Review: Patagonia Drifter GTX Boots

A great pair of versatile leather boots that handle most conditions well.

Costa Del Mar Man-o'-War |
Lafuma Track Jacket |
Patagonia Drifter GTX |
prAna Supplex Hat | The North Face Harvey Pass

Mountain Hardwear Canmore |
EMS All Mountain Sweater | ARC'TERYX Tactician Shorts

Boots

These all-leather waterproof hikers proved trail-worthy from Colorado to the Swiss Alps, thanks to stiff midfoot support that can handle extended dayhiking with loads up to 25 pounds. The Capilene lining boosts comfort and wicks moisture. One complaint: The lugged sole stuck to most surfaces, but slipped on wet rock. Bonus: The Drifter is made in part from recycled materials. Best for medium- to high-volume feet. $130; men's 7-12, 13, 14, 15; women's 5-11, 12; 2 lbs. 7 oz. (men's 9); patagonia.com/footwear. Reader service #109