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Merrell Pulse II Mid - Backpacking Boot Review

Backpacking Boot Rating: 8.0 - Great!

Extremely lightweight boot made for moderate backpacking trips with a light pack. It's very comfortable, waterproof, stylish and breathable.

Quality Ratings:

1. Weight: 2.2 lbs Excellent
2. Sole: Vibram Good
3. Upper: Leather Good
4. Lining Excellent
5. Sole/Upper Connection Good
6. Insert: Formed Good
7. Toe Protection Good
8. Lacing Fair
9. Waterproof: Gore-Tex Good
10. Breathability Excellent
11. Ankle Support
Fair
12. Value Good

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THE GOOD
The Pulse II is perfect for day hiking and versatile enough to support up to a 25 pound pack for a multi-day backpacking trip.

THE BAD
While it is super comfortable, it will be a little too soft for extreme backpacking trips. If you are taking a heavy backpack, the Pulse II may not have enough ankle support.

THE FIT & COMFORT
This is one of the most comfortable boots available and the Pulse II is famous for it. This boot requires zero break-in time.

THE PRICE
List price - $135.00
Average price - $109.95

OTHER NOTES
Smoke (the rich tan color) is the most popular color style and almost impossible to find for under $124.95.

Available Sizes: Men's 7-12, 13, 14, 15

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Similar Boots: Merrell Reflex Mid, Danner Agitator 45

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