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Gear Guide 2009: Heavy-Duty Boots

We tested 150 boots this year, tallying enough trail miles to hike from Acadia to Denali–and back. Why? To help you find the perfect outdoor footwear.
April_2009_kayland_contact_445x260Kayland Contact (Julia Vandenoever)
Light Duty | Mid Duty | Heavy Duty

HEAVY DUTY

Best All-Around
Zamberlan Lhasa GT RR

Best Buy
Kayland Contact

Bargain!
Hi-Tec Cascadia XCm eVent

Killer Deal
The North Face Jannu GTX

Best for Winter
LOWA Khumbu Ice GTX

All-Terrain
LOWA Tibet Pro GTX

Instant Break-In
Scarpa Barun GTX

Rugged Ultralight
Asolo Lothar Gv

Editors’ Choice Update
Scarpa Kailash GTX

Mountaineering Favorite
Vasque Radiator

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