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The North Face Adrenaline Mid - Backpacking Boot Review

Backpacking Boot Rating: 7.5 - Good!

Lightweight boot made for day hiking with a light pack and the occassional backpacking trip. The Adrenaline's advanced construction offers a lot of comfort and it has Gore-Tex XCR to make it waterproof.

Quality Ratings:

1. Weight: 2.0 lbs Excellent
2. Sole: TNF Good
3. Upper: Leather Good
4. Lining Good
5. Sole/Upper Connection Good
6. Insert: Formed Good
7. Toe Protection Fair
8. Lacing Fair
9. Waterproof: Gore-Tex Good
10. Breathability Excellent
11. Ankle Support Fair
12. Value Good

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THE GOOD
Stunningly lightweight and very comfortable. The Adrenaline is one of the lightest in the backpacking category. This boot is often on sale and an excellent value when you can find it for $85 or less.

THE BAD
The ankle support is less than expected for a mid hiking boot and caves in a little too much and the lacing components are a bit on the cheap side considering.

THE FIT & COMFORT
Ready to go out of the box; the Adrenaline has a standard foot shape (slight curve and medium width) the same as Nike ACG and Merrell. The arch is low and the toe is slightly pointy.

THE PRICE
List price - $125.00
Average price - $110.00

OTHER NOTES
Shop around! This hiking boot is particularly vulnerable to sales and can easily be found for 50% off (though probably not in your size or color).

Available Sizes: Men's 8-12, 13, 14

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Similar Boots: Merrell Pulse II, Salomon Canyon

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