Backpacking

    Merrell Mesa Ventilator Mid – Backpacking Boot Review

    Backpacking Boot Rating: 7.0 – Good!

    Lightweight boot made for day hiking in warm or active conditions. It’s mesh vents make it very breathable and it has great ankle support.

    Quality Ratings:

    1. Weight: 2.2 lbs Excellent
    2. Sole: Vibram Good
    3. Upper: Leather Fair
    4. Lining Good
    5. Sole/Upper Connection Good
    6. Insert: Formed Good
    7. Toe Protection Good
    8. Lacing Fair
    9. Waterproof Nope
    10. Breathability Excellent
    11. Ankle Support
    Fair
    12. Value Good

    THE GOOD
    This hiking boot is very breathable and perfect for active, warm hiking or lightweight backpacking. It is very comfortable and has a large scuff guard on the toe.

    THE BAD
    The Mesa Ventilator is not waterproof like most light hikers, but it’s not suppose to be. Just don’t cross any rivers or go backpacking when it rains.

    THE FIT & COMFORT
    The Mesa Ventilator has a stiff toe box which adds protection. It’s comfortable and ready to go. It has a standard foot shape (slight curve and medium width) the same as Nike ACG and The North Face.

    THE PRICE
    List price – $90.00
    Average price – $79.95

    Available Sizes: Men’s 7-12, 13, 14, 15

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