Quest 4D 3 GTX Backpacking Boot
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
What do you think about this product?
February 27, 2020
Another 5 Star Review
These boots look at first glance like classic heavy boots - rigid, durable, but rather unwieldy and hefty. However, even when breaking these boots in it was clear Salomon incorporated the best of a heavy boot and the best of the upgrades in hiking shoe technology of the last few decades. The result is a powerhouse of a boot that is exceptionally comfortable. I wanted to talk in-depth about the Goretex aspect of this boot because I feel like there might be some misconceptions. These have a goretex lining, so they will be waterproof. I've taken them through dozens of stream crossings throughout the PNW and through many rainy days with no problem. However, if your feet sweat a lot, or you step in a deep puddle or water somehow splashes into the inside, your feet will get wet. This is true of ANY waterproof boot. What is not true of every waterproof boot is that these breathe better than most other options. Even in the upper 60s my feet didn't feel clammy. Generally, if it's not raining out, you don't need to be wearing goretex. The Quests ventilate very well though - avoiding sweaty, uncomfortable feet when hiking. The nubuck leather and lighter upper make the boot feel just fine when summer hiking though, I just prefer something lighter. Of course, unless I'm carrying a heavy back, if it's summer I'm going to grab something non-waterpoof or a trail shoe if just for the lack of an upper alone. To summarize - great performance in the cold and the wet, okay when it's hot out but not my first choice. I found the sole to be thick enough to keep my feet comfortable and protected, even on jagged rocky approaches. The tread was aggressive enough to handle any trail or approach I threw at them too. I've taken these boots snowshoeing several times this winter with no problems with the waterproofing. They performed excellently with the exception of one full moon trip. it was roughly 0-10 degrees and of course, the boots got quite a bit of snow on them. Within half an hours, and even with thick darn tough hiking socks, my toes felt like they were freezing so we had to head back. In short, quite comfy in 20 degrees and snow or any kind of rain, pretty cold in 0 degrees and the snow. For sizing, I normally wear a 8.5 or 9 in men's causal shoes and find 9 to be perfect for me in these. if you want a super durable boot for some serious hiking and backpacking, look no further.
February 9, 2020
Best Hiking Boots I’ve Ever Owned!
Love the fit and support in any terrain, foot feels like it’s wrapped in memory foam with excellent support especially in the ankle. Definitely Recommend!
January 29, 2020
Been wearing for 24 hours
quality boot, Yes. solid base and material, yes. True to size, yes. Because everyone's feet are different, I wont comment on comfort. The only flaw I have found so far comes with the laces. They are a pseudo-para cord that come untied rather easy. other than that I'm liking them. Made the switch from Vasque after 10years on the same pair of boots, too bad vasque had to discontinue that style. I think these will hold up for another 10 years. If I can get 5 years, I'll be happy.
January 28, 2020
GET THIS BOOT!
First off, right out of the gate, this boot is very comfortable and fits perfectly. I'm very pleased with the material, comfort, and durability as I've taken them on hikes and most places I go. Even though I am picky about how narrow and wide shoes fit, I was happy with the width of this boot. Fits true to size and keeps your feet warm/dry with the Gortex.
January 21, 2020
Good, not great
I have a narrow foot, and yes this boot fits narrower through the vamp. That was a plus for me. However, for being a "narrow" boot, the volume inside the toe box was huge. I could wiggle my toes completely around and then some. So, even fully cinched up, the boot fit great around the ankle, vamp, and in the sides, but the toe felt loose and sloppy. I usually wear a US 11 or 11.5, and ordered a US11. The length was perfect, so I don't think sizing down to a 10.5 would work, I'll just need to wear a thick sock. They're a tad heavy but feel sturdy on uneven terrain. The soles slide pretty easily on ice, but my size large Kahtoola spikes fit well on the US11. One other minor complaint is the color. I'm not super vain with my outdoor gear, but Backcountry's photos of the Phantom/Black/Quiet Shade make it look like an all black boot. In reality, the color is an odd shade of dark blue/green that changes a lot depending on the lighting. It appears nearly black sometimes, but usually a shade of blue or green, and even though they're brand new, the odd shade looks unintentional, as it looks like they're just an old faded black boot instead of an intentionally blue-green boot. The photos I've attached show this, and no, I swear it's not the white balance on the camera. That's actually how the color looks in person. I got them on sale, but it was a bit disappointing. With the fit and the color, I probably would have returned them, but I tried them on and wore them for the first time at night, so I didn't notice the weird color and don't think Backcountry would take them now that I've worn them.
