Backpacking

    Danner Radical 452 GTX Mid – Backpacking Boot Review

    Backpacking Boot Rating: 8.5 – Great!

    Durable hiking boot with great toe protection and Gore-Tex waterproofing. Great for day hiking and tough enough for long multi-day hikes with a 30-40 lb pack.

    Quality Ratings:

    1. Weight: 3.2 lbs Good
    2. Sole: Terra Force Good
    3. Upper: Leather Good
    4. Lining Excellent
    5. Sole/Upper Connection Excellent
    6. Insert: Formed Good
    7. Toe Protection Excellent
    8. Lacing Good
    9. Waterproof: Gore-Tex Good
    10. Breathability Good
    11. Ankle Support
    Good
    12. Value Good

    THE GOOD
    The beefy sole is mated to the leather upper with reinforced stitching and the soles stiffness gives the toe area added protection. Overall the Radical 452 is well constructed and quite durable.

    THE BAD
    The traction knobs on the Radical 452 are unusually short and extra slick in slippery conditions.

    THE FIT & COMFORT
    This boot requires the avearage break-in time for a backpacking boot. The Radical has a standard foot shape (slight curve and medium width) but is a little bit more straight like a Salomon.

    THE PRICE
    List price – $160.00
    Average price – $129.95

    OTHER NOTES
    This boot is in-between hiking and backpacking and some backpackers prefer this type of traction when they are on dry groomed conditions.

    Available Sizes: Men’s 7-12, 13, 14

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