GEAR INSTITUTE - BEST IN CLASS - WOMEN'S LIGHT HIKING BOOTS
The Best Women's Light Hiking Boots
In our 2017 test, the best overall women’s light hiking boot was the Oboz Sawtooth Mid BDry. To test this category, we selected five different women’s hiking boots that were new within the past year. All the boots tested were waterproof and used a mid or high cut design. The boots chosen this year focused on lightweight hiking with enough support for use on long hiking days or short and light backpacking trips.
The boots were tested in the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming during the summer and in the Sierra Nevadas of California during early fall. They were used on trails with numerous water crossings and muddy backcountry routes during early summer and then across rocky and hard packed trails in the fall. They were typically used for hikes ranging from 3-8 miles a day and on a couple of lightweight backpacking trips. Three different testers used the boots to provide different perspectives, but they all hiked on the same trails for continuity.
Read the Gear Institute's review of the Women's Sawtooth Mid Waterproof here.