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OUTSIDE BOZEMAN MAGAZINE
Outside Bzmn Bridger8 7 Insulated Backpacker

Review: Oboz Bridger 8" Insulated

Chris McCarthy

It’s rare to find a boot that works well in so many different environments, but that is exactly...

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OUTSIDE MAGAZINE - BEST FOR LASTING FOREVER
Bridger10 Insulated Outside Oct

Consider this boot if (a) you love to snowshoe and need 400-gram insulation for warmth and a heelpiece to keep straps in place, or (b)...

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OUTSIDE MAGAZINE - BEST FOR LONG DAY HIKES
Scapegoate Mid Outside

Best For: Long day hikes.

The Test: A workhorse build—tough synthetic leather with a reinforced rubber toe and heel guard—made this hiker punch above...

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MEN'S JOURNAL - BEST FOR LONG TRIPS
Scapegoat Mid Mj

This boot can tackle classic long routes like the Appalachian Trail, thanks to a flexible upper paired with a light rubber outsole that allows for...

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BACKPACKER MAGAZINE - THE CHOICE FOR ROUGH TRAILS
Scapegoat Mid Backpacker

A tough outsole and durable upper make this all-terrain hiking boot the choice for rough trails.


Support

Thanks to the super-thick EVA midsole and burly forefoot plate...

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MEN'S JOURNAL - DESERT HIKES
Mens Traverse Low Mj

The Traverse serves up the feel of a sneaker - and breaks in right out of the box - but with enough support for steep...

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BACKPACKER MAGAZINE - LOW-CUT HIKING SHOES THAT ARE GRIPPY IN ALL CONDITIONS
Traverse Low Backpacker

Verdict I wore these on early-spring dayhikes in southern Utah and was impressed by the grippiness in all conditions, thanks to deep outsole lugs and...

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MEN'S JOURNAL - BEST FOR VERSATILITY
Crest Low Mj

The best day-to-day hikers are equally tough and easy on the feet. The Crest Low B-DRY passes that test. Speed lacing secures the shoe, a...

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EXPLORE BIG SKY - BIG SKY MID INSULATED WATERPROOF
Big Sky Mids Big Sky Journal

Sure, you’ve got your muck boots—as well as that bomber pair of 12-year-old, hand-me-down Sorels—that are great for mid-winter snowy days, but too hot to...

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MEN'S JOURNAL - BIG SKY MID INSULATED WATERPROOF
Big Sky Mids Mj

Need one shoe to deal with everything from digging out your car to walking the dog or heading out on a snowshoe adventure? Then this...

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BACKPACKER MAGAZINE - ONE OF OUR FAVORITE ALL-AROUNDERS GETS WINTERIZED
Bridger8 7 Insulated Backpacker

One of our favorite all-arounders gets winterized.

Durability We’ve been fans of the Oboz Bridger for years, in large part due to the...

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SEATTLE - WOMEN'S JUNIPER MID
Juniper Mid Seattle Mag Oct2017

This scrappy Montana brand is small with a huge and devoted following. This boot, designed specifically for women, sports tough, abrasion–resistant material plus a...

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BACKPACKER MAGAZINE - TOUGH LOW CUT
Bridger Low

Hikers who don’t need ankle support will still get durable, protective construction from this tough low-cut hiking boot.

One tester pummeled a single pair of Bridger...

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MOUNTAIN LIFE - BRIDGER MID WATERPROOF BOOTS
Mountain Life Mag Bridger Mids

What makes a shoe stand out? If they are created by a brand with clear vision, with a conscientious plan to do better — that’s...

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BACKPACKER MAGAZINE - SAWTOOTH MID
Sawtooth Mid

For big loads and steep, off-trail terrain, I want solid support and stability without excess weight. The Sawtooth delivers, thanks to the midsole’s relatively light...

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OUTSIDE MAGAZINE BUYER'S GUIDE - A COMFORTABLE RIDE
Crest Mid

The Best Summer Hiking Boots of 2017

We tested dozens of boots last season. These 10 stood out for their versatility, durability, and comfort.

Best For: A...

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Backcountry Skiing Canada - Top Honors
Firebrand Ii Low

The first thing that struck me about the Oboz Firebrand II hiking shoes is that although they have a solid/rugged design they are still fairly...

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MEN'S JOURNAL - BEST FOR DAY HIKES
Scapegoat Low Mj

The unassuming Scapegoat Low can stand up to serious punishment on the trail – whether you are traversing the sharp rocks of Maine’s Appalachian Trail...

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BACKPACKER MAGAZINE - BEST FOR RUGGED TERRAIN
Backpacker Magazine Sawtooth Low

The aggressive lugs and pronounced heel cut on this nubuck leather hiker held fast whether we were climbing rocky, scree-choked gullies or descending mud-slicked trails...

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BACKPACKER MAGAZINE - MOST DURABLE
Backpacker Mag Crest Low Waterproof

Our take: If you want a shoe that rides like a trail runner but wears like a light hiker, look no further. Oboz designed the...

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MEN'S JOURNAL - BEST FOR BACKPACKING
Mens Journal Mag Bridger Mid Waterproof

Whether stomping up steep trails or bounding over crags on pack-laden escapes, the Bridger proved tough and stable. The 1-lb., 3-oz boot offered enough cushion...

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BACKPACKER MAGAZINE - ALL-PURPOSE CHAMP
Backpacker Mag Bridger Mid Waterproof

WHY WE LIKE IT: With a sturdy leather upper and above-average support, the Bridger B-DRY Waterproof delivers more than ample protection for on-and off-trail adventures...

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