Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX Backpacking Boot – Men’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX Backpacking Boot – Men’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 90 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.5 stars 
Expert Rating: 4.5 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 560

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Versatile enough to work for many kinds of rugged trail conditions, although they are overkill for easy terrain.
  • Waterproofing works well.
  • Very comfortable for a pair of rugged boots.
  • Lightweight feel for the size.
  • Great ankle support.
  • Good lacing system for an advanced fit.

Expert Reviews

  • The boot is snug but padded comfortably.
  • The sole is thick enough to insulate from the ground for extra foot comfort through long hikes.
  • Very good support, particularly in the ankle, and even with a heavy pack.
  • Very waterproof.
  • The lacing provides a customizable fit.
  • Has good all-around traction, but lacks real stick on very smooth rock inclines.
  • A great price for a very sturdy boot.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Has poor traction in wet weather.
  • Will take some time to break in properly for maximum comfort.
  • The rubber protecting the toe box wears quickly in some shoes.

Expert Reviews

  • Does not come in narrow or wide sizes.
  • The Gore-Tex is too warm for hotter environments since it reduces breathability, but works well in temperate areas.
  • Dries very slowly.
  • The seams are a weak spot in durability, and can be improved by treating them with a seam sealer after a few months of use.
  • The waterproofing diminishes over time.


The Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX Backpacking Boot for men is a tough and rugged yet comfortable boot with superior ankle and arch support for long hikes in variable terrain. These boots are waterproof and stand up well to snow and rivers, and offer good traction in most conditions, although they do not excel on slick rocks. While the boot is built for hard use and longevity, the rubber toe protector is a weak spot, and wears more quickly than the rest of the shoe, and the seams may require some sealant after a few months of hard use.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.