Timberland Cadion XCR


Timberland Cadion XCR
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Timberland Cadion XCR
Manufacturer Timberland
Page By Blair
Page Type Jan 24, 2007 / Jan 24, 2007
Object ID 2038
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Product Description and Features

This boot in my opinion is best for winter and snowy conditions, as It has a Gore-Tex XCR membrane to keep the wetness out and your feet dry. This boot is great for long day hikes as well as multi-day treks. Co-designed by Ed Viesturs, he wore them on his approach to Annapurna. The boot is crampon-compatible, the BD Contact works well on it, I would recommend that crampon for this boot. Timberland does not have good info on what crampons are compatible, and I just tried a couple different options. The BD Neve also works well. Instep crampons also work well. This boot also has a memory foam around and above the ankle for better support, fit and comfort.This boot also has the standard Vibram soles. These boots from my experience work best in conditions over 10 degrees F. They are pretty tough, have stood up to lots of scree-surfing and abuse. I like these boots, and have never seen anyone else out on the trail with them. Over all, I give these boots a 9+.



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wetsponge007 - Feb 22, 2007 2:43 am - Voted 3/5

bedroom slippers
I just got these in the mail the other day. I wore them around the house and they are now my new slippers. They seem to be well made and for the price I couldn't beat it. They work with my Grivel new-matic g12s, which is great. These boots are not stiff in the sole so if you want a stiff boot look at another boot.Once I use them I will vote on them.

UPDATE: I wore these on a trip up Mt.Baldy in low snow conditions and water started to leak in. The first thing I thought was that my left foot was getting a bit cold, but once I got down and took off the boots the left one must have had a stiching issue, water was covering my insole, and it wasn't sweat as my other foot was fine. Other than that they're a good light weight boot, probably better for dry areas. Since they leaked on me I have to give them a 3 star vote as it's never good to have a boot soak your socks in water.

taxinvestor - Feb 27, 2008 11:18 pm - Voted 5/5

Tough, Grippy, Comfortable
Very lightweight, great traction wet or dry. UPDATE: The inside heel sole of each boot has cracked after 2 years :(

willithewanderer - Apr 20, 2008 5:04 pm - Voted 5/5

my hiking boot of choice
I have tried several hiking boots over the years. Particularly familiar with the heavy montrail boots of old. When store rep convinced me to try Cadions he swore there was no break in time. I found that hard to believe since many of my past boots required many months to break in. But he was right! No break in time, and incredibly light weight. The gortex lining is incredible combined with titanium fiber technology. I have taken this boot on extensive hiking trips of seven days or more at a time. Including trips extensively in the snow. These boots combined with a warm sock are great. I did return one pair for tread knob falling off and a shoe eyelit breaking. Timberland accepted the return and mailed me news ones. These boots are not the most durable, but for what you get and the reduced weight, my feet have never been so happy. Highly recommended when ankle support required.

Alika - Mar 9, 2010 12:24 pm - Voted 2/5

Poor Soles on Multiple Pairs
Both my pair and my brother's pair of these boots were not up to my expectations. The soles of all 4 boots pealed off in the first couple months of backpacking and day hiking use. Returned for a refund and replaced with Scarpas which are as good as new after 3 years of heavy abuse.

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