Who should buy the Oboz Tamarack BDry

The Tamarack BDry is bound to experience its remarkable portfolio of strengths. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a shoe that is crafted for tackling the trail challenges faced by hikers and backpackers.
  • Prefer a shoe that features a watertight leather upper for the foot’s protection against the elements.
  • Prefer a shoe that has a true-to-size fit. 

Oboz Tamarack BDry logo

Excellent traction

With its Granite Peak outsole, the Oboz Tamarack BDry is capable of sticking to a variety of outdoor surfaces. The 4-millimeter, multi-directional lugs it comes built with are arranged in such a geometry that allows users to have a firmer foothold on loose soil and along off-camber sections of the trail.

Oboz Tamarack BDry outsole

Stable and terrain-protected ride

Giving wearers a stable and terrain-protected ride is the shoe’s dual-density EVA midsole. Oboz designers built it with two other subcomponents: a lightweight nylon shank and a chassis made of TPU. 

Oboz Tamarack BDry Stable and terrain-protected ride

Excellent arch support

The former improves arch support, while the latter doubles down on torsional stability and underfoot protection.

Oboz Tamarack BDry Excellent arch support

Comfortable insole

Contributing to the midsole’s ability to provide comfort is the O Fit Insole. This company-exclusive tri-density EVA footbed is anatomically designed to provide multi-zone cushioning and enhanced arch support.

Oboz Tamarack BDry insole

Waterproof and breathable

The Oboz Tamarack BDry’s low-cut upper is made with a combination of waterproof nubuck leather and abrasion-resistant fabric. Its main bootie is imbued with BDry—a brand-owned technology that gives the shoe adequate breathability and protection against most types of wet elements.

Oboz Tamarack BDry upper

Supportive heel counter and a protective toe cap

It comes with a supportive heel counter and a protective toe cap, both of which are made of rubber. It also has a pull loop at the heel, making it on and off fast and convenient.

Oboz Tamarack BDry protective toe cap

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 16.9oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Heel brake
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Oboz

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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.