Phaserbound 2 Tall Waterproof Backpacking Boot
Multi-day backpacking treks can be rugged in a couple of ways. First of all, you'll be hiking over peak after peak on rocky summit trails and never-ending downhills. Second, you'll be out in the elements for a few days at a time at the mercy of anything Mother Nature chooses to throw at you. Luckily you'll be ready for all of it when you're rocking the Merrell Phaserbound 2 Tall Waterproof Backpacking Boot. It's got a tough and durable construction for gnarly mountain trails, comfortable support for long daily miles, and a waterproof membrane to ensure that a little rain won't have you swapping out socks every few miles. The M Select Dry membrane is both waterproof and breathable, keeping water out but letting vapor escape so your feet don't end up hot and sweaty despite the waterproofing. Underneath your feet you've got a Vibram Megagrip outsole that offers tough and dependable traction on everything from steep and dusty switchbacks to slippery rock, while the leather upper construction provides all the durability you could need for a summer full of sleeping under the stars.
- Durable and supportive hiking boot for even the wettest trail days
- Waterproof membrane keeps out water when you pound through puddles
- Vibram Megagrip provides traction whether the trail is wet or dry
- Leather and synthetic upper is durable without losing breathability
- Cushioned midsole gives you comfortable support and stability
- Protective rubber toe cap guards your forefoot from rocks and roots
- Anti-odor technology fights the funk after multi-day treks
- Item #MER00LD
- Q & A
Poor Durability. Worse Customer Service
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
I purchased the Phaserbound boots in October 2018, after a Winter of light use I embarked on a journey to Nepal. After a few days at the start of my Everest Base Camp trek, I noticed the stitching coming loose on the side of the left boot. I contacted Merrell CS and they instructed me to repair the boot and take care of warranty issues after the fact I got the boots repaired. The stitching required destroyed any waterproofness the boot had. I have had no luck with Merrell Customer Service for months now. They have been giving me the run around while I am stuck with boots that are no longer waterproof and coming a part at the seams.
Its a shame, because otherwise these boots are really nice. Very comfortable for me. That's the only reason they do not get a 1 star.
I did not purchase these from backcountry.com, I just want to let people know about the durability issues this boot might have and the little to no help you will get from Merrell Customer Service.