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Columbia Grants Pass Waterproof Hiking Boots

7/29/17

Review: Columbia Grants Pass waterproof hiking boots

I finally chose some new hiking boots. What I wanted was mid height, lightweight, waterproof boots that would not only be good for hiking and backpacking in summer, but also would work with Altai Skis in the winter, since Altai Skis have universal bindings. To keep snow out of the boot tops, I’ll be wearing gaiters when needed.

To test these new boots out, I went on a 2 day backpack trip on Timberline Trail and got home yesterday.

I was expecting to change into sandals as soon as the new boots started rubbing. But after 8 miles of uneven, uphill, downhill, sometimes very rocky ground, and multiple stream crossing with a full pack, they were still comfortable, which amazed me. I fully expected that it would take a few weeks to break them in. I made camp and the next day hiked 12 miles – still comfortable. Needless to say, I’m very happy with them and will recommend them.  

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