Taking cues from Salomon’s renowned trail running shoes, the Quest 4D 3 GTX Women’s Backpacking Boot brings together waterproof construction, serious comfort, and lightweight durability in a trail-dominating, summit-seeking package. While the boot is lightweight, the construction isn’t thanks to an abrasion-resistant synthetic upp that is lined with a waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane to reduce puddles, rain, and muddy trails from obstacles to mere curiosities. A non-marking Contagrip outsole will give you plenty of grip and protection, while Salomon’s 4D Advanced Chassis serves up loads of stability and support.
Even when the going gets rough, the molded EVA midsole, Ortholite sockliner, and heel foam cushioning give your feet protection from rocks and roots. Rubber heel and toe caps offer extra durability and protection, and the Quest’s gusseted tongue reduces pressure points and keeps dirt and pebbles out of your boot. After all this, the Quest weighs under 1.5 pounds per boot, so you’ll be able to move quickly and comfortably over long distances without feeling like your legs and hip flexors are going to fall off.
Burly backpacking boot boasts unparalleled comfort and protection
Gore-Tex Performance Comfort is waterproof and highly breathable
Moisture-wicking lining and Ortholite footbed maintain inner climate
Dual-density EVA midsole offers long-lasting comfort and support
4D Chassis balances between a stale platform and free-moving flex
Contagrip rubber sole includes large lugs for enhanced traction