Columbia Skamania Pass - Light Hikers: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Columbia Skamania Pass - Light Hikers

   Photo: Mark Wiens

At 2.4 pounds per pair, this scrappy boot performs above its weight class. Made with super-sturdy nubuck and full-grain leather, the Skamania was still standing after going 12 rounds with a full pack on my back. The key is the midsole's rigid nylon shank and molded EVA cushion, which together prevent heavy-load soreness. Sturdy leather at the cuff provides excellent ankle support, but unlike with some leather midcuts, there's zero break-in time.

Bonus: A synthetic Dri-Lex liner wicks sweat.

Bummer: Though dubbed Omni-Grip, the outsole tended to slip on rocks.

Filed To: Men's, Hiking Boots

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