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Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX Backpacking Boot - Men's


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    53 Reviews


    Begs To Be Pushed To The Limit.

    From sunny days navigating ridges riddled with rocks to soggy days trudging along tree-lined trails, the Salomon Men's Quest 4D 2 GTX Backpacking Boot knows what it takes to make the journey enjoyable. Built for the long haul, this boot is built with enough ankle support to carry a heavy backpack in comfort. The combination leather and textile upper creates a lightweight, breathable fit that handles the rigors of the trail with ease. It's backed by a Gore-Tex membrane that keeps your feet dry whether you're trekking through the rain or powering through creek crossings. Designed with a stable chassis construction, the Quest provides support and great torsional stability as you eat up the miles. Salomon finished this boot with a high traction sole to ensure purchase whether you're navigating packed-out trails below treeline or loose scree in the high mountains.

    • A high-cut boot built for backpacking
    • Gore-Tex Performance comfort membrane for waterproof, breathable protection
    • Nubuck leather and textile upper is durable, breathable, and lightweight
    • 4D Advanced Chassis provides stability and support
    • OrthoLite sockliner and molded EVA midsole for cushioning and stability
    • Contagrip outsole ensures traction on rugged terrain
    • Lace locker keeps laces in place for a secure fit
    • Item #SAL00D7

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    nubuck leather, textile
    Gore-Tex membrane
    textile, 3D Mesh
    OrthoLite, EVA
    4D Advanced Chassis
    Claimed Weight
    [single, size 9] 1lb 6.57oz
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, hiking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Quality and Comfort

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

    It's been years since I bought a boot for anything other than alpine climbing or skiing. With hunting season just around the corner, I decided to pull the trigger on something that would be appropriate for hiking long, loaded miles on trail, and scrambling around in the deep nasty corners where elk live. I've only worn them a few times, but I'm happy with the fit and comfort while hiking. No hot spots or problems so far. I'm a fan.

    Salomom 2 gtx

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 12.

    Absolutely love them but they run a little narrow for my foot. Tried to wear around the house and hoped they would stretch a little but no luck. Had to sadly send them back. Couldn't find them in a little wider size.

    Unreal Comfort

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

    These Salomon Quest's are by far the most comfortable boot i've ever worn in general! They fit like a glove, and form to your foot so perfectly with no extra play to spare. The footbed is so comfortable, and because they fit so great they do not slip in the back at all (which is usually the main thing that causes blisters). Super durable boot, with top notch comfort. I've been out hiking and backpacking a handful of times in them now and I still can't believe how comfy they are every time I put them on! They run super true to size (as long as your wearing a thicker style hiking sock), but do not run very wide. So if you have a pretty wide foot they may not be the best fit for you.. Overall, would highly recommend to anyone looking for an awesome hiking/backpacking boot that will offer maximum comfort and still be really durable and supportive.

    Comfortable Boots

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 13.5

    Ended up getting these boots cause my brother purchased these and had so much positive feedback about them. What I like about them is that they are lightweight yet have great ankle support. I've used them from walking trails to hiking and camping. Very comfortable and durable for me. Haven't had any problem with them so far.

    Poor durability

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small

    Most people giving reviews on this boot are either employees or people who used them a couple of times.
    My boots are now dead: multiple holes, get soaked with water just by walking in wet grass and so on.
    Their would be good if it did not happen that soon: I trekked with them 35 days in total. I am right now in Patagonia and have 1 more 4 day trek to do, but since a week each river crossing and rainy day is a nightmare. The holes appeared because of flexing the boots when walking, it just rips the tissue on it.
    Also, after 2/3days walking with them 15 miles a day, be prepared for a lot of pain from the thinner base compared to other trekking boots. They also get very hard to dry once soaked.

    Overall they are really poor boots. They are great for walking on well maintened trails (but in this case why have bulky boots??) but for real wild trekking their are too poor quality, and the waterproofing is good only for a couple of days walking. Even after reapplying DWR.

