Hiking

    Merrell Pulse II Mid – Hiking Boot Review

    Hiking Boot Rating: 9.0 – Excellent!

    Lightweight boot made for day hiking with a light pack. It’s very comfortable, waterproof, stylish and uses high quality materials – especially the Vibram sole.

    Quality Ratings:

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

    THE GOOD
    This is a very stylish hiking boot and one of the best in the day hiking category. The Pulse II is perfect for day hiking and versatile enough to support up to a 25 pound pack for an overnighter.

    THE BAD
    The lining is a step up from standard mesh but is a bit warm on hot days.

    THE FIT & COMFORT
    This is one of the most comfortable boots available. The Pulse II has a standard foot shape (slight curve and medium width) the same as Nike ACG and The North Face. The arch is low and the toe is slightly narrow.

    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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    The North Face Adrenaline
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