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Salomon Comet 3D GTX Backpacking Boot - Men's

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    Further into the mountains with better gas mileage than a 4WD.

    When you lace up the Salomon Comet 3D GTX Backpacking Boot, it's like shifting into four-wheel drive. The Comet's Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane prevents heat and moisture build-up while blocking external moisture (so your foot doesn't get drenched when it's raining and you're pushing your internal mph dial into the red zone).
    • 3D chassis provides stability, comfort, and protection for your mountain pursuits
    • Contragrip outsole uses a combination of rubber compounds to provide you with optimal grip on varied surfaces
    • Molded EVA midsole provides extra stability and more comfort for your endeavors
    • Textile lining is abrasion-resistant so you won’t wear holes into the interior
    • anytime soon
    • Lining breathes well and dries quickly so you don’t have to suffer through a day of wet feet
    • Die-cut Ortholite EVA sock liner provides extra cushion and maximum comfort
    • Item #SAL2113

    Tech Specs

    Waterproofing
    Gore-Tex membrane
    Sole
    Contragrip
    Lacing
    standard
    Midsole
    molded EVA, 3D advanced chassis
    Footbed
    Ortholite
    Claimed Weight
    (size 9) 20.1 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking, camping, backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

    Tech Specs

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    Buy them. They perform.

      I spent a week in 20-30 degree rainy, muddy, and icy weather. These boots were awesome. Nice, wide toe box like I've come to expect from Salomon. They kept my feet dry and warm in rainy wind gusts of 50-60 mph. The trail turned into a creek, and these still kept me mostly dry. The water that made it past my gaiters into the tops didn't saturated my feet and dried quickly. Water made it into the tops of the boots, but not to my feet. I tend to walk very hard and put my heels down first. I had no soreness thanks to the tough 3D soles. They were comfortable the entire trip from rainy to icy. Highly recommend. Pros: warm, cozy, tough, comfortable, handles water. Cons: higher than I like, heavier than I like

      Buy them. They perform.

      SUPER Comfy!!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: 9.5

      Recently got these and I can say that after wearing MANY different kinds/styles of boots thru many years in the Marines, these boots are AWESOME. I am looking forward to wearing the soles right off these babies!

      Best Boots I have EVER owned!!!!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 12

      Just got back from a 25mile trip on the PCT with a 60lb pack. I had no time to break these in. I had zero problems, most comfortable boot I have ever put on. Highly recommend!!

      uncomfortable around ankle and instep

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 9.5

      I have only purchased this boot about a month ago and done 3 fullish day hikes in them. The traction is amazing as the terrain is quite steep in my area, and they certainly keep my feet dry.
      My biggest complaint with them is the ankle support. I just did a 15km quite hilly hike on the weekend and the pain around my ankle and instep at the same height was quite significant. I have tried tying them loose etc but still ended up with welts around my ankle/instep. This was the 1st thing I noticed about them from the get go. I will trying tying them loser again next hike, but if no better i think these will end up in the bin.

      Caveat Emptor

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 12

      I'm very disappointed: after hiking in these for less than six months the left boot began pinching the outside of my foot to an excruciating degree during an 11 mile hike. I'm still not sure what happened, but I'm out $200. My only advice is to try on multiple pairs of hiking boots before settling on one, and if in doubt be willing to spend a little to take care of your feet - you won't regret it.

      In the future I'm willing to spend more if necessary and have the return policy of one year through REI vs. backcountry which requires one month.

      Tough boots

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 9

      I am on my second pair of comets. My boots get worn for everything from cutting firewood and clearing brush to backpacking. Care and cleaning consists of a hose off. They are put up wet and muddy and get absolutely no conditioners or cleaners. My first pair lasted four years before the sole started to separate. Still wearable but water started making its way in. Very little break in. I love them!

      Awesome boots, however...

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: True to size

      Don't give me wrong, these are excellent constructed boots. Unfortunately, I have low arches for my feet. As soon as I put my feet into these boots, I realize the squish feeling from my arches right away. In another word, if you have below average arches, don't bother them.

      Boots are awesome shipping terrible

      • Fit: True to size

      What ever method the basic shipping is should be taken out back and shot. Boots are bad ass best boot I ever bought but I wont buy from back country again, shipping was horrible and phone support was not kind

      Tanks on my feet

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      I typically buy Salomon boots. They last forever and certainly take a beating. A word of caution though, Salomon boots may be uncomfortable right out of the box (my last three pair were and so were these). For me, they require a break-in period (~1/2 day). Stick with them though, and you will be rewarded.

      Perfect backpacking boot

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      First thing I did when I got these was go on a 40 mile backpacking trip in the snow. Boots worked great with 0 break in and never leaked walking through 2 feet of snow. Since buying these I've hiked hundreds of miles, off trail, on highly technical terrain. I love the fact that these boots are robust, but not overly heavy and clunky. I tend to do a lot of scrambling on rocks or obstacles when I backpack, so I like a light boot.