January 9, 2020
Nice but hurt my feet
As with other reviews I think they were simply too narrow. I received them quickly. They look good and feel good except that they are tight and make my feet hurt. They would probably be good for a narrow foot. I was very disappointed that I have to try elsewhere.
December 30, 2019
It's pretty neat
Comfortable, true to size, good fit, and lasting so far.
December 27, 2019
I really wanted to keep this boot....
...but as others mentioned, the toe box is slightly narrower than the old version of this boot. I tried both the 10.5 and 11 sizes but no luck. Very sadly returned them - in all other respects a great boot and I am sure they would have been as good on the trail as the old version were.
December 16, 2019
3rd Pair of Salomons, 1st boot
I have two previous pairs of Salomon trail runners. They are both size 13. My foot is 12 1/2. The trail runners fit too tight for backpacking with cushioned socks. I lost a big toenail on a AT section hike. My Asolo boots are also size 13 and fit well with thicker socks. I had to get these new Salomons in a 14. They seem a little stiff but fit well with "Original" Rohner socks. They are also 6 ounces lighter than my Asolos.
December 5, 2019
Buy these boots!
Donât let the slight extra weight penalty turn you off from trying these boots, they are extremely comfortable and are a solid build. I have warn through waterproof Keen, Merrill, and North Face and none of them come close to Solomon Quest 4D 3 GTX. Buy these and you will not have to worry about sore feet, wetness, ankle support or traction on your next adventure.
November 17, 2019
Gortex will fail. Not waterproof
GORTEX liner WILL FAIL. Thought the first pair I used was defective and tried a second pair. As you can see in photos boot condition is fairly new. Within 30 miles of light duty these boots failed miserably in wet weather. Entire footbed was squishing in water by the end of my rainy hike. Outsole has decent grip and lacing system makes for secure ankles but these do NOT stay waterproof, GORTEX will inevitably fail within a short period of time. Just trying to warn buyers out there
November 4, 2019
What makes a great hiking boot? For me, its a boot that you can trek around in the woods under adverse conditions and feel comfortable, dry and stable. These boots are comfortable, dry but are not stable on anything wet. The boots are very SLIPPERY on wet surfaces, to the point that they are DANGEROUS!!! The soles are totally junk!!! Shame on you Salomon! I would be embarassed to put these on a shelf and call them hiking boots.
October 1, 2019
This boot is an instant classic and you should probably just get two pairs while in-stock because you'll end up using the second pair. Rigid enough support to be used carrying heavy packs, light enough they don't weigh you down, and stylish enough to wear them as a winter boot.
July 25, 2019
Perfect boot for the right conditions!
I just put these boots through some tough conditions. I climbed two 14ers both with 1000â+ of elevation gain/loss per mile over 8 miles and a 12,500â high alpine lake in 4 days in the Collegiate peaks wilderness in Colorado. These boots rock! The conditions were wet, snowy, and steep. I had to walk through multiple streams where the boulders you stepped on were submerged in 2-5 inches of water, water was flowing down the trail, had to kick step multiple snow fields, and ascended/descended some pretty steep approaches. These boots did not fail! Twice I got hot spots due to the extreme conditions of the trail but I caught it early enough and put leukotape on the hotspot and continued on. Things I like about these boots: - waterproof - rubber toe guard - stability - tread grip - comfortable - classic boot look - rugged - lace lock Things I didnât like: - nothing.! They fully met my expectations! Iâll buy another pair of Salomons for hiking drier conditions or for thru-hiking where weight matters. For backpacking and Peak bagging these boots are awesome!
August 6, 2019
Thanks for the awesome review Randy! Nice picture as well!
June 23, 2019
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.
June 12, 2019
I wanted to love them...
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!!
March 27, 2019
I bought a second pair
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.
February 12, 2019
Worst Performance Ever for Price to mile
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
January 18, 2019
Ordered a 10.5 for 10.5 feet, fit perfect. No break in needed, warm but breathable, light, comfy, grippy... all good.
December 31, 2018
Best Boots I've ever owned
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!
April 1, 2019
Are these crampon compatible?
September 22, 2018
I really like this Salomon boots. Are there any plans from Salomon to make them in Wide sizes?
October 22, 2018
Rafael, Unfortunately Salomon only carries the Quest in a standard width at this time.