Arc’teryx Bora GTX Mid Backpacking Boot – Men’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Arc’teryx Bora GTX Mid Backpacking Boot – Men’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 75 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.1 stars 
Expert Rating: 3 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 73

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Comfortable out of the box.
  • High-quality make and craftsmanship.
  • Provides great traction and grip.
  • Able to keep your feet dry all day.
  • Waterproof and warm.

Expert Reviews

  • Outer boot has no tongue, which provides added comfort.
  • The stretch-mesh over the lower part keeps out debris.
  • The Gore-Tex keeps your feet dry and lets them breathe fairly well during warmer days.
  • Fairly durable.
  • The outer-sole has a tough rand for protection.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Gore-Tex bootie makes it time-consuming to take on and off.
  • Some reports of the sole tearing and plastic coming apart after minimal use.
  • The materials are not as easy to break-in as leather.

Expert Reviews

  • Debris can get into the boot in the space between the outer portion and inner bootie.
  • Runs warmer than some of the competition, which may not be suitable for warmer weather.
  • Can hold onto moisture during warm days.
  • On the heavier side.


The Arc’teryx Bora GTX Mid Backpacking Boot for men is a unique boot that combines an inner bootie and outer portion to provide both breathability and protection. The bootie does make it time-consuming to get the boot on and off, and a little warmer than average, but the Gore-Tex material and high-quality craftsmanship make this a good option for those who want an all-around backpacking boot.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.