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Mountain Light II 5" Brown

$310.00
|  Style 30800
USA Crafted

Our bootmakers don't brag. They let their creations do the talking. With solid stitchdown construction, Vibram® Kletterlift outsoles, and full-leather support, this classic boot could tell some stories. Women's sizes available.


 
 
 

The USA-made Mountain Light™ II hiking boot is legendary for its unmatched quality, durability and support. GORE-TEX® lining provides waterproof protection. The Vibram® Kletterlift outsole offers lightweight comfort as well as superb shock absorption and guarantees great traction and stability on both wet and dry surfaces. Danner’s famous stitchdown construction provides a wider platform for stability and the lace-to-toe system provides a secure fit.

Boot Details
  • Made in the USA
  • 100% waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® liner is engineered to keep your feet dry and comfortable - even in extreme conditions
  • Full-grain, one-piece, all-leather upper offers a classic look with superior waterproof protection and durability
  • Danner's hand crafted stitchdown construction provides a wider platform for increased stability underfoot. This construction makes the boot recraftable in our Portland factory
  • Danner® Airthotic® a half- length, molded polyurethane instep that cups the heel and supports the arch area of the foot
  • Vibram® Kletterlift outsole is specifically designed for comfort and durability. The heel provides lightweight comfort as well as superb shock absorption. The compound guarantees great traction and stability on both wet and dry surfaces
  • Fiberglass shank
  • 5" height
  • Men’s 62 oz; Women’s 54 oz
  • National Geographic 2011 Gear of the Year Winner
  • Recraftable
650 Last
The 650 last offers a sleek, slender profile with a more narrow fit. Boots on this last tend to fit those with a more narrow foot better than those with a wider foot. This ensures a snug fit for terrain and activities that demand support and stability. If you do have a wider foot, we recommend ordering an "EE" (wide) in this style.

Tips for the Perfect Fit

  • Measure both feet. If one foot is slightly larger than the other, select a size that fits the larger of the two.
  • Consider the type of socks you’ll be wearing with your boot. For thicker socks, you may want to select a half size larger than you normally wear.
  • When you do receive your boots, we recommend first wearing them indoors for a few hours to ensure they’re the right fit.

Free Return Shipping
Rest assured that if the boot you receive doesn’t fit correctly, we pay for return shipping back to us. You can order with confidence knowing return shipping is always on us.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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DannerMountain Light II Mens/Womens Hiking Boots
 
4.3

(based on 140 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (95)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Water resistant (107)
  • Comfortable (101)
  • Great traction (94)
  • Sturdy/durable (71)
  • Ankle support (57)

Cons

  • Heavy (22)
  • Long break-in (18)
  • Poor laces (11)
  • Uncomfortable (11)
  • Too stiff/not flexible (10)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (83)
  • Day hiking (60)
  • Wet / rain (57)
  • Long-distance hiking (53)
  • Harsh terrain (52)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      86% 

      (114 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      90% 

      (103 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Low arch (42), High arch (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (56), Casual/ recreational (53), Outdoor professional (17), Military/law enforcement (7), Casual adventurer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (79), Yes (5)

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(32 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Made in USA Danners are the 4WD of boots

By Bananawind

from North GA mountains

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Ankle Support
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Great Traction
  • Water Resistant

Cons

  • Squeaks

Best Uses

  • Backcountry
  • Cold weather
  • Day hikes
  • Everyday
  • Wet Weather

Comments about Danner Mountain Light II Mens/Womens Hiking Boots:

I am a 58 yr old female. I have been hiking the Appalachian mountain areas for 40 years now. My first pair of Danner boots were Danner Lites in 1980 (still have them and use them for yard work). Second pair was Mountain Lights in 1993, I am still wearing them. Just ordered a pair of Mountain Light II, two weeks ago and these will be the last pair I will ever have to buy. I ONLY BUY THE MADE IN USA DANNERS. I hike often and in rough terrain, wet areas and rock. Danners are like a 4x4s for the feet. My 1993 pair still does not leak even tho the sole is loose...now THAT is a good boot! Heavy, yes but that is what you need for heavy packs and rough terrain. Squeaks a little when weather is very dry but who cares??? STILL by far the best boots for real backpacking. BOOTS are your biggest asset on long hikes. Have owned "pretty", "big name" boots in between the Danners and NONE held up! THANK YOU DANNER FOR NEVER CUTTING CORNERS ON YOUR MADE IN USA BOOTS!!!

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width

(27 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great boot

By Right wing republican

from Houston now

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Ankle Support
  • Arch Support
  • Great Traction
  • Sturdy/Durable
  • Water Resistant

Cons

  • Squeak

Best Uses

  • Day Hiking
  • Everyday
  • Harsh Terrain
  • Long-Distance Hiking
  • Wet Conditions

Comments about Danner Mountain Light II Mens/Womens Hiking Boots:

I have this boot or maybe it's predicessor from 1987. Been re-soled 4 times and squeek when I walk. These boots have been there and done that. They were stolen while I slept while in Greece in 1988 and I found them and retrieved them the next day. They have outlasted two wives and 3 continents.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels too small

(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Boot

By Joseph Schmoe

from Seattle, WA

About Me Avid Adventurer

Pros

  • Ankle Support
  • Comfortable
  • Good Looking Leather
  • Old School Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Danner Mountain Light II Mens/Womens Hiking Boots:

      I'm very pleased with how these boots have turned out. I purchased them late last year, and have been breaking them in slowly over the winter for the upcoming hiking season.

      Some say they are heavy. I don't think so. I love the old school look. The leather is great looking and supple. Love the craftsmanship. I will use these as a trail boot, and keep them out of the ugly terrain - that's for my other cheaper boots.

      A couple of observations:

      1. You have to break in leather boots, including these. These boots initially "bit" the back of my ankles/legs when new. This happens because the boot is new and does not flex on the top of the foot, lifting the heel. After the boot was broken in, my heel did not lift and the ankles were fine.

      2. Purchase the Danner boot dressing. It helps condition and break in the leather.

      3. The mention of "folds" under the boot tongue: when the boot is broken in, these flatten out and get softer, a non-issue.

      4. I put in a pair of aftermarket insoles. They fit fine and feel great. Not an issue. No reason you can't do this. I do this with every pair of boots I buy.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width

      (17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      12 Years and still going strong!!!

      By JOE

      from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas CGSC

      About Me Casual/Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Sturdy/Durable
      • Water Resistant

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Harsh Terrain
      • Wet Conditions

      Comments about Danner Mountain Light II Mens/Womens Hiking Boots:

      I bought my boots in 1996. I have worn them consistantly for the past 12 years... I wore them in the mountain trails in Korea, and they were excellent. Alittle heavy, but I have gotten to like the feel... You can re-sole them, as I ahve done so once... I love these boots, and I feel they will last me 25 years... Best money I have ever spent on footwear... I am happy to see Danner still makes these boots after all this time... I thought about getting a new pair, but why? My current pair are just fine... BUY THESE BOOTS!!!!!

      JOE

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size

      (12 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      disappointing

      By Wallace

      from Southern AZ

      About Me Professional/Guide

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Made for fatter feet
        • No achilles notch
        • Uncomfortable

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Harsh Terrain
        • Wet Conditions

        Comments about Danner Mountain Light II Mens/Womens Hiking Boots:

        I bought these to wear for working outdoors (hiking to worksites, bushwhacking, etc), but I never made it past the front door with these boots on. The worst thing about the boot is the lack of an Achilles notch, which causes it to bite into the Achilles tendon. Also, like other Danners, it wont fit as well if you (or your feet) aren't fat. The boots look nice I guess, but that isn't enough to keep me from sending them back. For now I'll have to stick with my ugly old Super Rain Forests until I can find something I like better.

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