Verdict from 2 experts and 100+ user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • A host of wearers praised the Berghaus Expeditor Ridge 2.0’s amazingly comfortable confines.
  • This day hiker was lauded by a multitude of users for its mind-blowing water protection.
  • Its super-stylish design impressed numerous owners.
  • Buyers in droves got their money’s worth purchasing the Expeditor Ridge 2.0.
  • Many reviewers found an extremely lightweight boot in this Berghaus footgear.
  • The shoe runs true to size, according to several testers.
  • Some consumers were stunned by the astonishing grip performance of this day hiking gear.
  • The Berghaus Expeditor Ridge 2.0 was applauded by a couple of patrons for loosening up quickly.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Users by the handful had a hard time adjusting to the boot’s unremarkable narrowness.
  • An owner was disappointed with its midsole. He said rocks started to give him a poking sensation on it after only wearing the hiker for 10 miles.

Bottom line

Berghaus designers were successful in making Expeditor Ridge 2.0 extremely comfortable, waterproof, and good-looking. That, and because they successfully crafted a product whose selling price many would consider budget-friendly. The area where they somehow missed the mark, however, is in the width department. All in all, the Berghaus Expeditor Ridge 2.0 is a stellar hiking product thanks to its list of incredible trail-specific qualities. Those who find its fit impossibly confining, though, are welcome to try out the brand’s wider offerings.

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Good to know

A relatively true-to-size, leather hiking boot for men and women is the Expeditor Ridge 2.0 from Berghaus. It is offered in full and half sizes in standard width. Its lace-up closure provides a secure and custom-fit lockdown.

Opti-Stud, a Berghaus-owned sole technology, is what grants wearers ample grip in the Expeditor Ridge 2.0. Laden with multi-direction lugs, this sticky outsole gets to produce enough surface traction where the terrain becomes tricky and slippery. The ridges on its heel and front tip help hikers navigate slopes with enhanced control.

This Berghaus hiking footgear mitigates shock, gives adequate balance, and cushions the foot over uneven terrain with its EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) midsole. It works in conjunction with the boot’s Ortholite footbed to improve its ability to give underfoot comfort.

The Expeditor Ridge 2.0’s high-collared upper is predominantly leather. The back half of its cuff and most of its tongue are made of mesh fabric. Engineered within its bootie is a brand-owned technology called AQ which provides not only waterproofing but also ventilation. At its heel is a pull tab for quicker on and off.

Lace loops made of textile and a set of riveted open hooks make up the hiker’s eyelets. A flat synthetic lace is set through them, and also through the tongue’s lace keeper.


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