A week's worth of national park trekking put these hikers to the test.
I recently logged lots of miles exploring Grand Teton National Park - climbing across boulder fields and ascending steep inclines. I was fortunate to come home without any blisters or sprains, thanks to the Danner Mountain 600 hiking boots.
A removable Ortholite footbed features three layers of comfy cushioning and open-cell polyurethane for breathability on hot-weather hikes. Paired with lightweight merino wool socks, these Danner boots kept my feet feeling cool and sweat-free even when the temps topped 90 degrees.
With unparalleled grip on wet and dry surfaces, our Mountain 600 is designed to withstand the climate and terrain of the Pacific Northwest and beyond — now back in stock in Rich Brown for a limited time.
Rubberized Vibram SPE midsoles on a nylon shank provide additional lightweight cushioning that won't break down as you pound the trails. The Vibram Fuga outsole, with self-adapting lugs and Megagrip compound, creates excellent traction on dusty, dry surfaces as well as wet, slippery terrain. I didn't lose my footing on slick rocks or loose soil where other backpacking travelers were sliding.
These waterproof hiking boots sport either a suede or full-grain leather upper with a Danner Dry lining for durability and protection from the elements. While I didn't fully submerge my pair of Mountain 600s on this outing, I did splash through shallow creeks and lake edges. And the cold alpine water never reached my feet.
Our Mountain 600 is now weatherized for winter. PrimaLoft insulation and Danner Dry waterproofing will protect your feet...
The 4.5-inch hikers kept my toothpick ankles steady throughout miles and miles of footwork but didn't weigh me down at just 2 pounds for the pair. These are great boots for when you need more support than a hiking sneaker but also need to remain agile.
They're available in both women's and men's hiking boot varieties, and a 200-gram option is available for when you need a little added insulation. Danner Mountain 600 hiking boots retail for $190-$230.
Danner Mountain 600 hiking boots retail for $190-$230.