Facts

Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Price: $170
Features: Lightweight | Vintage
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Weight: Men: 17oz | Women: 17oz
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Brand: Danner
Material: Leather
Colorways: Brown, Red, Grey
Special editions: 2 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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Rankings

A top rated hiking boot
A top rated Danner hiking boot
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this November

Expert Reviews

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89 / 100 based on 8 expert reviews

  • 95 / 100 | The Boot Guy | | Level 3 expert

    I've been really surprised at the way the Jag fits, and how many people buy this as a secondary pair of shoes.

  • 92 / 100 | andylikesthings | | Level 1 expert

    Huge fan of these!

  • 80 / 100 | Active Traveller | | Level 3 expert

    The Jags are a versatile and stylish pair of lightweight hiking boots that fit perfectly with today's urban outdoor uniform.

  • 92 / 100 | Evergreen Girls | | Level 1 expert

    These women’s hiking boots are extremely comfortable, versatile and let’s face it, fashionable. Would I buy them again? Yep.

  • 90 / 100 | Anthony Awaken | Level 1 expert

    I love the Danner Jags for general, every day wear. They’re stylish, comfortable and offer great support in all of the right places.

  • 90 / 100 | GearJunkie | | Level 1 expert

    Overall, I’ve been very happy with the boots. Plus, I’ve received more compliments on them than any other shoes I’ve owned, which isn’t performance-related, but it sure made me feel awesome.

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  • A reintroduced classic from the 1980s, the Danner Jag is updated with features that refine its original style. It comes with a waffle outsole which adapts to a variety of terrain.
  • With a selection of full-grain leather and textile uppers, it combines flexibility and durability in one package. The Danner Dry technology gives the boot its waterproof and breathable properties.
  • The Danner Jag is equipped with an EVA midsole, a lightweight yet cushy foam. It works with an Ortholite insole which promotes airflow in and out of the boot.

The Danner Jag caters to male and female outdoor adventurers. It comes in standard width and regular sizes. Its fit is based on the DPDX last which gives enough room for toe splay. It also promotes comfort whether on and off trails. This day hiking boot fairly runs true to size.

The Retro Danner outsole can adapt to most terrain. It features square or waffle-like lugs that are strategically laid out on the sole. The side lugs are more resistant to abrasions, thus have a thicker tread.

The midsole of this mid-cut day hiking boot is made of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). It is a lightweight material which offers cushioning and comfort. An Ortholite insole is added into the boots. It offers breathability and moisture management, keeping the foot dry and fresh.

The Danner Jag has three upper variations. One combines suede and 1000 Denier nylon, and another has a full-grain leather and textile which is treated with durable water repellent coating (DWR). The other version uses a full-grain leather with Cordura. Whichever of these three combinations has qualities of durability and abrasion resistance.

These upper variants are lined with Danner Dry technology. It keeps the feet comfortable through its breathable and waterproof barrier.

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