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Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX Review

Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX Review
Brand and Model Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX
Pros Comfortable and great stability
Cons Not good for warmth and hot weather
Boot Type Midweight Hiker

1Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX Overview

Salomon’s Quest 4D is a mid weight backpacking boot, it’s solidly made providing the ankle stability that backpackers and hikers expect for challenging trails.

Below we list the Quest’s comfort, weight, traction, stability, waterproofing, breathability, durability and more.

2Comfort, Fit and Sizing

The Quest 4D 3 GTX slightly raised heel design, The high collar and solid lacing system fix your ankle and foot to give you solid stability without sacrificing comfort due to padding layer around the ankle and along the boot’s tongue. Besides the forefoot is nice and roomy, while the heel cup captures the ankle bones, probably you may take little time to get used to but you will feel great when hiking miles.

The Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX is ideal with enough room to avoid toes jamming without impacting stability.

3Weight, Durability and Stability

At 3 lbs 4.6 ounces for a pair of men’s size 11s, the Quest falls a little on the heavy side, But with a tall ankle collar and excellent support it’s worth a bit of extra weight.

The boot has a solid durability to hitting rocks and branches with security due to its construction based on a combination of nubuck leather and nylon mesh on the upper with a lot of seams.

Wearing this boot, you will feel stable with confident jumping; moreover the collar sits higher over the ankle than a standard mid-height boot like the Merrell Moab 2. In brief, even the overweight, the Quest is from the ideal choices for hiking rocky ground.


The Quest 4D performs incredibly well in mud, slushy snow and wet rock, so it’s able to keep you well-connected to the soil even in high mountains.

The lugs are of the proprietary ContaGrip and the stiff sole with thick and durable toe protection dig into pebble easily.


Using the Gore-Tex membrane, The Quest is from the highest flood heights hiking boots in the market, it is hardly able to bead water off in rainy ground and creek.


Salomon footwear has a well reputation for offering excellent water resistance along with breathability. Even a premium membrane won’t keep you completely cool, but with a pair of quality hiking socks you will fell refreshing.

7Pros and Cons


  • Fantastic support and great stability
  • Performance fit and excellent lacing system

  • Not made in wide or narrow sizes
  • Not good for warm or hot weather
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