Backpacking

    Merrell Pulse II Mid – Backpacking Boot Review

    Backpacking Boot Rating: 8.0 – Great!

    Extremely lightweight boot made for moderate backpacking trips with a light pack. It’s very comfortable, waterproof, stylish and breathable.

    Quality Ratings:

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

    THE GOOD
    The Pulse II is perfect for day hiking and versatile enough to support up to a 25 pound pack for a multi-day backpacking trip.

    THE BAD
    While it is super comfortable, it will be a little too soft for extreme backpacking trips. If you are taking a heavy backpack, the Pulse II may not have enough ankle support.

    THE FIT & COMFORT
    This is one of the most comfortable boots available and the Pulse II is famous for it. This boot requires zero break-in time.

    THE PRICE
    List price – $135.00
    Average price – $109.95

    OTHER NOTES
    Smoke (the rich tan color) is the most popular color style and almost impossible to find for under $124.95.

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

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