Stratos XCR


Stratos XCR
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Stratos XCR
Manufacturer Montrail
Page By Dow Williams
Page Type Aug 8, 2007 / Aug 8, 2007
Object ID 3660
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Product Description

The Montrail Stratos XCR shoe seamlessly blends the protection of a hiking boot with the ultralight technology and comfort of a trail runner. If you liked Montrails Excelerace, you'll love the Stratos. The Stratos is easier to put on, offers more ankle support and is more durable. What more could you ask for? Well for starters, the Gore-Tex EXO upper material gives you the ultimate in waterproof protection. One of the reasons for the incredible fit of the Stratos is the inner bootie construction that creates a smooth contact surface in front of the ankle. No more pinching, bunching or painful break-in periods. The full-length IntegraRide II protection plate provides lightweight, secure footing, which in turn gives you peace of mind and room to run.


Material: Gore-Tex EXO
Lining: Airmesh
Sole: FasTrax carbon rubber
Lacing: Conventional with snap protector
Shank: 1/4
Recommended Use: Backpacking, ultralight hiking, running
Weight: 17oz
Warranty: 1 year



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Dow Williams - Aug 8, 2007 4:44 pm - Voted 5/5

This is the product I am using below full shank crampon acceptable boots. The Canadian Rockies scree will destroy them, but not any quicker than a boot/shoe that cost twice as much. Extremely comfortable and breathable. Just an approach shoe with a high ankle. Fairly sticky on rock. My 2nd pair of Montrails, have switched to these guys for approach shoes, which requires a blue collar performance from my closet.

ktnbs - Dec 1, 2007 8:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Stratos XCR
I have had these not quite a year now. I would rate them just so-so. I have used them primarily on my fitness hike above my place which is a 2.5 mile rocky trail with a 2,600 foot vertical rise. As this is Southeast Alaska it is always wet. They kept my feet from getting soaked and are okay breathers on the rare dry day, but I found the footing on wet wood, roots crossing the trail to be way too treacherous.

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I've owned three pairs of Montrail Hurricane Ridges,a pair of Java's and the Vitesse(?). The Vitesse (probably spelling it wrong) though not goretex, has been my favorite, and stood up well with a 45 pound pack on my all walk-in approach and back of Mt. Aspiring, outside of glacier travel.

I got the Stratos for the ankle height and XCR and it does buy me some ankle protection and a modicum of support for sure....but like today, I was on the mountain with my Hurricane Ridges instead.

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