The North Face M Jannu II GTX, W Jannu II GTX

A waterproof boot that's comfortable for dayhikes and weekend outings.
M Jannu II GTX, W Jannu II GTX

Specs

Sole Construction proprietary construction
Membrane Gore-Tex
Men's Sizes Start 7
Men's Sizes End 14

 

Women's Sizes Start 5
Women's Sizes End 11
Men's Weight 3 lbs, 6.850000000000001 oz
Women's Weight 2 lbs, 14.490000000000002 oz

Verdict

Talk about mixed conditions: Over the course of 14 hours and 6,500 feet of vertical gain on Hvannadalshnúkur, Iceland’s highest peak, I dealt with crumbling volcanic rock that shifted underfoot, loose gravel, slushy snow, glaciated hardpack, and mist so thick it settled like rain. This high-cut, Gore-tex-lined boot barreled through it all without giving me so much as a hot spot or a drip of internal condensation. The nylon mesh upper with nubuck reinforcements is light but tough, and offered ample ankle support for up to 30-pound loads on the uneven terrain. The Vibram tread gripped securely on slush, mud, and hardpack. Ideal for medium- to narrow-width feet.thenorthface.com

Best For

Hikers looking for a waterproof boot with comfort for dayhikes and support for weekends

Tester Data

> Anthony Cerretani

> Duration May to July

> Locales/conditions CO, Iceland; rain, snow, ice; rocky, muddy trail

> “The high, gusseted tongue kept water, stones, pebbles, and debris from sneaking in, even when I was scrambling down steep scree slopes.”
Classic, technical, full-leather hiker delivers waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex® performance and X-Frame® stability for demanding trail
conditions. UPPER/ 2.0-2.2 mm BLC compliant full-grain, waterproof, one-piece leather upper / Forefoot, midfoot, and heel-flex underlays
/ Medial and lateral X-Frame® Roll Control® stabilizer / Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex® membrane / Protective rubber toecap and
heel mudguards / Gusseted tongue / Northotic™ ergonomically designed footbed with Poron® forefoot and heel inserts / 3.0 mm injected
polypropylene insole board for long lasting underfoot support BOTTOM/ Heal Cradle™ technology encompassing a dual-density PU midsole
with an injection-molded EVA X-2™ heel insert / Full-length, nylon-perforated shank for optimal support and stabilty as well as push-through
protection / Exclusive Vibram® durateck rubber Outsole specifically designed for varying terrain with self-cleaning lugs providing superior
traction and stability underfoot for a long haul.