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


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    47 Reviews


    True to the trail.

    Keep on trudging when the trail turns from baby powder to slick mud with the Salomon Men's Quest 4D 2 GTX Backpacking Boots. With enough ankle support to haul a heavy backpack in comfort, these boots are built for the long haul and are fitted with every feature you'll need to keep your feet happy when you're five days out. Their Gore-Tex membrane will keep your feet dry when you take a little slip on those creek crossings, and it's breathable, so you won't end up with soggy toes after hot days on the trail. A gusseted tongue and mud guard keep obnoxious hitchhikers at bay, while Salomon's burly Contragrip sole ensures purchase when you're navigating hairball ridgelines, and nasty scree fields. 

    • Gore-Tex performance comfort membrane
    • Nubuck leather and textile upper
    • Standard lacing
    • Gusseted tongue
    • 3D mesh lining
    • OrthoLite insole
    • Molded EVA midsole
    • Contragrip sole
    • Protective rubber heel cap
    • Item #SAL00D7

    Tech Specs

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

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    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.

    Well I see you have written 2 reviews on this site (the other being about an O’Neil wet suit) and both are negative. Everyone’s a) entitled to his/her opinion and b) experience is different. That said, I would note that I am a) not affiliated in any way shape or form with Salomon and b) have two seasons of backpacking on my Quest 4D 2 GTXs with nothing more (or less) than routine wear. During that time I’ve hiked around PA & WVA and, as anyone who has spent time on the rock piles that pass for trails around these parts can attest, they are a good test of a boot’s durability. In that time one (1) night I recall having sore feet from the rocky trail but nothing that an Advil or 2 didn’t fix. Also did a couple of weeklong backpacks in the Uintas and Wind Rivers, the latter with 2 or 3 days off trail - and these boots worked like a charm. The fact that 3 of us in the latter trip showed up wearing these same Salomons should tell you something?

    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!

    Put them to the Test

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

    I loved these Boots!!!! I bought them about a year ago and after what seems like a few hundred outings and one quick trip through the Himalayas im positive if you wont be dissapointed in your choice.


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

    I bought these about a year ago. So far there is no noticeable wear outside of a normal shoe. During the fall/winter/spring when I can, I wear boots more than shoes, with these being the ones I wear. They have held up excellently and I have no complaints. I'm currently looking at buying another pair of Salomons but so far I can't recommend another boot like these. I wear them backpacking and for work, and they are still so comfortable and super supportive. I haven't had any problems with foot pain while wearing them and they seem to fit me well. Still the most comfortable boots I've owned thus far.

    Water proof has been good so far, though I wish they were waterproof all the way to top. It's technically lined with Goretex the whole way but the tongue is separated about ankle height from the rest of the boot on either side, as there isn't any type of Goretex webbing that connects the tongue to the rest of the boot. I feel like a thin layer of Goretex as a webbing connecting the tongue to the sides of the boot would be a relatively easy fix, but if they're tied tight enough I guess they should repel water anyway, though it's not always the case.

    They are true to size from what I've found. I ordered 10.5 and they're spot on, but of course I don't know the differences in your foot, as they may slightly be too small or large, as most shoes would be.

    Can't recommend them enough. I'll write a review when I order a pair of the XA Pro Mid GTX also.

    70% boot 30% shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love these boots. I am a minimalist footwear type of guy but sometimes it's really hard to find footwear for the mountains. I got these because for some reason they looked really comfortable and they are! I used them on a one day assent of Mt. Whitney with strap on cramps and on a 4 day backpacking trip in the Sequoias. So with that being said you can use them all fall/summer /spring and even a little bit of very light winter travel.

    Poor Quality. Not what they use to be.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11.5

    Not what they used to be, and that goes for both Salomon and Ive been a customer of for over 13 years. Too bad the service has gone downhill. I guess they got to big to care. These boots fell apart within the first two months and I didn't even get them wet yet. Called customer service twice, I was referred to the warranty dept. 5 days later still no response. This is my 4th pair of Salomons, the others lasted me at least 12-14 months. I backpack about 600 miles a year, I guide trips, and do many solo treks. I spend about 70 nights a year in the backcountry and have referred so many people to these boots and to Not anymore. $240.00 pair of boot where the soles stayed on for two months and 3 backpacks! Thanks and Salomon. I was a very loyal customer and preferred to shop here rather than REI but I guess not anymore. Your customer service isn't what it used to be.

    Poor Quality. Not what they use to be.

    So, you had a little problem with CS. Did they replace the defective boots? Refund? I am considering buying a replacement set of these after 2.5 years of very tough use.
    In the distant past I have noticed that these guys have excellent customer service and these boots were about the best light weight boot I have every used (stomping shovels into hard dirt, working on steep gravel hills in 100+ weather etc.) Thanks, -BA

    Brute Boot

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

    These things are burley, with a solid construction you can beat these up and put many many miles on them. With the contragrip out sole you're ensured traction on varying terrain. The gore-tex membrane keeps your feet dry, no matter what.
    I'd recommend these to any backpacker or day hiker looking for a brute of a boot.

    Beasty Boots

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 8.5

    After trekking through New Zealand and having to glue my boots together 3 times during the trip with some weird kiwi shoe glue, I decided it was finally time to retire my old boots. I knew that Salomon were great from some friends of mine. I didn't know that they were THIS good.

    I bought a half size smaller than my normal casual and running shoe at size 8.5 instead of a 9. They fit perfectly. It took no time at all to break these in to the ultimate comfort level. I lounged around in them for a couple days and they began to fit my foot perfectly. A few days afterwards I took a 7 day trip through the Redwoods and they were perfect. No issues whatsoever. I did notice something that could be a bother to some people with large achilles tendons, though. The seam in the inner portion is right there. If you have tight swollen Achilles' then maybe keep an eye out for that.

    The lacing lock halfway up the boot is great for when you want to be more casual as well and a good point of tension when you cant just hold the laces tight every time you string them around the next loop.

    10 out of 10- Would buy again. Maybe after I have worn these awesome contragrip out-soles, then I'll get the next one of these. I din't have any issues trudging through mud, rocks, creeks, and the beach.

    Beasty Boots
    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?