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Mountain Trainer 2 Mid GTX Backpacking Boot - Men's

4.3076923076923075 out of 5 stars
13 Reviews
Color:Bungee Cord/Black


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Why We Like The Mountain Trainer 2 Mid GTX Backpacking Boot

The Mountain Trainer 2 Mid GTX Backpacking Boot brings all of the features we loved from the first generation boot, in a 15% lighter package to solidify this boot in the ultralight backpacking category. The GORE-TEX waterproof lining gives us confidence that our socks will remain dry despite unforecasted rain, creek crossings, and muddy trail conditions, while the suede leather cuts down on weight for lightness underfoot over endless miles.


  • Fully-featured backpacking boots suited for extended backcountry routes
  • Vibram sole maintains traction on wet rocks or roots
  • Regular and wide fitting footbeds included for customization
  • Dual density PU midsole provides rigid support and rock protection
  • GORE-TEX waterproofing keeps water out yet remains breathable
  • Suede leather upper is abrasion-resistant and lightweight
  • Item #SFWZ04B
Upper Material
suede leather
regular and wide footbeds included
dual density polyurethane
Vibram rubber
Claimed Weight
1lb 5.2oz
hiking, backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 13 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 3 reviews
4 Stars - 0 reviews
5 Stars - 9 reviews

Fits True To Size

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5 out of 5 stars

February 17, 2024

Great boots!

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
5' 4"

I wanted a pair of hiking the mountains that offered good ankle support. These fit the bill. They are si comfortable out of the box. I did go up a 1/2 and they fit perfectly. They are light weight and the color is great. Perfect traction!! Would buy again!

Susan M
5 out of 5 stars

February 12, 2024

Good so far

I like them. Haven’t done any decent hikes yet so we shall see.

Brett P

Originally reviewed on

2 out of 5 stars

February 5, 2024

Horrible design flaws. Otherwise this boot is absolutely great.

I bought them less than a year back, and i've used them less than 20 times. First off, they've got very evident design flaws, i dont know why i bought them in the first place tbh, I guess it's because they felt great. The thing is you should NEVER run textile fabric onto other textile fabric because friction wears it off, and this boot plainly ignores that. The shoe laces will run through all the strings that hold them in place in no time, especially that one lace that sits on the interior side of the ankle. That being said, i haven't used them enough yet for this to become an issue, which i expected to occur in 2-3 years of usage. So what happened? Those orange strings which laces go through are glued in between layers of other fabric so nothing other than GLUE holds them tight in place. Guess what happens... yup, they come lose and there's no way to tighten them up. This is what happened to me, that tiny orange string came off. Briliant design, guys, it surely came out pretty (if that's all what you were going for). I'm sending them back. Other than that the boot feels great, it's agile and solid, fits very well and can adapt perfectly, and it's very comfortable and safe to hike with. Such a pity these stupid flaws ruin this great product so badly, they make it useless and they dishonor the brand. It's intolerable to find these low IQ problems at this price ranges. Just so you know, i'm not buying salewa boots ever again, god knows what you'll miss the next time.

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Originally reviewed on Salewa

5 out of 5 stars

December 23, 2023

Best boots I’ve owned!

I ordered 1/2 size up and they fit perfect! Instantly comfortable with no break in! Love Salewa!

Eric B

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

December 18, 2023

Light and Comfortable out of the box

I fall between size 11 and 10.5. I tried both and went with the 11. The boots come with an optional shim to place under the footbed - I installed this as it makes the fit a little more snug on the top of the foot. No blisters when walking around bedding in. Boots look great! The sole is quite hard - like a typical hiking boot - soles of feet sore when walking around on paved surfaces. Hopefully not so harsh when hiking on softer terrain.

Ben in Pasadena

Originally reviewed on Salewa

5 out of 5 stars

October 5, 2023

Man Trainer 2 GTX

Very good quality, great fit


Originally reviewed on Salewa

5 out of 5 stars

October 2, 2023

Nice updates

I just got these but being my 7-8 pair I am excited to see the updates. The heel is in a better placement for me because I climb trees and the old ones were kinda awkward. Also, the new lacing system seems legit, I broke the bottom eye hook on all my old boots so I hope these will be a bit more durable. About to wax them up and see how they do in the pnw weather. Salewa should really tap into the tree climber market.


Originally reviewed on Salewa

3 out of 5 stars

September 10, 2023

Great except one thing

These boots are very comfortable, extremely quick break in, and kept my feet dry during some extremely wet conditions. Only one problem. The rope eyelets started pulling out after the first week of use. Luckily they have a 2 year warranty that covered it and I will be getting new ones for free, but I hope the new ones hold up better than the first.

James D

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

July 3, 2023

They are the best boots you could want period! No break in required right out of the box and built to standup to the elements. I’ve worn only these boots on seven deployments and have them hold together time and time again.

Aaron M

Originally reviewed on

3 out of 5 stars

December 10, 2022

The looks are great! But...

The style and materials were everything I had hoped for! There are a few things for me personally that are affecting the performance of the boots. First, there is something slightly different about how the material of the left boot bends across the toes compared to the right. As shown in the picture, the material in the left boot bunches and pushes directly into the top of my big toe. The right boot does not do this and it is actually a bit painful when going up an inclined surface. Second, these things are slicker than snot in the snow and ice. I mean they aren't marketed as a winter boot, but I generally try to wear my boots in all types of weather. You are nearly risking your life to walk out and grab the mail in frosty weather. The third point isn't necessarily a concern or complaint, but be aware that these boots seem to have zero cushion. I usually prefer more minimal footwear, but these things are hard on the toes and balls of your feet if you do any heavier mileage. I want to love these boots, but they just aren't the most comfortable boot I've worn. Hopefully they'll break in a little more, but if they haven't already broken in in these past 50ish miles I don't know if they ever will.

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Originally reviewed on Salewa