    I suggest buying heavier stronger boots for hard hiking and trekking or lighter shoes for basic hiking.

    awesome boots

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

    Not a lot more that i can say that other people have not already mentioned.
    These boots are great in every way. I have not found anything to complain about yet.
    They were flawless for 4 months of pretty hard hiking last fall.
    I would buy these boots again any day

    Great boots

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

    Great boots for hiking or just walking around. I tend to twist my ankles (kind of a klutz) when walking on uneven terrain and this guys have helped me with that. The support they provide makes it hard for you to do that. Comfortable and helps keep feet dry.

    Boots used by Army Rangers!

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

    I freaking love these boots! I still have these from my military days with the Army's 2nd Ranger Battalion and I put them through some rough stuff and they're still holding up. Even after a deployment to Afghanistan. Super comfortable, quite waterproof, and used by the military's elite forces.

    Boots used by Army Rangers!

    Great Hiking Boot

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

    Super comfortable out of the box and they lasted for many miles. I paired them with some thick SOLE insoles; a perfect combo!

    They aren't as beefy as the description makes them sound, so I wouldn't hesitate to buy these just as day-hikers, but I also personally prefer a very stiff boot for backpacking and off-trail hiking.

    These have a ton of seams and stitching, which although they don't affect comfort in any way, they made me question their longevity. After 2 hard seasons though I never had any problems.

    These were excellent boots, but I've since upgraded to a pair of Lowa Tibet GTX Hi's because of their stiffer, taller, and burlier build.

    Mountain Man's Best Boots On The Market

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10.5

    I seriously don't know where to start on my love for these boots. They involve a zero breaking in period. Lace em' up and hit the trails. These are super light weight for miles of backpacking with exceptional ankle support. They are super grippy and will keep you dry from wet snow to torrential downpours. I have summited Mt. Shasta, Mt. Elbert, Holy Cross and many other 14ers with these boots. I wouldn't trust anything else on the mountain. Be sure to clean these off after every use to preserve the Gortex feature. Happy trails!

    Love at first hike

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 11.5M

    After too many years/decades of hiking only in low shoes, I finally found a full boot that fits me perfectly and has no hot spots on my feet, ankles or lower shins. I mainly day-hike on mountain trails in Vermont and New York, but plan to start some overnight backpacking this year, so I wanted to get a more serious hiking boot. I normally need a size 12, but the size 11.5 fit me best - secure in the heel and just enough room in the toe box. I hiked 5 miles with 2000' elevation gain the first time I wore them and they performed great - very comfortable going up and down, and solid traction on loose stone and smooth boulders. I'm really looking forward to putting many miles on these boots.

    Great boots

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

    I have owned many hiking boots over the years- Asolo,Merrel,Vasque,Lowe and others. For me, these are the best of all of them. This is my second pair. Got a good price from Backcountry and jumped on them. There is very little need for break-in, very comfortable. They have a great lacing system with the locking hooks. They feel like a trail runner and make you want to run in them, and I do. A little softer rubber on the sole than Vibram, but it is durable and grips like crazy. They're warm down to the 20s, but being Gore Tex they can get a little warm when it's hot. I have hiked the Colorado Rockies, Witchita Mtns. in OK., Zion, Grand Canyon, Death Valley and Missouri and Michigan in these and I feel like half man-half mountain goat when I have them on. They are great!

    Good but they used to be GREAT

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 12.5

    I bought these boots in 2010 and again in 2015. The first boots lasted me 5 years and about 1000 miles of mainly backpacking in the White Mountains of NH including winter trips which these boots can handle but I don't recommend. I wore down the tread on the 1st pair but besides that, they were still in good shape and still water proof.

    The new pair was significantly different, possibly lighter in weight but I won't be getting 5 years out of them which is not very realistic anyway @ 250 miles a year for a lightweight boot. The worst change is the stiff parachord type laces which will last 100 years but require double knots or they will untie. (Go back to the old laces!) Also the tread could be a little more aggressive. My confidence dissappears when I need to rely on the tread. They are still great boots, I just see a decline in overall quality. Not sure if I will be buying them again.