      The boots for me.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      After having these for about a month and a half, I've done multiple ~5 and a couple ~12 mile hikes on both flat and steep terrain, and I have nothing but good things to say about these boots. I'm itching to take them on longer trips, and I'm sure they'll be perfect for that too. I don't have money to own multiple hiking boots, so I wanted something good enough for the occasional multi-day backpacking, but light since I mostly just do short weekend or day trips. These shoes are very light, have very good support, and are exactly what I was looking for. And with the smartwool socks I use, I've had no blisters or need to break them in. I was originally thinking about purchasing the Ultra Mid GTX (a buddy of mine owns them and I was blown away by how light they are), but I decided to go with these since they're not that much heavier and they seemed better quality. I'm very glad I did. I don't understand the craze about hiking in trail-running shoes when you can buy a nice pair of mids like these with great support that's just as light or lighter. If you're like me, I think these are the boots for you as well.

      I am in Love with these boots

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

      These are by far the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. I love that they are study and provide nice support for my ankle without being heavy and bulky. They also have continued the wonder of the wide Salomon toe box which makes these boots for me. I decided to buy the Men's version of these boot rather than the Woman's because I felt like the shoe was slightly wider and also more durably built. I wear between a 9-9.5 in women's boots, and ended up getting an 8.5 in men's. This gives me room for fuzzy socks and doubling up as well. The more I wear these, the more I think they are my sole-mate boots!

      3D Chassis fit like a charm.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      My everyday shoe for hiking, trail running, and casual wear are the Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra's. For that review see: ( http://www.backcountry.com/salomon-xa-pro-3d-ultra-cs-wp-trail-running-shoe-mens?contentIdSocial=review-atg339751 )

      If you love those shoes, these are the fit up for you to go right to the harsh trails in the backcountry that require a bit more stability.



      They also really fit well with crampons as I learned. LOVE THESE BOOTS. Both the shoes and comet boots with the 3D chassis have treated my feet well, never letting them see a blister or even a harsh rub.



      Most shoes I wear 11, in Salomon I wear 10.5. and they fit like a dream. They break in well from 10.5 to 11 and hold solid from that point on (I believe)

      3D Chassis fit like a charm.

      Great Boot for one season of hiking

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      I absolutely loved these boots out of the box. So much so that I bought them again after I split a seam near the toebox w/ about 700 miles on them. I thought it was a fluke, but I developed another split in the same place on the new pair after about 400 miles! Can't say enough about comfort and waterproof-ness, however. If they were less expensive, I'd probably continue to replace them every year, but I think you should get more than one season of hiking for $225. (cost at time of purchase)

      Good construction but narrow

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: Runs small

      I'm giving this boot 4 stars. The boot appears to be very well constructed and would be a great waterproof hiking/backpacking boot. The sole seems a bit stiffer than most hiking boots, in a good way, and the rest of the boot looks to be top quality.

      Unfortunately I never got to use them because they are very narrow in there forefoot. I have average to low volume feet, but these were just to narrow in the front. Maybe sizing up one would help. If u have narrow feet, I think these boots would be great, but unfortunately they did not work for me. I'm still giving it 4 stars because they appear to be top quality.

      Matthew Ault- thank you for your comment - i was not aware of that when i bought these boots (i got them on the flash sale on SAC), so for those looking for this boot but are worried they are too narrow, perhaps try the 4D



      Second, while these boots are definitely cut on the slimmer side, after wearing them around a few times (nothing terribly extensive), they did seem to 'stretch' out a little bit and now i find them quite comfortable. i have worn them for entire days tho i have not taken them into the woods yet. I would again reiterate that these boots are solidly constructed, and since they did 'widen' a little bit after wearing them around i'm going to give them an overnight backpacking test to see how they hold up.

      True to its High Rating

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: Runs small

      I got these boots for a Hiking Trip to K2 Basecamp (5200m) and Gondogoro La crossing (~5900m).



      First of all I must commend the service backcountry.com provides. I got these boots after a detailed chat regarding the size with one of online backcountry reps. He was very helpful. Once i received the shoe here in Pakistan and put them on they fit perfectly.



      During the trip, each of my group members had problems with their shoes, but not me. Even some of the foreign trekkers/hikers endorsed the brand and the boot itself.



      The boot is very comfortable. It has good ankle support and great traction. I spent two weeks trekking and hiking over rocks, glacial ice and snow and I did not slip or bent my ankle even once. Though its not recommended but i used mid feet crampons with the boot during the night hike over the Gondogoro Pass.



      The boots were kept my feet dry until the time i was knee deep in the molten snow from the last day.



      All in all, these boots were great. Highly recommended.

      - If you use hiking socks, which are ultra foamy, you better get 1/2 -1 size bigger than your normal size.

