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.

Light Duty | Mid Duty | Heavy Duty


Best All-Around

Zamberlan Lhasa GT RR

Best Buy

Kayland Contact


Hi-Tec Cascadia XCm eVent

Killer Deal

The North Face Jannu GTX

Best for Winter

LOWA Khumbu Ice GTX


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