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Mtn. Light

$330.00
|  Style 30866
USA Crafted

The original Mt. Light, introduced back in 1979, is believed by many to be greatest backpacking boot of all time. Danner bootmakers build the new model to the exact same specs as the original, down to the color of the full-grain leather and the embossed Danner logo.


 
 
 

Ask a seasoned backpacker what the ideal hiking boot looks like, and you’re bound to hear a description of the Mt. Light. That’s because for over 30 years, the Mt. Light set the standard for every new product that hit the market. And in all that time, nothing ever dethroned the original. Today, we’re proud to reintroduce this classic boot. Every single pair is built by hand in Portland, Oregon with full-grain leather, Vibram® Kletterlift outsoles, and waterproof GORE-TEX liners. The result is classic design that provides unmatched comfort and support.

    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
    • Danner's 650 EE last offers a roomier fit without sacrificing support and stability. We recommend sizing down a half size for the best fit
    • 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
    • 62 oz
    • Recraftable
650 EE Last
Danner's 650 EE last offers a roomier fit for relaxed comfort while still offering rugged support and stability. This EE is not as wide as others so it offers the most universal fit for casual, everyday wear. We recommend sizing down a half size for the best fit.

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
 
4.3

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (4)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hiking (9)
    • Backpacking (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Needs a Pewter Beer Stein!

    By Amos Volante

    from Asheville, NC

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Ankle Support and flex
    • Lacing system
    • Massive Traction
    • Top Quality Finish
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • almost too pretty

    Best Uses

    • Heavy loads
    • Long Distance Packing
    • Rugged terrain
    • Scaring Bears
    • Wet weather

    Comments about Danner Mountain Light:

    I just ordered a pair of Combat Hikers and a pair of these. The CHs were easily worth a 4 star review, the best I'd ever give any boot, but when these came out of the box: GLORIOUS!!
    I didn't know anyone still built a boot like this. They fit my 4E foot just as well as my XW CHs, but somehow they inexplicably feel even better! They look like something from a 70s mountaineering documentary and the traction is everything you expect from the Acadia, but with better ankle articulation and no loss of support.
    This is the finest hiking boot I have ever seen and the only footwear I have ever given 5/5 stars. I pounded out some miles in them and while they need a bit of break in, unlike the CHs which needed none, they are extremely comfortable.
    If you buy these and they fit you properly, you cannot fail to love them.
    The only flaw is that they should include a pair of red suspenders and a big pewter beer stein as accessories. I may have to grow my beard back to wear them in town, just to uphold the imgage.

    (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Wide Only?!?

    By Doc

    from Utah

    Comments about Danner Mountain Light:

    Why aren't these available in a standard width, as I type this I'm actually wearing my Mt Light II's, but I like the color of these better, I'd probably buy a(nother) set if they were avail as a 9.5 D or even a Narrow...

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Boots for Life!

    By DW

    from Martinez, CA

    Pros

    • Great all around boot
    • Superb quality
    • Tough

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Hiking
    • Motorcycle riding

    Comments about Danner Mountain Light:

    I bought my first pair back in the early '80's. They were my primary hiking and backpacking boots. I used them as general work boots, and eventually my motorcycle riding boots. They were re-soled several times....and then stolen out of my truck in 2002. I was more upset over the loss of those boots than the damage to the truck. I bought another pair. If you can find better boots, buy them. I bet you can't.

    (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not an Ideal Hiking Boot

    By JW

    from New York

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Made in USA
    • Recraftable
    • Styling

    Cons

    • FIT
    • Form
    • Function
    • Price

    Best Uses

    • Fashion Week
    • Not For Serious Trails

    Comments about Danner Mountain Light:

    Not a good hiking boot. Lacing system creates pressure points. As boot is broken in it makes annoying squeaking sounds. Ankle support very difficult to break in and rubs excessively even with thick high socks. After spending so much on American made boots you keep hoping they will get more comfortable as you break them in, but they don't. Realize these are first and foremost a retro styled fashion boot and not for actual hiking / work use.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    old style real hiking boot!!

    By trail tank elder

    from northern cal.

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good hiking sole
    • Good lacing system
    • Good pliable leather
    • Great boot lining
    • Need some break in time
    • nice overall fit
    • Nice padded tongue
    • Wide toe box

    Cons

    • Nothing noted

    Best Uses

    • Hiking

    Comments about Danner Mountain Light:

    [...]....good web site.....a fantastic hiking boot.....never owned any danners before...with good insoles and heavy socks keep cruisin' along....break em' in for 20 or so miles, use danners boot dressing.....great boot.

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