Vasque Montana Mens Hiking Backpacking Boots

Vasque Montana Mens Hiking Backpacking Boots 

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[Jun 23, 2022]
ceceliafredrick


Strength:

These boots will seemingly make your foot conform to them at first, but once broken in they are forever mated. See: https://www.backpay.biz/scottsdale

Weakness:

A bit expensive

Purchased:
New  
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RATING
5
[Feb 07, 2022]
Laurence L.


Strength:

Though it took me a season to break these in, they are the most comfortable boots I have ever had. I have backpacked for a week with these boots and my feet held up much better than my shoulders. drywall contractor

Weakness:

None so far.

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RATING
5
[Jul 04, 2011]
Kilburn Hall
Mountaineer

In their hey-day, the 5lb Vasgue Montana's with Norwegian Welt soles were "The BOOT." I bought my pair in 1975 for a church backpack trip and used them for 20-years before they were stolen. Slapped some Sno-Seal on them, they never leaked, protected your feet from injury from bouldering, Vibram soles could be resoled. I replaced them with La Sportiva Makalu which in 1995 was "The BOOT." Had Makulu's for 15-years. Today if you want a boot as reliable as the Montana's- you have to think SCARPA. Makalu's were 90's technology and 2000 technology with rubber rands make my feet sweat too much. If you still want Norwegian Welt, go to Orvis.com and take a look at Merrell® Vintage Alpine Hiking Boots for $298. Almost identical to the Vasgue Montana. Norwegian Welt is old technology but sometimes you can;t improve upon a masterpiece.

Customer Service

They don;t make Vasgue Montana anymore. Period! So stop looking!

Similar Products Used:

La Sportive Makalu
La Sportiva Glacier
Scarpa

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Dec 24, 2001]
Doug Sandula

Strength:

None

I owned a pair through the late 1970''s and 1980''s. Back then they were without a doubt, THE BOOT. Things have changed and improved (at least from my point of view). For goodness sakes, they weigh over 5 pounds! and read the reviews: "It took me a year to break them in". Yeah, they''ve got a ton of support and they wear like iron but I used to think the best thing about them was taking them off. I love my Sundowner MX 2''s. They (Montana''s) just weren''t right for my type of backpacking, 5 - 10 mile hikes with a 45 pound pack. There''s more modern stuff out there. Would you be comfortable with the technology a 25 year old Kelty frame pack offers?

Similar Products Used:

Sundowner MX 2''s

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2
VALUE
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2
[Aug 18, 1999]
Chris
Backpacker

These boots rip. I used them while doing an inventory of power poles in West Virginia. They encountered stuff that I've never put a pair of boots through even in the worst backpacking conditions. I had to alternate them with another pair of boots though, as they were of couse wet from sweat, (90 degree weather in summer)and fording the occasional river. After 2 years of heavy use they are just barely cracked above the second inside lace eyelet on both boots. This is nothing. They are still impermiable, seeing use year round in the woods and on trails in New England. These boots will seemingly make your foot comform to them at first, but once broken in they are forever mated. They are expensive, I think over $300 msrp, though I stumbled into them for $210 from an overzealous day tripper with a size 10 and blisters. I think I'd pay the full $ though, they rip.

Similar Products Used:

None

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 16, 1999]
D. Corbett
Backpacker

These boots rock! I will never buy a better boot that can take anything on the trail and still keep me warm, dry, and comfortable. I even hiked without socks and had no problems (though I wouldn't recommend it).

Customer Service

Great customer service. They'll go out of their way to help you out.

Similar Products Used:

Clarion Impact,

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 08, 2001]
Al Belote
Backpacker

I have owned these boots since 1979 (yes 20+ years) and the performance and durability has been incredible. I have put countless miles on them in all kinds of conditions, all seasons. Day hikes, 3-4 day backpacking trips with 60 lb. pack, mountain climbs, New England, Rockies, Cascades, Olympics, even around-town use. Have re-soled them twice. They never leak, can take any abuse, provide incredible support and protection. They are heavy, but worth the weight if protection and support are important to you. You can re-sole them...lots of molded boots you can't.

Similar Products Used:

None

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 28, 2000]
Gary
Backpacker

I can't imagine ever having to buy another pair of boots for backpacking. Though it took me a season to break these in, they are the most comfortable boots I have ever had. I have backpacked for a week with these boots and my feet held up much better than my shoulders.

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 20, 2000]
Allen Campbell
Backpacker

These are GREAT boots!! I have been using them for about 3 years and I am
convinced these boots will last forever. I've used 'em on long hauls under heavy
loads on really rough terrain and nothing fazes these things.
they are on the heavy side, but the weight is well worth it for the support and protection they deliver. They take awhile to break in so make sure You give them
time to conform to Your feet before heading off to the woods.
If You are looking for a pair of bombproof,go-anywhere,last forever boots, these are
what You are looking for.

Similar Products Used:

Columbia Brightwoods
Raichelle Moutain Trekkers
Hi-Tecs

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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