The Quest 4, along with the fast and light analog the Ultra 3, are the most popular Salomon hiking boots and the current undisputed darlings of the boot world. This, in part, has to do with Salomon’s ability to ”toe the line” between performance categories without yielding on comfort or competence.

The Quest series has been through several iterations all intent on delivering big boot benefits in a pared-down package– and the Quest 4 is the most fully-realized model to date.

The Quest 4 Gore Tex keeps step with classic full-grain footwear in terms of stability and protection, with fit and weight closer to midrange and lightweight alternatives. These are in line with years of development of Salomon hiking boots.

For those in the market for the proverbial “best of both worlds” it’s about as good as you can do. Off trail and deep backcountry enthusiasts in search of a lightweight tank, as well as casual hikers with a few too many rolled ankles can make good use of this compact and capable boot.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.7

Reasons to buy:

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    Top grade protection that still allows for easy walking
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    Reasonable (albeit slightly warm) balance between waterproofing and breathability
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    Stability that doesn’t come at the expense of comfort
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    About as light as you can get a “real” hiking boot

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markNumerous reports of the toe cap separating from the body of the shoe
  • check-markNot available in high-volume models to accommodate wider feet
  • check-markPricey if you’re not planning on using it for any technical carries

Where to buy:

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Salomon Quest 4 GT

Specs & Features

  • Proprietary Contagrip TD outsoles with aggressive lug pattern
  • EVA Midsole with shock absorption
  • Combined ADV-C 4D chassis and aggressive lacing system for ankle support
  • Gore Tex backed waterproofing and breathability
  • Mixed full-grain leather and synthetic construction
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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.7

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Top grade protection that still allows for easy walking
  • check-mark
    Reasonable (albeit slightly warm) balance between waterproofing and breathability
  • check-mark
    Stability that doesn’t come at the expense of comfort
  • check-mark
    About as light as you can get a “real” hiking boot

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markNumerous reports of the toe cap separating from the body of the shoe
  • check-markNot available in high-volume models to accommodate wider feet
  • check-markPricey if you’re not planning on using it for any technical carries

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