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BMC Roadmachine 02 One

Written by: Seth Portner

Quality is on full display on the Roadmaster 02 One straight out of the box. An elegantly designed frame with reasonable weight, Di2 full integration with controls/charging in the downtube and quality wheels. Building the bike up, and taking it out for a test spin, and the quality remains the primary hallmark. A few challenges Read more ›

Scarpa F1 Alpine Touring Boot

Written by: Brad Steele

The F1 may be a lightweight dedicated touring boot but Scarpa spared no expense cramming it with features. From the grippy Vibram UFO Eva soles to the Intuition Pro Flex Evo liners for comfort, the F1 is feature rich. The BOA closure system, Fast Buckle Closure power strap and Grilamid, Carbon Core and Pebax construction Read more ›

Dynafit Hoji Pro Tour Boots

Written by: Brad Steele

While the fit is subjective for any ski boot, comfort is non-negotiable, they simply have to feel good and be kind to your feet. With a little know-how from a professional boot fitter, this is usually achievable. The Hoji Pro Tour Boots fit (my foot at least) very well straight out of the box. Their Read more ›

Vasque Saga GTX-Women’s

Written by: Adrianne Bouchard

Comfort The first thing that testers noticed about the Vasque Saga GTX was that it felt more like a comfortable light hiker than a rigid backpacking boot. In contrast to all of the other boots in this test, the Saga GTX is made of more mesh than nubuck leather which contributes to its flexible, lightweight Read more ›

Scarpa Kailash Trek GTX – Women’s

Written by: Adrianne Bouchard

Comfort The Scarpa Kailash Trek GTX is a fairly comfortable boot overall without any glaring comfort issues. Testers initially thought that the boot felt like a rigid backpacking boot but with enough padding to be comfortable for long days on the trail. This boot has a fairly standard fit which might not be the best Read more ›

Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX

Written by: Adrianne Bouchard

Comfort Testers loved the feel of the Quest 4D 3 from initial impressions trying it on at a trailhead parking lot, all the way to the end of a multi-day backpacking trip. This boot uses plenty of cushioning to provide all-day comfort that makes this a great choice for trips where a comfortable boot is Read more ›

Salewa Mountain Trainer Mid GTX-Womens

Written by: Adrianne Bouchard

Comfort Testers initially liked the feel of the Salewa MTN Trainer Mid GTX when first trying them on, but unfortunately, that was not the case at the conclusion of a 5-day backpacking trip. After a few hours of use, testers noticed that the MTN Trainer Mid GTX caused some significant rubbing on the back of Read more ›

Oboz Wind River III

Written by: Adrianne Bouchard

Comfort The Oboz Windriver III initially felt pretty comfortable right out of the box but were a noticeably tighter fit compared to other models from Oboz which are known to be roomy in the toe box. This boot is intended for a medium volume foot and testers didn’t have any problems with rubbing but wouldn’t Read more ›

Vasque Saga GTX

Written by: Scott Morris

This is one of the most versatile boots in the test: i.e. it’s at ease on everyday cruiser hikes but has enough muscle to handle rough terrain or longer treks. It’s super supportive on steep downhills, has great control, and is very stable on rocks.

Scarpa Kailash Trek GTX

Written by: Scott Morris

This is one of the most versatile boots in the test: i.e. it’s at ease on everyday cruiser hikes but has enough muscle to handle rough terrain or longer treks. It’s super supportive on steep downhills, has great control, and is very stable on rocks.

Merrell Chameleon 7s

Written by: Scott Morris

This is one of the most versatile boots in the test: i.e. it’s at ease on everyday cruiser hikes but has enough muscle to handle rough terrain or longer treks. It’s super supportive on steep downhills, has great control, and is very stable on rocks.

Oboz Bridger Mid Waterproof

Written by: Scott Morris

This is one of the most versatile boots in the test: i.e. it’s at ease on everyday cruiser hikes but has enough muscle to handle rough terrain or longer treks. It’s super supportive on steep downhills, has great control, and is very stable on rocks.