Taking cues from Salomon's renowned trail running shoes, the Quest 4D 2 GTX Women's Backpacking Boot brings together waterproof construction, serious comfort, and lightweight durability in a trail dominating, summit seeking package. While the boot is lightweight, the construction isn't, starting with the abrasion resistant synthetic upper, which is lined with a waterproof and breathable Gore Tex Performance Comfort membrane to reduce puddles, rainstorms, and muddy trails from obstacles to mere curiosities. A non marking Contagrip outsole will give you plenty of grip and protection, while Salomon's 4D Advanced Chassis serves up loads of stability and support. Even when the going gets rough, the molded EVA midsole, Ortholite sockliner, and heel foam cushioning give your feet protection from rocks and roots. Rubber heel and toe caps offer extra durability and protection, and the Quest's gusseted tongue reduces pressure points and keeps dirt and pebbles out of your boot. After all this, the Quest weighs under 1. 5 pounds per boot, so you'll be able to move quickly and comfortably over long distances without feeling like your legs and hip flexors are going to fall off.