If you’re looking for the toughest boots on the planet, stop looking. The search is officially over. We bring you Arc’teryx’s new TR GTX, a pair of lightweight men’s GORE-TEX boots made specifically for trekking adventures.

These are super technical trekking gear built for multi-day routes in any unforgiving terrain you can think of. They’re of course waterproof so they’ll keep you safe and dry from the elements. But they’re also pretty comfortable as well, delivering optimum support and breathability under the load of a heavy pack.

There’s a SuperFabric upper that employs a unique micro-plated technology. This material brings a highly flexible and lightweight element to the TR GTX Boots profile. Not to mention it also delivers exceptional abrasion resistance. The Vibram Megagrip outsole and aggressive lug geometry give the shoes killer traction in wet or dry conditions. And of course, the GORE-TEX insert delivers waterproof, breathable protection.

With all that said, what more could you ask for, really? The TR GTX Boots are the ultimate hiking boots, we’re going to call it now. They boasts a clever balance between form and function, combining technicality and ergonomics to deliver a robust pair made for any weather. Which is all to say that this is as tough as you’re ever going to get. If you have a trek pinned to your upcoming events and lack the proper gear for it, consider this.

On sale now for $240 at Arc’teryx’s official store, they’re pretty expensive, we’re not going to lie. But you get what you pay for, as the saying goes.


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