Columbia PeakFreak Low OutDry

PeakFreak Low OutDry

PeakFreak Low OutDry     Photo: Courtesy of Columbia

Best For: Trails
It’s “the perfect fourteener shoe,” one Colorado-based tester proclaimed, which is perhaps the best compliment a running-hiking hybrid like the PeakFreak can receive. Though designed on a trail-running chassis, it had just enough guts (midfoot shank, forefoot rock guard) to protect feet on mixed terrain (snow, ice, dirt, gravel) during wet, all-day hiking in the Tenmile Range. The other cool thing about this shoe is how well it fends off moisture: because its OutDry waterproof-breathable membrane is adhered to the outermost layer of the shoe, water can’t penetrate. 12.5 oz

Brand: Columbia $145

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