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Zamberlan Civetta Mens Hiking Backpacking Boots Review

Zamberlan Civetta


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Review Date
May 9, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Jac Larsen ,  Backpacker

Summary:
These are hands down the best hiking/backpacking boot on the market. True they can take quite a while to break in but once they are they're super comfortable. I've had these boots for 10yrs and wore them in all types of conditions heat, snow, and rain. They are very waterproof, I wore these boots for 10 days straight in Padasjoki, Finland in the summer of 2004, which was very wet, and my feet never got wet. These are my favorite boots (even over my Danner's!) and after 10yrs of abuse they are still in great shape. The cost of Zamberlan's is worth it.

Similar Products Used:
Danner, Sorel, Keen, Hi-Tec


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Review Date
October 9, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Mike ,  Day Hiker

Summary:
I've had my Civetta II's for about 6 years now. I've used them for everything from working around the yard to multi-day camping trips. They've seen rain, mud, dirt, rock, snow, ice, sand and most things inbetween. After 6 years I am seeing where the sole on one boot is starting to peel away from the boot in the area of the instep but I've glued it and all-in-all it seems to be holding up well. I agree with others about an odd fitment at first but with the addition of superfeet inserts they feel great.


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Review Date
October 9, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: JamesS ,  Backpacker

Summary:
I've had my Civetta II's for about two years now. I've used them on extended trips into the Great Bear Wilderness Area, the Bob Marshall, the Mallard Larkins, and the Cabinets. I use them for scramble climbs, overnighters, day hikes. They fit my feet perfectly and have only caused blisters on one occasion (my fault - hiking in the rain without rain pants). They required little breakin as I recall. Essentially I wore em out of the store and started hiking. I think the hills we have in Washington/Idaho/Montana equal anything Palo Alto CA has to offer and these boots show no real wear other than cosmetic stuff after a couple thousand miles. I'd buy them again if REI still carried them.

Customer Service:
Never had to use. I take proper care of my boots and they keep on ticking.

Similar Products Used:
Vasque, Asolo


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Review Date
December 25, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Ian Morrison ,  Day Hiker , from Wareham, UK

Summary:
Have a look at these if like me you are hard to fit - e.g. high insteps, broad feet. (I see a previous reviewer mentioned this.)

These boots tak a while to break in but are worth the trouble. Very comfortable, durable, tough and dry.

I've neglected mine so there is some cracking of the leather - but I'm going to buy another pair and really look after them, they're sure worth it.

The Civettas on sale in Europe are somewhat different from the US model (more rubber on the sides) but generally the same build, from what I can see.

The price quoted above is typical UK, about £130.


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Review Date
July 12, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Hugh Stimson ,  Backpacker , from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Summary:
I have just finished wearing a pair of these boots into the ground, and still have all good things to say about them. As with absolutley any boot, the number one factor determining wether you will like them or not is wether or not they fit your feet. Everybody has different feet, every manufacture uses a different last. Therefore other people's comfort recomendations are pretty much useless. As far as quality of construcition: my biggest worry when I bought them was all the wacky stitching in behind the heel. As it turns out, it's never broken a stitch there. Instead the leather has worn down and cracked at the point where the boot bends with my toe. This is largely my fault - I hardly ever maintained them.

These boots walked many, many, many miles with me and I never had any complaints. I reccomend them, if you can still find them. The Civetta IIs are a large, more aggressive boot and I can't speak to them.

Similar Products Used:
Vasque Escapes


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