Salomon Mens Quest 4D Backpacking Boot Review

Salomon Mens Quest 4D Hiking Boot Review

Depending on how serious of a backpacker you are, you may or may not have a lot of gear to take with you. This gear can range from survival equipment, tents, lights, weapons and so much more. But perhaps the most important aspect of backpacking is having the right boots! One example of these boots are the Salomon Men's Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot.

Salomon Mens Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Top Review

In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the Salomon Men's Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the backpacking boots had to say about their overall experience with it. Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this pair of boots are something you should consider purchasing for your next hiking trip!

About The Product

The Salomon Men's Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot are designed to be versatile boots that will ensure the wearer is comfortable, but also can move quickly through rough terrain without their stability being compromised. The unique rise of the heel’s design is going to encourage you to push forward faster as you continue your hike. The shoes are extremely breathable while being water resistant.

Notable features of the Salomon Men's Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot include:

  • Leather and Textile
  • Synthetic sole
  • Shaft measures approximately 6" from arch
  • Weight : 640g ; MIDSOLE HEIGHT : 10 MM / 22 MM
  • High hiker featuring rugged lacing hardware and protective rubber toe cap
  • GORE-TEX waterproof protection
  • Salomon 4D Chassis for stability/protection
  • Molded EVA Ortholite removable footbed
  • Updated Salomon Contagrip Outsole

Notable features of the Salomon Men's Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot include:

The lacing system of these boots features four lower eyelets that will give you the ability to get that custom fit that is comfortable for your foot. The forefoot is very flexible and it is suitable for people who have a wide foot, but also narrow feet. The middle eyelet is a positive lock with a large radius, which makes the eyelet very easy to use. The two upper eyelets will complete the lacing system, because you never have to worry about the laces coming loose while you hike.

Salomon Mens Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot Back Review

These boots really shine because of the 4D Advanced chassis and the wide 4.5-inch forefoot gives you incredible stability. When you also take into consideration the tall ankle collar of the boots (measuring in at 6.5-inches), you can feel confident hiking anywhere the trail may take you. The torsional stability of these boots provide you with supreme balance between a flexible upper and a supportive (but stiff) outsole.

What People Had To Say:

When looking at what people had to say about the Salomon Men's Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot, the majority of customers who have purchased these boots raved about them. These customers report that they were able to go on long hikes (one even did 1,000 miles!) and near the last half, they reported their boots still felt great. They said they never had any blisters with these boots, nor did they feel like they needed to have another pair of boots for the hike.

Other customers report that they appreciated that these boots are breathable, but also waterproof. One customer shared they could trek through walk through a puddle that was 2 or 3 inches deep with no worries. It is important to note that with prolonged exposure to water (or snow), your feet will begin to get wet after a few hours.

Salomon Mens Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Sole Review

Although the majority of customers who have these boots raved about their experience with them, there were a few people who were less than impressed. These customers left critical reviews in which the main complaint was that the shoe started to fall apart after a period of time. Some said they noticed the rubber on the outside separate from the toes after a year, while another said only after a few months, one of the seams began to unravel.

Other customers reported that they felt the shoe were too narrow for their feet. They were disappointed that these shoes do not come in wide sizes because with the narrower shoe, the wearer would have to leave the laces looser than they normally would. Other customers mentioned they felt the upper was too stiff for light hiking and these boots are best suited for more involved hikes.

Our Recommendation

Anyone who knows how challenging a hiking excursion can be understands that you are going to want (and need!) sturdy hiking boots. The Salomon Men's Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot are those boots. We like these particular boots because they have a 4D chassis that provides you with incredible stability, but also has dynamic cushioning so that you can go those longer distances without feeling pain.

As you’re hiking, you’re going to be traversing all sorts of terrain, so you’re going to need a hiking boot that is going to provide you with great traction. These boots feature ContraGrip soles. These soles are stiff, but they also have thick and durable toe protection that will enable you to go through deep scree and gravel with no problems. Of course, any hiker knows that you may also have to go through mud and slush, which these boots can do pretty nicely, too.

Salomon Mens Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Side Review

We do want to note that these boots are on the heavier side, weighing in at 3.3 pounds each boot, so you may find that they may need to stop and rest because of the weight. With that said, the tall ankle collar and the strong construction of these boots makes them a great option, in our opinion.

When you’re looking for the best backpacking boots that will give you the durability and support that you’ve been hoping for, we believe the Salomon Men's Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot are going to exceed your expectations, no problem!

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