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Sundowner GTX Wide Backpacking Boot - Women's

3.375 out of 5 stars
24 Reviews
$112.50 - $250.00
Up to 55% off
Color:Red Oak


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Sundowner GTX Wide Backpacking Boot

The Vasque Women's Wide Sundowner GTX Backpacking Boot looks just like the boot your grand mommy used to wear back in the day, but modern updates bring this boot up to contemporary standards for the modern adventurer. Updates like a waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex lining or Vasque's rugged Pyrenees sole make sure you can reach your backpacking destinations whether you're trekking through rain or shine.


  • Traditional backpacking boot with modern updates
  • Full-grain leather upper with waterproof Gore-Tex backing
  • Stiff midsole with supportive shank insert
  • Vasque's Pyrenees sole with rugged lugs for reliable traction
  • Item #VSQ000Y
Upper Material
full-grain leather
GORE-TEX Performance Comfort
Sundowner Classic
polyurethane, TPU shank
Vasque Pyrenees
Claimed Weight
2lb 10oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

3.5 based on 24 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 6 reviews
2 Stars - 4 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 1 reviews
5 Stars - 12 reviews

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2 out of 5 stars

June 2, 2024

Much narrower cut than before

I've bought multiple Sundowners over the years. I bought on from EMS 2 years ago; didn't try it; just walked out the store because I've bought several pairs and I've been happy with all of them. This pair - I can't wear. Real shame as I bought it over two years ago. My recommendation - try them on even if you've bought them before. Something has changed.


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5 out of 5 stars

February 2, 2024

Lifetime boots

I have had my Vasque Sundowners for decades. I also have a pair that goes up slightly higher (about as high as crew socks). Both the regular height and the higher ones have excellent ankle support, much better than other reputable boots. I have had both pairs resoled at least once, back when the soles were Vibram. I do not know anything about the current soles.


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5 out of 5 stars

December 2, 2022

Lifelong boot

Best hiking boot ever. In great condition after 20+ years. Was looking at getting new boots and am so sorry to hear about the sole issues. Keeping the old ones!

Vasque Fan

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

December 1, 2022

Longest lasting boots ever!

My dad bought me a pair of these boots for an international trip when I was 17 (I’m now 43). I walked down an inactive volcano in these boots on that trip, and still wear them every winter as my go-to in cold and wet weather. Aside from one of my dogs chewing up the laces, they are still in excellent condition. I just wish I could get replacement insoles for them as the original insoles have gotten worn out over time. Love, love, LOVE my Sundowners!

L Byrd

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

July 29, 2021

My Go To Boot

I have been wearing Sundowner nboots for 6 years. I wear them every day, whether I’m on my feet working in the lab, or backpacking through the mountains. I have ankle issues, but these boots provide exactly the support I need, and while it takes a few weeks to break them in, the leather upper conforms to my foot, making for a very comfortable fit. I have to buy a new pair every year, but that has always been the case with all brands for me due to rugged use and me not treating them properly. I have no doubt they would last several years for most people.


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1 out of 5 stars

May 26, 2021

sole fell off when almost brand new

I bought these for my daughter and was so psyched! My husband had a pair in the 90's that were epic! The sole fell off my daughter's pair almost immediately while at a new job and it sucked. She was trying to make a good impression and instead felt like she had gear issues right away. Which she did. And they are barely broken in. No stars if I could because of the level of disappointment.


Originally reviewed on

1 out of 5 stars

October 30, 2020

Completely defective soles

I bought these about five years ago and have worn them about six times. Today on a nine mile hike I lost a sole a mile in to the hike. Thank goodness my husband Noticed it on the ground. Finished the hike and noticed the other sole came off at some point-lost on the trail. Both boots completely ruined beyond repair. What a disappointment.


Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

October 26, 2020

Fantastic and worth the investment!

I was shopping for a pair of emergency boots to keep in my car this winter when I realized that my pair of go-to boots (these Sundowners) are 26 years old! I will probably need to have them re-soled this year, but you can't get better than that. Worth every penny.


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2 out of 5 stars

October 26, 2020

Defective sole

It seems I’m not the first to have this problem. The sole started squeaking and then completely detached, and I had to finish my hike without it. I’m afraid the shoe is now damaged beyond repair. I have never gotten these boots wet, nor do I live in a humid climate, so sole rot is not a sufficient explanation. Very annoying.

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5 out of 5 stars

October 25, 2020

They Have Never Let Me Down!

I bought my new(est) pair of Sundowers recently and once again they have never let me down. I have been wearing Sundowners since the early ‘90s and they have carried me on trails long and short (AT-Frodo ‘97) without any hiccups. I am now saddled with Parkinson’s Disease and my long trails are over however a person in a support group of mine suggested that I wear something more supportive to literally help me walk...Bam! My old friends became my newest best friends and for probably my last pair they fit right out of the box! Thanks to all of you!

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