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March 19, 2024

A Merrell Hiking Boot That Keeps Shoppers ‘Bone Dry’ When Submerged Is Over $40 Off Right Now

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Experienced hikers know that weather conditions, regardless of how cloudless the sky might be in the morning, can change in an instant. That’s why many won’t leave home without a rain jacket and an extra pair of wool socks. But waterproof hiking boots are always a good idea for any type of trek that may have mud, puddles, or creeks to traverse, and recently, one of Merrell’s popular Gore-Tex styles was discounted just in time for damp spring hikes.

Right now, the Merrell Moab Speed Mid Gore-Tex Hiking Boots are on sale at REI for just $128, a 24% discount on the $170 list price. These boots have earned over 120 five-star ratings on the site with three colors to choose from in sizes 7 through 15. Plus, with an REI membership (a one-time fee of $30), you can take an extra 20% off with code MEMBER24. A membership coupon drops the price to $102, a savings of $68.

Merrell Moab Speed Mid Gore-Tex Hiking Boots in Black/Asphalt, $128 (was $170) at REI

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Merrell’s Moab boots are known for their traditional hiking boot construction, but the aptly named Moab Speed is a more nimble, lightweight option. The ankle-cut design protects without adding too much bulk, and the upper is made from a mix of TPU and lightweight, breathable mesh. The Gore-Tex membrane allows moisture to escape while keeping rain out at the same time.

Underneath, a foam midsole and removable insole provide comfortable cushioning for long days of trekking. The boots also feature Vibram rubber outsoles, which are known for durability and traction. In addition to offering a reliable grip on uneven surfaces, the sole has a rock plate that adds underfoot protection on uneven terrain.

Merrell Moab Speed Mid Gore-Tex Hiking Boots in Navy, $128 (was $170) at REI

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Shoppers were impressed with the comfort of these hybrid-style boots, with one calling them “light like a sneaker, but strong like a hiking shoe,” adding that it “feels like I’m floating on air.” Another called them “as comfortable as my slippers,” adding that they had “incredible traction on ice and snow.”

The waterproof performance was a major selling point as well, with one shopper writing that they hiked “45 miles in Yellowstone over four days” and stayed “bone dry” even when “submerged to the [ankles] several times.” Another shopper mentioned that the boots “breathe and stay waterproof.”

Shoppers also appreciated these boots for their surprising multi-season use, with multiple complimenting the traction on ice, and others calling them “great for hiking in the Spring.” Another noted that it’s “always a challenge” finding “the right shoe to deal with wet conditions” of fall and spring, and added that these boots “fit the bill.”

With spring hiking on the horizon, the Merrell Moab Speed Mid packs premium features like Gore-Tex waterproofing and a Vibram sole into an affordable package that gets even better with REI membership perks. We’re expecting this boot to sell out, so if you’ve been looking for the ultimate lightweight hiker, pick your size up before they’re gone for good. 


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