Oboz Bridger

Best for Multiday Backpacking

Whether stomping up steep trails or bounding over crags, this chunky leather boot was never anything less than secure and snug. At 1 pound, 3 ounces, it provided enough cushion for every footfall and stayed waterproof through a series of sloppy routes. Bonus: The upturned toe offers ideal protection when stepping over rocky slopes. [$160; obozfootwear.com]