Who should buy the Merrell Moab 2 Waterproof

With the endurance of a boot but with the flexibility and adaptability of a shoe, the Moab 2 Waterproof can brave the outdoors for you scot-free. You will benefit greatly from it if:

  • You prefer owning just one shoe for all your outdoor escapades.
  • You're in dire need of a low-top hiker that can fence out debris quite well. 
  • Increased toe protection is what you're after.
  • You need a hiker that provides extra grip, particularly during lateral (sideways) negotiations.

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Who should not buy it

If you need something far lighter but still quite impermeable, you are better off getting the MQM Flex 2 GTX.

You might also want to look the other way and toward the Merrell Speed if you prefer enhanced mobility to protection and waterproofing.

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Updates to the Moab 2 Waterproof

  • Replacing the original's Ortholite footbed is the Moab 2 Waterproof's M Select FIT.ECO+, a contoured footbed that provides additional arch and heel support on top of extra comfort.
  • The upper is upgraded from Dura leather and nylon mesh to premium performance suede and mesh upper. This improvement enhances waterproofing, durability, and comfort.
  • Also new in the Moab 2 Waterproof are the silicone bands on the upper. These reinforcements give even more lateral (side-to-side) support.

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Glove-like confines

Hikers in droves adore the custom-made fit of the Merrell Moab 2 Waterproof.

Merrell Moab 2 Waterproof fit

Sticks on virtually any surface

Numerous adventurers swear by the Moab 2 Waterproof's amazingly versatile traction. Its Vibram outsole is fully capable of preventing slippage, whether on man-made surfaces or backcountry terrain.

Merrell Moab 2 Waterproof outsole

Merrell Moab 2 Waterproof was built to last

According to many, this Merrell offering can cut through almost anything, including abrasive hazards, and still come out dent-free.

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Takes time to loosen up

Its brawny confines, however, demands a longer break-in period.

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Priced just right

With its 120-dollar MSRP, the Moab 2 Waterproof is among Merrell's budget-friendliest hiking shoes.

Reassuring platform of the Moab 2 Waterproof

Trail-goers love how supportive the Moab 2 Waterproof is, particularly around the arch.

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Inadequate breathability

The Moab 2 Waterproof, based on a decent number of reviews, has lackluster ventilation. For truly breathable kicks, click here.

Merrell Moab 2 Waterproof breath

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 16.6oz / Women 14.1oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Collection: Merrell Moab, Merrell Moab 2
Features: Lightweight / Eco-friendly / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide

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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.