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  • Seam-sealed Gore-Tex® membranes offer excellent protection from water while allowing moisture to escape to keep your feet from overheating
  • Split suede leather and nylon mesh uppers offer durability, flexibility, breathability and lightweight comfort
  • Snug, comfortable fit enhances your agility on varying terrain
  • Padded gussets keep trail debris and moisture out while holding tongue folds flat and smooth to relieve lace pressure
  • Rubber toe caps and heel slings protect toes and uppers from bumps and abrasion
  • Sheathed laces provide soft flex and secure grip, keeping knots secure while you're on the move
  • Wicking polyester lining absorbs and disperses excess moisture
  • Removable OrthoLite® footbeds add shock absorption; antimicrobial treatment deters odors
  • Dual-density EVA midsoles absorb shock for comfort and support
  • Thermoplastic urethane midsole chassis helps control flex, reduce ankle strain, enhance stability and protect feet from rough terrain
  • Contagrip® rubber outsoles keep you moving across rough surfaces, both wet and dry
  • Fit tip: runs true to size


View all Salomon Men's Backpacking Boots

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Best Use Backpacking
Footwear Height Over-the-ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Waterproof Yes
Upper Nylon mesh/synthetic leather
Lining Polyester
Midsole Injected/compressed EVA
Support EVA arch support
Outsole Contagrip rubber
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 2 lbs. 8 oz.
Gender Men's

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Salomon Quest Prime GTX boots Excellent lightweight boots! I've traditionally worn full leather boots when climbing, backpacking, and working outdoors. Wearing these Salomons doesn't make me miss my leathers so far! I spend long days in the woods/mountains performing environmental assessments for work and these Salomons have performed great during my fieldwork surveying sites off the beaten path. These are my new favorite boots! I expect they will remain in good condition for some time based on previous experience with Salomon, but I'll write another review after logging many more hours/miles in them.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable, Supportive, Breathable, Lightweight! Over the past few weeks, I have had these boots on snow, ice, dirt, mud, and rock. They have far surpassed my expectations in all conditions. First of all, they are an incredibly comfortable boot. They have a nice, roomy toe box while still being snug in the heel. The break-in period was very short as they felt great right out of the box. I am also very surprised with how lightweight they are! The outsole is super grippy and provides a considerable amount of protection under foot. I am usually hesitant to hike in a waterproof boot but these are incredibly breathable. Overall, I have been very pleased with these boots!
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doesn't fit like a boot Coming from a running shoe background, I was hesitant to try a hiking boot. I was wrong. These are great for hiking on varied terrain with a pack. Supportive but not restrictive. The tread provides great confidence in each foot placement.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lightweight hiker for the most rugged terrain. i've taken these boots on rugged terrain around both boulder, colorado as well as moab, utah and they've performed well beyond my expectations. super grippy. nice lightweight for a full protective boot. gore-tex offers weather protection while still allowing my feet to remain comfortable even on the hot dry trails around moab. two thumbs way up and many miles to go.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Distintigrated after only two seasons - DON'T BUY I bought a pair in the late winter of 2015 and by early summer of 2017 the boots showed excess wear (normal hiking, no rugged mountaineering or backpacking even). Then, in May 2017 the right boot ripped apart from a clear manufacturing defect - like a zipper all the way down the outer side. REI was of no help, and Salomon said it was outside their two year mfg. warranty. This is my third product failure from REI in as many years (e.g., pair of REI brand hiking poles). I'll buy my gear elsewhere.
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these boots First impression: extremely light! We have a rack full of boots in our house and all my roommates were jealous of the weight. I used them in mud, snow and they stayed dry very well. Traction is great on up and down hill, even wet rocks. I run a lot, I also hike a lot to take pictures and videos, these boots are just as comfortable as my running shoes. I have a long backpacking trip coming up and can't wait to use these!
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable, light, stable, waterproof I bought these to train for and hike the Kumano Kodo. Unlike previous hiking boots, there was no breaking in period, no introductory blisters and no feeling that you are carrying deadweights on your feet. Obviously, comfort is a personal thing but I found these to be perfect, though I did replace the insoles to address my own arch issues. The Kumano Kodo ranges from easy paths to very rough, steep, slippery paths, with ever present tree roots, moss and frequent, sometimes non-stop rain. These boots never let me down, even when descending a 100 metres or so down what amounted to a waterfall during pouring rain. On a 22km hike over three mountain passes in constant rain, the only part of my body that was dry at the end of the day were my feet, thanks to these boots. Ankle support was excellent and the soles remained stable in extremely slippery conditions. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So light! I love how light these shoes are - only 570g. So comfortable and the style is killer. Athletic looking vs. clunky like most hiking boots.
Date published: 2017-03-17
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