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Cirrus XCR
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Cirrus XCR

 
Cirrus XCR

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Cirrus XCR

Manufacturer: Montrail

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Page By: Hotoven

Created/Edited: Nov 18, 2009 / Nov 19, 2009

Object ID: 6646

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Product Description

This boot is made for light-&-fast long-distance backpacking, short-distance snowshoeing and adventure races.. They offer the support of a burly hiking boot in an ultra-light package. The fit is sculpted and supportive while the heel and ankle are padded for all-day fit.

Features

* Stretch GORE-TEX bootie with a suspended inner tongue keeps your feet dry without getting clammy
* Seamless padding on the heel and ankle lining won't chafe
* High-density midsole wrap for extra support
* Ballistic nylon uppers stand up to seasons of use and abuse



Specifications

* Weight: 1 lb 2 oz
* Upper: nylon
* Lining: GORE-TEX
* Outsole: Gryptonite rubber

In Action

Pros:

First off, this boot is very light weight, so when wearing it, your feet hardly notice its on. It is also very comfortable for long long walks. Its break-in time is very short as well. The breathable Gore-tex is very efficient and works very well. The water proofing is top-notch and I have used it in many creeks and streams and it has never failed me. The ankle support is very good if properly laced, and will not leave you soar feet after a long hard journey in the woods.


Cons:

Since this boot is so light, the company had to skip on something, and in this case, they skipped out on durability. It gets banged up very easily and small tears and rips appear just after a few times in wearing them. The shoes laces broke on me a few times as well. The water proofing only lasted about 4 months, and now all the sealings are cracked or peeling off. They are still light, but the rubber along the bottom is starting to peel very badly, and I only use these boots for working around the house. I only used them for about 5 months, and they are dead. I was not very rough on them, and they didn't hold up to anything. I would not recommend this boot to a serious hiker, well, let me rephrase, I would not recommended this boot to anyone who wants to have shoes that last.

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HotovenI keep useing them

Voted 1/5

The laces have busted on both, and I replaced them. They are just light hiking shoes that shouldn't be made for anything else but short flat trails. I still use them but not much.
Posted Feb 2, 2010 4:52 pm

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