Welcome to the Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 GTX Review! If you are looking for a hiking boot that can be used on any type of trail.
Whether you live in a cold freezing area or you are on hiking or camping with your pals in hot, cold, wet, dry, snowing, raining, or any other type of environment, this is the one to go. How about looking at some specs!
- Model number: L40475200
- Product dimensions: 14 x 11 x 5 inches
- Weight: 1.1 pound
- Fabric: Leather
- Water resistance: GORE-TEX membrane
- Ventilation: Yes
- Sole: Rubber
- Spike: Carbide tipped
- Traction: Contagrip
- Warranty: 2 years limited warranty
- Ratings on amazon: 4.6 stars out of 5 stars
But as the way it is manufactured, it kind of gives some special support for its users on snowy trails.
This is why it is also called a snow boot.
When you see the sole, traction, treads of this boot, you will understand what I am saying.
However, if someone asks my opinion on this boot, I will tell them that from my experience, I have found it ideal for all weather. Why? Well, let’s see a practical answer rather than a theoretical one.
Shall we proceed?
Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 GTX Review | Complete Buying Guide
Weight & Size:
The weight of this men’s Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 GTX boot is just 1.1 pounds. And it’s the total weight of the pair. Which is a matter of great fortune because we do not always see such lightweight hiking shoes.
Mostly, we find the hiking boots weighing almost 2 pounds. But here we have found this Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 GTX boot weighing almost half of it. And more surprisingly, there is no extra because of its lightweight feature.
It just costs just like a normal hiking boot.
Just like its weight, its size is also very user friendly. This Salomon is available in sizes: 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12 and 13. So you know the deal now. Choose the right size of the boot as per the size of your feet.
This version of the men’s Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 GTX hiking boot only comes in black or black/quiet shade color. Although it does not have many options for color, it has the best color used already.
I am sure I do not have to tell you about black color, do I?
Related: Keen colorful boot for women.
Sole & Traction:
Now, the most interesting part of this boot. This is where this good quality hiking boot becomes one of the best snow boots. To start with, the sole of this boot is made of rubber.
By the way, I should mention this now before I forget, this boot also has a protective cap on toe and heel made of rubber.
Now coming back to the sole, this boot’s sole is made of rubber. However, that is not the end. It also has the contagrip which uses a unique compound to maintain adhesion in temperature even below the freezing point.
But still, this is not the end.
This boot has spikes at the bottom of its sole. Well, this is nothing special. The special thing is that the tip of spikes inserted into the lugs of the sole are made of carbide.
So there is no option for any cold weather or ice or snow trail to make you slip. Because your Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 GTX boot has got you covered.
Water-resistance & Breathability:
Now, behind its high traction capability, it is almost forgotten that this boot is both waterproof and has air breathability.
So how is that possible?
Well, the upper portion of the whole boot has the Gore-Tex to ensure that the hot air from inside can get out and the cool air can get into the boot to keep you, the user of this boot comfortable.
Furthermore, this Gore-Tex and the other portions that are given leather textile prevents water from getting inside. This is why I call it an all-season and all situation boot.
What to say about the comfortability of this boot! The boot itself is ankle-high. So it protects you from any cold or wet situation. And it is surrounded by foam all over inside of the boot.
Then the chassis is connected directly with the sole both for stabilizing your stance and also for providing pleasant experience all the time you are wearing it.
So what more can I tell you about its comfortability?
- The boot is comprised of the Gore-Tex system that allows it to breathe out inner air as well as prevents water from passing through the holes.
- It has protective rubber covering on its toe and heel for extra safety.
- The sole of the boot which is also made of rubber provides very good traction on ice trail in addition to its regular service on other trails.
- The spikes of the sole have carbide tips to ensure good traction on any surface; combining it with contagrip, it becomes best for snowy trails.
- Even after all containing all these functions, the boot is lightweight and has several sizes.
- Gore-Tex ventilation
- Ankle height
- Cool experience
- High-quality rubber sole
- Carbide tipped spike
- Laces often untie suddenly
This was everything on the Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 GTX review. It has been my pleasure to introduce you with such great hiking boot all this time.
So do not forget to comment on what you like most about this boot.