    Overall still a great boot. The weight, Waterproofness and comfort make it a solid buy. I just wish I had bought two pairs back in 2010... Also I got a half size up.

    Dream boots

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

    I first bought the women's version of these boots for myself, and recently purchased a pair for my boyfriend, after having fallen in love with my pair.
    These were his first hiking boots and he couldn't be more thrilled. There was no 'break-in' period for these boots, and neither of us have gotten a blister yet after miles and miles in these boots. We have worn them on the rocky East Coast, the sandy deserts in the Southwest, up on glaciers in Alaska and just about everywhere in between and they perform well across the board, and sometimes even double as approach shoes, as their grip is insane, even after two years of solid use in my case.
    These shoes are durable, but don't feel heavy on your feet. I've even used mine to run with in slushy conditions and they did not feel cumbersome whatsoever.
    My one critique - they're so waterproof and thick that they can cause a bit of a 'swamp-situation' at the end of a hot day, but this just gives us an excuse to take a break and air our feet out.
    True to size for both of our pairs.

    Great Boot

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 13

    Bought these for my boyrfriend. This is his second time owning these particular boots. First pair he really liked. Thought they were very comfortable and locked in on the feet very well. He returned them, due to shredding off a good portion of the tread, scrambling on sharp sandstone in the San Rafael Swell. He was definitely disappointed and was actually going to replace them with the same boot, but didnt because his size was out of stock. He wears them for year-round camping/backpacking and has no complaints regarding the multi-seasonal use.

    Absolutely Bomb proof and Wicked fast

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

    I have worn these in a ton of different situations, and I have found that they perform equally as well in the hot desert as they do on a snow filled, Icy trail. These boots fit the foot very snug, and provide an amazing amount of support in so many conditions. Considering how well they move and flex with each step, I have been impressed with the durability and protection in the footbed. Honestly I have never worn a boot that I felt like I could break out in a dead sprint in, until I put these on. The locking lace system is genius and works incredibly well, I have never had a problem with loosening laces during a long hike in these. If you are looking for a solid all around hiking and back packing boot, than there are not many out there with the same level of performance and versatility. If there was one con I would mention (if you could even call it that) it would be that because they are a GOR-TEX boot, they tend to be a little warm, and make my feet sweat a bit. particularly on warmer days. I doubt this would affect most people, as I tend to have hot feet already.
    If you have any other questions about this or any other hiking boots like it, reach out to me!

    Unanswered Question

    Looking at most of the q&as here, i would like to ask if this shoe is an all season boot or more for the colder temperatures/winter. Was thinking of finding something that i could wear for the warmer weather in the tropics as well.

    how does this compare against the salomon discovery gtx?i usually wear us 7.5 for salomon trail running shoes, does this size the same as well?

    I know this isn't a mountaineering boot or one specific for winter but with that being said could you slap a pair of crampons on these? I'll be doing an early winter summit and there will be some snow maybe ice? Just trying to figure out what I'll need!

    Other sites say these weigh 1lb 3.5 oz. NOT 11-12 oz as posted here.

    The weight spec is important, what's up?

    Hey Chris,

    Salomon's website shows the Quest 4D 2 GTX Backpacking Boots as 640 grams which I am guessing would be the per boot weight. Looks like we might have the wrong weight listed but I will verify with one of our Gear Gurus (who can actually weigh the boots) and get back to you.

    Feel free to contact me directly if you have any additional questions about Salomon Boots.


    Expert Gearhead


    Will you have these in a size 13 U.S. anytime soon? I've completely worn out the older version after hiking hundreds of miles in the Montana backcountry.

    Hey Jared, Thanks for the reply. If you want to let me know when you get them in that will be great. I am definitely leaning toward a new pair of these as I really like the previous version, however, I've been looking at the Arc'teryx Bora² Mid Boot because of the seamless upper for added water resistance. Also the lifetime warranty they offer is very appealing.

    How do the two compare? Will the Bora² last longer and be more waterproof?