• I do not consider them "backpacking" boots. A backpacker is a little more rugged than these. Though they offer good ankle support and are very waterproof.
    Answered on 9/25/2017 7:00:54 PM by Joseph from Massachusetts
  • Flat terrain backpacking they will be fine. Anywhere there is a steep ascent or prolonged uphill most likely will find you wanting a boot with a stiffer shank. I don't know if there is a true shank in this boot, they like to talk about the molded exoskeleton. They are a pleasure when hiking but in prolonged steep climbs I sometimes find my mind straying to my heavyweight boots. Very nice lightweight boot.
    Answered on 9/25/2017 7:43:11 PM by S4Susan from staring at my phone
  • The designation is in the overview and the title. These are listed as hiking boots.
    Answered on 9/27/2017 12:28:49 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post