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

$229.95

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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

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

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>Rating: 1

Disappointing boot and customer service

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
11
Height
6` 3"
Weight
150 lbs

I wore this boot 3 times for around 10-15 total miles before waterproofing failure. The first two wears were light day hikes in dry conditions. The third wear, the boots were bone dry when I went to sleep, and it rained heavily overnight. They were still dry in the vestibule when I put them on in the morning, and the rain had stopped, but the very dense underbrush was wet. It only took a half hour of hiking in wet grass for the left boot to completely saturate inside with water like a sponge. I could hear and feel it sloshing around, despite never being submerged. It was tied snugly and the right boot did not experience the same. I contacted backcountry, who passed me off to Salomon. It turns out this boot has many issues of this reported. It could be a specific manufacturing batch, or it could be the design. But they immediately approved my warranty claim. BUT, that only gives you a "coupon code" to use on Salomon's website! They will not help facilitate ordering a replacement. Problem is, the boot is sold out on their site, seemingly forever, despite other vendors including backcountry having plenty in stock! I have signed up for notification emails for my size, and it occasionally pops up with a single one in stock, but even clicking within a half hour of receiving the email, it is already sold out again. This has happened 6 times, over a month since my warranty was approved. You basically have to win the lottery and compete with any new purchasers to get one. Salomon will not help facilitate expediting a warranty replacement order, and even sites like backcountry, where I purchased them originally and who have plenty in stock, will not take Salomon's warranty coupon code nor help facilitate with Salomon. Salomon also won't refund the price difference to purchase a better reviewed and in stock but cheaper boot. So I'm stuck with with failed boots on first wet wear, a useless coupon code for a perpetually out of stock bad design, no help from Backcountry or Salomon, and I'm out $230. I won't buy footwear from backcountry or salomon again. There is another outdoor store with three letters that doesn't make it impossible to get a replacement product for something that failed so spectacularly so immediately. A goretex boot should not completely fail within the first 10 miles with no direct rainfall or submersion, just wet grass, and it shouldn't take months of fighting to click an in stock notification within a millisecond of receipt to get a replacement. Very bad service

>Rating: 2

Runs insanely large

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
13

Bought a size 13 which is the size I buy for all my hiking boots, sneakers, and dress shoes. These have about an inch of extra room. Not sure what the deal is but these are hilariously too big.

>Rating: 2

Wet feet

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
11
Height
5` 10"
Weight
170 lbs

These were recommended to me by a game warden friend of mine. I can't say they lived up to the Salomon name. Just got back from a 3 day elk hunt. The weather wasn't terrible but it did spit rain the 1st day which got the foliage soaking and my boots wet. My left boot started leaking about 8 miles in to a 13 mile 1st day. this made for a long weekend of wearing breadbags in my boots. I bought these in January 2020 and this is the 1st hunt I've taken them on. The rubber toe is already starting to peel and I have less than 100 miles on these boots. I'll be saving my money for a few more months and buying a pair of Schnees or Kenetrek. Salomon has failed me in the boot department.

Same happened to me. Purchased in January or February, but I didn't wear them until a backpacking trip in Montana fall. Left boot absolutely soaked inside from underbrush. Your story is so similar I wonder if it is a specificmanufacturing batch from then that had issues. I haven't been able to order a replacement with Salomon's useless warranty coupon code.

>Rating: 5

Great boot

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
12.5
Height
6` 3"
Weight
205 lbs

Got these for hiking and tactical use. Fits great and comfy as well. Great grip and support.

>Rating: 5

Most comfortable boot

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
10.5
Height
5` 11"
Weight
200 lbs

Have had Salomons for five years now and wore my old pair out. Ordered and received new pair in two days. As advertised and pleased.

>Rating: 5

Another 5 Star Review

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought
9
Height
5` 9"
Weight
150 lbs

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.

These
>Rating: 5

Best Hiking Boots I’ve Ever Owned!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
12
Height
6` 2"
Weight
250 lbs

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!

>Rating: 4

Been wearing for 24 hours

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
11 M
Height
5` 10"
Weight
180 lbs

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.

>Rating: 5

GET THIS BOOT!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Men's US 10
Height
5` 9"
Weight
160 lbs

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.

>Rating: 3

Nice but hurt my feet

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
9
Height
5` 8"
Weight
190 lbs

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.

>Rating: 5

It's pretty neat

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Height
6` 2"
Weight
225 lbs

Comfortable, true to size, good fit, and lasting so far.

>Rating: 4

I really wanted to keep this boot....

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

...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.

>Rating: 4

3rd Pair of Salomons, 1st boot

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
14
Height
6` 1"
Weight
230 lbs

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.

>Rating: 5

Buy these boots!

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

Don’t 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.

Don’t
>Rating: 2

Gortex will fail. Not waterproof

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

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

GORTEX

Yup. Same happened to me. I had the original version and the goretex made it about a year and the 3 version made it a bit longer. Gore said they'd take a look at them, but the process is destructive and if they decided it wasn't their fault I was SOL - boots would literally be in pieces. I still have both pair and use them for work boots. Still, the best fit I've ever had right out of the box. I've since gone back to straight leather Scarpas. They breath better than goretex and are consistently waterproof with a little maintenance. 18 months and no issues.

>Rating: 1

slippery

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
14 m
Height
6` 3"
Weight
225 lbs

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.

>Rating: 5

A classic

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Height
6` 2"
Weight
150 lbs

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.

>Rating: 5

Perfect boot for the right conditions!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
13
Height
6` 0"
Weight
185 lbs

I just put these boots through some tough conditions. I climbed two 14ers both with 1000’+ of elevation gain/loss per mile over 8 miles and a 12,500’ 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 didn’t like: - nothing.! They fully met my expectations! I’ll 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!

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Thanks for the awesome review Randy! Nice picture as well!

>Rating: 3

Just OK

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

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.

>Rating: 2

I wanted to love them...

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

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!!

>Rating:

Are these crampon compatible?

>Rating:

I really like this Salomon boots. Are there any plans from Salomon to make them in Wide sizes?

Rafael, Unfortunately Salomon only carries the Quest in a standard width at this time.