted to make sure I had a shoe that would help with that. The minute I got them I knew they were going to work. They had no break in time and were comfortable from the get go. They were a good weight that I have had no problem hiking with. They have great support and stay tight throughout the hike. Plus they are so cute! I did go down a half a size and would recommend going down a half to a whole size"
Way happy about these bad boys!!
These are an AMAZING hiking boot! A lot of support and way comfortable. I wore them on trek for 12 days and they were great through all the terrain.
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:
Very very pleased!
I am a devoted Keene wearer but was searching for the same type of comfort with a greater level of support for rocky surfaces and old ankles. My gear head Nick steered me in the right direction! These boots were immediately comfortable with a sweet foot bed and true to size with a medium wool sock. I have already water tested them and my feet were dry and warm.