Who should buy the Kenetrek Bridger Ridge High

The Kenetrek Bridger Ridge High is a dependable high cut hiking boot best recommended for:

  • day hikers and off-road adventurers
  • elk hunting, walking through fields and rocky road
  • die-hard hikers who are looking for orthotic-friendly hiking boot

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Performs well on challenging day hikes

The Bridger Ridge High is specially designed for challenging day hikes in inclement weather. Its ability to shield the foot from most wet elements is powered by the Event waterproofing technology.

Kenetrek Bridger Ridge High Performs well on challenging day hikes

This updated version has a burlier profile compared with its former model. Its lacing system has also been given a revamped design to provide better and personalized adjustment and fit.

Bridger Ridge High offers lockdown security

Kenetrek’s Bridger Ridge High is an adequately true-to-size, high-cut day hiking boot for men and women. It is offered in standard width in full and half sizes.

Kenetrek Bridger Ridge High offers lockdown security

Its redesigned lacing system provides lockdown security and fit precision, while the pull tab on its heel speeds up on and off.

Outsole peels off at the forefoot early

Taking the punches of the rough terrain is the Bridger Ridge High’s rubber outsole. Its sticky, textured surface is engineered with heavy-duty lugs for a multi-directional grip over uneven terrain. 

It also comes equipped with a heel brake, a feature allowing wearers to have better control while descending slopes and challenging terrrains. Its outsole peeling off at the forefoot in just a matter of days was harshly criticized by a consumer. 

Offers enough cushioning and stability

Hikers get to navigate the ruggedness of the trail with enough cushioning and stability thanks to the boot’s carbon fiber midsole.

Kenetrek Bridger Ridge High enough cushioning

Its thick build is especially noticeable at the heel, offering shock mitigation on ground contact. A supportive insert helps this cushy platform give users extra comfort underfoot.

Provides additional heel support

The Kenetrek Bridger Ridge High covers the foot in its stitched-on over-the-ankle upper. It is imbued with a waterproof membrane from eVent which makes the boot both watertight and breathable.

Kenetrek Bridger Ridge High Provides additional heel support

The women's version has overlays that maintain the structure of the boot. On the other hand, the men's version has an overlay shaped like a “K” that provides not only decent abrasion protection but also additional heel support. 

Kenetrek Bridger Ridge High gives ample toe protection 

A similar protective element is engineered at the tip of the upper, giving users ample toe protection from hard objects on the path.

Kenetrek Bridger Ridge High gives ample toe protection 

Cinching the foot in place is the boot’s lacing system. Fabric loops and metallic open hooks make up its combination eyelets.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 20.8oz / Women 16oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: High cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Kenetrek

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.