Quest Prime GTX Backpacking Boot
From overnights on Colorado's Front Range to rugged treks along Lake Superior's shores, the Salomon Women's Quest Prime GTX Backpacking Boot offers the best of ankle stability, unrelenting grip, breathability, and waterproof protection for your backpacking and hiking pleasure. Stealing the show with its aggressive traction, the Contagrip sole features rugged lugs that grip tenaciously across mountainsides, muddy forests, and slippery streams.
Tipping the scales at just over 17 ounces per boot, the Quest Prime GTX is one of the lightest backpacking options on the market. This equates to a lively feel without the draining heft and cumbersome sensation of heavier hiking boots. The lightweight feel doesn't mean you're sacrificing comfort, though. Salomon's Sensifit liner keeps your foot from slipping around in the boot, while the molded EVA midsole and shank offer all-day support and all-terrain stability.
Equipped with a Gore-Tex Extended Comfort membrane, the Quest Prime GTX keeps your feet blissfully dry in soaking-wet conditions, while enhancing breathability during day-long treks in warmer weather. In fact, you'll find a noticeable increase in comfort over traditional Gore-Tex boots, which are susceptible to holding in excess sweat during active pursuits. And, to ensure longevity and protect your precious toes from rocks, a protective heel cap and toe overlays have you covered when you're bushwhacking and walking across rugged terrain.
- Rugged yet lightweight backpacking boot for technical trails
- Waterproof split suede and nylon mesh uppers add durability
- Gore-Tex Extended Comfort offers waterproofing and breathability
- Reinforced heel and toe cap protect feet from rocks
- Ortholite cushioned footbed absorbs fatiguing shock
- EVA midsole and molded shank provide all-day support
- Contagrip sole with aggressive lugs ensure maximum grip
- Sensifit liner keeps foot secure and supported
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- Q & A
Favorite boots for longer treks
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've been wearing these boots for about a year now in all kinds of conditions: from hot/cold temps to rainy/muddy/snowy weather. GORE-TEX prides themselves on keeping you dry - guaranteed - while still remaining breathable, and their footwear technology is no exception. As I said, I've worn these boots in a variety of different conditions, so having a versatile boot is a must. My feet stayed completely dry in wet conditions and didn't overheat in hot, dry conditions. The GORE-TEX membrane is tightly woven enough to keep wind and water droplets out, but the structure is large enough to let water vapor molecules from inside the boot pass through. Essentially, keeping you dry from both the inside and out! My only complaints about these boots are that they're a bit too narrow for my wider feet and they do run a little large. I'm usually between a 7.5/8, and I ended up with a size 6.5. All in all, these boots are a great stiff & supportive option for your longer treks with variable conditions.
New Boots Who Dis
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I have been contemplating buying these boots for months, and I finally gave it. It is one of the best decision I have made. They have tons of support around the ankle, and I love the waterproof feature. They take a bit to break in, but they are worth it. They do run a little large, I sized down half a size!
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
These run BIG. I am always an 8, including in the salomon speedcross. I am a 7 in these boots. My friend had the same problem. She's an 8.5 and even the 8 was too big. Order a full size down, so you don't have to send them back. Other than that they seem supportive. I haven't hiked in them yet.
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
- Fit: Runs large
My girlfriend has had problems with boots in the past, but she loves these. We just got back from a 15-mile backpacking trip, and she had nothing but good things to say about these boots. They have a slightly wider last, which works great for her since she's had problem with her boots being too narrow. They're also fairly flexible, so she was able to hike quite a ways in them right out of the box, without her feet turning to pulp as a result.