      - The shoes are well made. However some abrasion could be seen on the leather upper after 150km of trekking on one of the roughest rocky terrains. No real damage was seen though.

      - The stitches on the boots are strong and dont give at all. They are the high quality type. However with so many stitches the chances of water proofing failure increases. Even more so when the boots are put through rough usage. I think my boots started giving way to some moisture later on because of this.

      Great Boot

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      I was looking for a boot with more support than my old hiking shoes offered and these were a great find. I hiked the Grand Canyon rim to rim in these two weeks after they arrived and they already felt like they were broken in. They can be a little warm due to the Gortex lining, so I will have to see how they work out when summer comes around here in Arizona. I really like the lacing system. They are very easy and quick to put on and take off.

      I have a very long, narrow, low-volume foot for a woman so it has been seemingly impossible to find a boot that fits. I typically have to get men's because of the length which are often too wide. These boots fit me perfectly right out of the box which was so relieving. They have a snug heal, the laces tighten nicely around my foot and the toe box is roomy. I have worn them for my job as a dog walker for the past couple months which is more than adequate break-in. They work great for that, my foot doesn't slide, they are sturdy enough to protect my ankles and toes but light and breathable enough to wear every day. However, I just took them on their first backpacking trip. 28 miles total with about 45lb pack. They took the weight great, i have no ankle or knee pain. They are not too flexible to strain the tendons- issues I've had with other boots, BUT I got a blister on the bottom of almost every toe and my left big toenail must have been pushing against the top of the shoe because it's so painful, discolored I'm afraid I might lose it. I'm so bummed and wondering if an insole would help this? Is the toe box too roomy? Even with shoes that I returned after backpacking because my feet hurt so bad, I've never had blisters like this. I tried switching up socks during but it didn't help. Any suggestions? Thanks!

      I would get the next size up. When you tighten the shoe laces this will prevent your toes from hitting the front and keep your foot in place. I initially wear a 9 1/2 men's when I changed to a 10 all the issues you mention went away.

      Hi there. I am hoping to be able to use this Boot for a trek to Base camp and Island Peak in Oct/Nov when temps get down to minus 10 C in the day. Has anyone used this in very cold temps? I seem to have noticed all boots I look at, someone reviews them as being cold. Thanks for any advice!

      I just wore these out in -12.2C in the snow.



      With the slightest movement (hiking/walking) I am warm with your average wool socks.



      After experimenting with insulated vs. non hiking boots, I prefer to have the option to insulate with socks rather than the boot. The boot, then can be applied to a wider range of activities. These boots are so smooth I could wear them with a thin pair of breathable socks and feel great in the spring/summer/fall and stay dry from outside moisture with the Gortex.



      I only had cold toes when waking up to do the nightly hydration relief around 1100PM, 0200AM, and 0400 AM not wearing any socks.



      Long story short, insulate with socks and have your dollar stretch.

      Can anyone provide feedback on the grip...

      Can anyone provide feedback on the grip on wet concrete?

      Wet concrete with what finish?



      I say they are great if its just water. BUT I warn on the longevity of the tread. They are great on terra firma, but will wear out on concrete/asphalt conditions pretty quick. I completely stopped running in them on any concrete to make them last longer. (and its better anyway :) )

      Has anyone experienced any difficulties...

      Has anyone experienced any difficulties with durability?

      What is the height of the Comet 3D GTX? ...

      What is the height of the Comet 3D GTX? Are they over the ankle like the Quest 4D?

      Best Answer

      I see you asked this question on 10/21/2012. Well I just bought this boot on 12/20/2012 and I have your answer the boot is 6 inches high from the ground to the top at the back of the boot. It is what I would call a mid boot and yes it is lower than the Quest 4D. Just what I was looking for! I will write a full review after 100 miles or so. I will say love what I see so far and the weight is unbelievably lite. When I first picked up the box the boots were delivered in I thought one boot had fallen out during delivery!

      where would i find so vegan or non-leather...

      where would i find so vegan or non-leather boots?

      What about fit/sizing? are the sizes listed...

      What about fit/sizing? are the sizes listed accurate; I wear an 11 US boot (pull-on) and generally a 10.5 in lace-up hiking boots, but I have had toe blister/wear problems with the 10.5 hiking boots before so this time I was thinking of trying the 11 US size boot. What does anybody think of the sizing and fit accuracy for the Sal Comet 3D GTX? Should I stay with the 10.5 or give the 11 a try?

      Best Answer

      Hi Norm,
      If possible I would try this shoe on (any shoe for that matter). If you are getting blisters and/or discomfort on your toes, you might need a boot with a different shaped last - different than your current hiking boot has. If your current last is straight, maybe you need curved or vice versa. Or maybe you just need a boot with a bigger toe box. I personally find that Salomons fit me better than most boots, and I also find that they tend to run just slightly larger than normal.

      Is this really a picture of a man's version...

      Is this really a picture of a man's version on your website? Looks exactly like women's!