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

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    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
    Waterproofing
    Gore-Tex
    Lining
    Gore-Tex Performance Comfort
    Closure
    lace
    Midsole
    dual-density EVA
    Sole
    Contagrip rubber
    Shaft Height
    over-the-ankle
    Claimed Weight
    2lb 13.2oz
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, hiking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Just OK

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 11
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    Pros:
    - Good ankle support
    - Waterproof
    - Attractive

    Cons:
    - Do not breathe
    - Narrow
    - Thin sole
    - Expensive

    I do not have a terribly wide foot however the toe box on these is a bit tight; even with next to no tension in the laces of the forefoot area I still felt my pinky toe being compressed by the side of the shoe. This is with room temp, yet-to-be-swollen feet.

    Took these on a 3 mile hike in 90*+ weather and ya, your feet will be hot. If you want GoreTex, then you sacrifice breathability; it is what it is. The soles do a good job with grip however they do not do a good job of isolating the sole of your foot from sharp objects on the trail. Roots and sharp rocks will feel oddly intrusive for such a chunky looking boot. This is most likely how they achieved such a light weight for such a rugged looking boot; there is not enough density in the sole material.

    Lastly, at an MSRP of $229 these just don't have enough premium materials, fitment options or quality control to warrant the ask.

    I wanted to love them...

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 9.5
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    Had a pair of trail runners that were definitely snug, but still loved them. Looked at reviews for new backpack boots for some time and settled on these. They fit terribly...I am a consistent 9.5 in a variety of shoes and boots and these were awful. I wanted to love them and wore them over a weekend but they didn't do it for me by a lot. Definitely make sure you're able to try them on before purchasing!!

    I bought a second pair

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 14 medium
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    I bought my first pair about 5 months ago and switched back and forth between them and my Asolo Fugitives I bought around the same time. Doing training walks for a Grand Canyon hike and could not decide between the Asolo's and the Salomon. As the walks have gotten longer my preference has solidified and settled on the Salomon. I also got to try them in Red Rock Canyon this past January and I was impressed with how "grippy" they seemed on the rocks. My first pair is phantom black and I'm okay with them but I ordered the wren which is the only other color available in a size 14. My first pair is still holding up fine with about 300 miles on them. They are comfortable enough I want the second pair to switch from time to time. I have tried them in snow and wet grass and pair them up with Darn Tough wool socks and my feet stay dry and comfortable. The laces seem long but it allows for several lacing options which I like.

    I bought a second pair

    Worst Performance Ever for Price to mile

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    Basically a $230 - $260 pair. I have completed the AT, the Long Trail, the Foothills Trail, the Mountain to Sea Trail, and bought a pair of these to hike the Pinhoti Trail in - Made it 70 miles and bottom rubber of the sole began to come off - No complaints with BackCountry - but Salomon sucks. I was so proud of these and they did well until they fell apart. Best wishes and Happy Trails

    All good

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10.5
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    Ordered a 10.5 for 10.5 feet, fit perfect. No break in needed, warm but breathable, light, comfy, grippy... all good.

    Best Boots I've ever owned

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    These boots are perfect for anything from walking around town in the snow to a thru-hike. They are extremely comfortable, great fitting and durable as all get out. Not to mention the waterproofing!

    Incredibly versatile boot

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 9.5
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 155lbs

    So I have had these boots for a couple years and have put some major miles on them. And to anyone looking for a boot that can go from a short hike to climbing a mountain with snow, these boots can do the job. I have been able to comfortably climb Mt Adams, Stuart, and Rainier, and I’ve even done some 20+ mile hikes in these. While the snow will soak through when being on the snow for a couple days they do hold their warmth well as long as you keep moving and a couple pairs of dry socks. Woke up in late winter on Colchuck lake to find them frozen after they had been wet from the hike the day before and thought I was going to be miserable. But after I got moving I didn’t even notice the cold up to Dragon-tail peak (in a pretty good snowstorm too) And to add to mountaineering, they can hold crampons. They do alright with them too.
    When it comes to regular hiking they are pretty much as good as you can get for comfort, durability, and being water proof. Mine are in good shape but they had lots of rough miles put on them. I even use them for hunting. I think I’ve got a few more seasons of hiking I can get out of them.

    True hiker

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Size Bought: 11.5D
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 255lbs

    Cons: base lace hooks at the ankles don’t slide easily at first, but are getting better. (Very minor detail.)
    Pros: Very comfortable with excellent support throughout. Great look. (I got the wren color.) Looks like great traction, but I haven’t had them in field yet - just worn in office all day & half mile after work walks on flat grade paved road. I hope to update review later.

    Great Support and Feel! A Little Narrow

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11.5
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 250lbs

    I needed a pair of boots to replace my 2 year old Merrell boots and wanted to try a pair of Saloman's. I love the extra height and ankle support on these boots for the added stability. Also has an extra section of thicker rubber to help protect the toe. I can't wait to take them on a hike and see how they perform on the AT. I can lace up a pair of Merrell or Keen boots without any width issues, these are a little more narrow than the other brands and will take some breaking in. Something to keep in mind before hitting the trails if you have wide feet like me.

    Dry Feet are Happy Feet

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    These are the gold standard for backpacking boots. Lightweight comfort with the support and protection you need for the long haul. The Gore-Tex membrane keeps your feet dry while still allowing them to breath on after hours on your feet. The over the ankle design allows you to carry heavy loads with confidence. The Contagrip sole gives you excellent traction on varying terrain.
    While these are not winter boot they also perform well in the snow when paired with a heavier wool sock. They are true to size.

    Love them

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 12
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 195lbs

    These were my first pair of Salomons and i love them. The have the support i need in a hiking boot. They are light, and waterproof just as advertised. It took about a month to break in and once the do they feel amazing.

    Love my Quest 4D 3 GTX

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 12.5
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 210lbs

    This was my first Saloman boots. Took it out for 11 mile hike on rough terrains and it performed great. The combination of light weight, excellent support, water proofing and cushioning made this shoes perfect for me. The only negative about this boot is it's not available in wide sizes and it was necessary to size up by 1 size. Excellent quality and very comfortable. As always BackCountry.com ordering and shipping experience was superb :)

    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.

    Comfortable!

    • 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.