I’ve loved many of my hiking boots over the years for their looks, performance, and versatility. But my Danner Mountain 600 boots are hands-down my favorite. They’ve taken me through different terrain, weather conditions, and countries around the world, and I’ll wear them until they die.
The addition of Danner Mountain 600 Insulated Boots means that I can leave my beloved boots home when winter comes and use their new siblings for wet and icy conditions. When you’re hiking, we can stay on the trail longer and enjoy the journey far better when our feet are comfortable.
The boots are made with a smooth, full-grain leather upper that’s strong and durable and has been put through six different tests before being selected for Danner production. Danner Dry waterproof protection allows internal moisture to escape without letting external water in, keeping your feet dry. And PrimaLoft Gold insulation is added to keep your feet warm, on top of it all. The removable Ortholite footbed and rubberized Vibran EVA midsole work together for maximum cushioning, rebound, comfort, and support. The footbed is made from open-cell polyurethane for better air circulation and heat dissipation.
But breathability, protection from the elements, and comfort aren’t all that it takes to make a great hiking boot. You need to be able to trust where you walk, and Mother Nature won’t make any promises, no matter the season. That means you have to rely on your outsoles. The Mountain 600 Insulated boot outsole utilized Vibram Arctic Grip, specifically designed to perform on wet ice, and made entirely of rubber without any metal components or inserts. The outsole provides amazing traction in wet and icy conditions.
Unlike some hiking boots that are only for the trail, the sleek profile despite its burly performance makes this boot optimal for outdoor pursuits as well as urban exploring and even après adventure.
Mountain 600 Insulated boots are available for both women and men. The women’s version comes in jet black/taupe and lists for $220 on the Danner site. The men’s version comes in jet black or brown/red and also lists for $220 on the Danner site.