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  • 90 / 100 | Escapism | | Level 1 expert

    Versatility and durability is the name of the game with the Danner Jag, so if you’re looking for a lightweight boot that’ll last many-a-winter and carry you from road to trail, this is it.

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Inspired by the original Danner Jag introduced in the ‘80s, this mid-cut hiking cleat offers more versatility on the trail and around town. Its leather upper uses wool accents for a more lightweight yet durable feel.

The Danner Jag Wool use an EVA midsole and an Ortholite footbed. These two materials work together to create a comfy ride. On the other hand, for surface traction, it wears the brand’s very own Retro Danner Waffle outsole.

Danner’s over-the-ankle leather hiking cleat caters to male and female outdoor lovers. It is available in regular sizes and standard width. It relatively runs true to size. It has a low, sleek profile suitable for everyday use, thanks to the DPDX last used. Also, users can customize the overall fit and volume using its lace-up closure.

This hiking cleat uses a Retro Danner Waffle outsole. It is strategically designed to be able to adapt to various types of terrain. The aggressive lugs placed at the perimeter provides a decent amount of stability. The rhombus-like studs at the center yield multidirectional grip.

Cushioning each user’s step is an ethylene-vinyl acetate or EVA midsole. This rubber-like element is known for its lightweight characteristic. To maximize comfort, the brand’s designers added a removable Ortholite footbed. It is made of open-cell polyurethane that aids in moisture management. It also combines three layers of varying densities to bolster cushioning and support.

The upper of this hiking cleat from Danner combines full-grain leather and wool. This combo offers durability and comfort on and off the trail. For all-weather protection, it is equipped with Danner Dry, a 100% waterproof membrane that keeps user’s foot dry and fresh.

This Danner cleat has a cushioned tongue and collar that optimizes comfort. To manage fit, it uses D-rings and a pair of speed hooks.

  • Hikers who are looking for robust cleats for backpacking may check out the Danner 453 and the Danner Mountain Light.
  • Danner released the original Jag in the 1980s as an alternative to their heavy-duty hiking cleats. After a few years, it was retired. Then, after over 30 years of hiatus, it was reintroduced and was now packed with modern technologies while still wearing a retro-inspired look.