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Merrell Men’s Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot - Product Review

Merrell Men's Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot
Waterproof membrane seals out water and lets moisture escape; Pigskin leather and mesh upper

Editor's Rating: (4.6 / 5)

Pros

  • Vibram TC5 outsole with 5mm lugs offer great traction
  • M SELECT™ Dry makes these boots waterproof
  • Durable yet breathable upper made from suede/leather/mesh

Cons

  • They fit tight so order a half size up from your normal shoe size

Our Take:

The Merrell Men’s Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot is an incredibly comfortable boot that offers great support in challenging environments.

The Vibram TC5 outsole with 5mm lug depth gives you a ton of traction along with the Merrell air cushion in the heel give you much-needed comfort and reliability when climbing or declining.

The upper is made from a combo of suede, leather, and mesh which gives protection and ventilation.

The mesh on the side of the tongue also helps to vent some of the moisture lingering inside the boot. The M SELECT™ Dry feature does a great job of keeping water out.

It’s actually surprising how waterproof they are considering the added mesh lining and ventilation.

Feel free to fearlessly power through streams and puddles without worrying about soggy socks.

There’s also a hard rubber stopper on the front of the toe box which will protect your toe from any rock or root surprises.

Be sure to order yourself a 1/2 size bigger than you normally wear as Merrell seems to play by its own sizing rules. It simply is what it is.

Key Product Info:

Shoe Style Hiking Boots
Waterproof Yes
Sex Men

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    Pros
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    Shoe Style Hiking Boots
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    The Merrell Men’s Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot is an incredibly comfortable boot that offers great support in challenging environments. The Vibram TC5 outsole with 5mm lug depth gives you a ton of traction along with the Merrell air cushion in the heel give you much-needed comfort and reliability when climbing or declining.

    Pros
    • Vibram TC5 outsole with 5mm lugs offer great traction
    • M SELECT™ Dry makes these boots waterproof
    • Durable yet breathable upper made from suede/leather/mesh
    Cons
    • They fit tight so order a half size up from your normal shoe size

    Read our full review of the Merrell Men’s Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot


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    Waterproof No
    Sex Men
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    Pros
    • Good hot weather hiking boot
    • Great ventilation
    • Very durable
    • Strong and comfortable Vibram sole
    Cons
    • Not at all waterproof

    Read our full review of the Merrell Men’s Moab 2 Vent Mid Hiking Boot


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    Waterproof Yes
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    • Waterproof, 4 season
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    Pros
    • Very warm and waterproof boot
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    Shoe Style Hiking Boots
    Waterproof Yes
    Sex Men
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Erik

Erik grew up as a desert rat in Arizona. After exploring the backcountry of the west coast he came east for a job but still finds time to explore the beauty of the northeast.

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