Verdict from 100+ user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • The roomy toe box of the Salomon Evasion 2 Mid LTR GTX pleased an avid hiker.
  • The gear’s protection against wet elements was superb, based on a handful of consumer reviews.
  • Some wearers appreciated its grip on various surfaces.
  • A couple of users said that the Evasion 2 Mid LTR GTX was a lightweight boot.
  • A few owners testified that breaking it in was not necessary.
  • The comfort provided by the Evasion 2 Mid LTR GTX from Salomon received approval from the majority.
  • Its ankle support got a high rating from a satisfied customer.

3 reasons not to buy

  • One upset user mentioned that the tongue of the Evasion 2 Mid LTR GTX was short, making the lace fell behind it.
  • This boot runs a bit large, according to a hiker.
  • