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Backpacker Magazine – April 2009

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.

by: Michael Lanza

Kayland Contact (Julia Vandenoever)
Kayland 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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Ultimate Kilimanjaro
Jun 03, 2009

A favorite of ours that we recommend to clients climbing Kilimanjaro is the Asolo TPS 520. Comfortable right out of the box, warm and waterproof.

http://www.ultimatekilimanjaro.com/blog/2008/10/can-you-recommend-boots-for-climbing-kilimanjaro/

Ron Bell
May 21, 2009

I'd especially be interested in any comments about the wear and tear the boots can sustain on the rocky trails in Arizona. The daily pounding on Piestewa Peak for example tears up the soles from the scrapes on basically a trail overlayed on the uplifted crust of a metamorphic type of granite -- really hard on every part of the boot.

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