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The North Face M Sieve II, W Sieve II

A waterproof boot that's comfortable for dayhikes and weekend outings.

Brand: The North Face Gear Reviews

Model: M Sieve II, W Sieve II


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.”
Closed-mesh watersports shoe features a lightweight, low-profile multisport outsole for hiking in wet environments. UPPER/ Synthetic
nubuck upper overlays / Open-air, single-layer mesh / Molded EVA Northotic™ footbed BOTTOM/ Lightweight, compression-molded EVA
midsole / X-Dome™ rearfoot suspension system provides increased energy return / Two-thirds-length lightweight nylon shank / Tenacious™
Grip rubber outsole

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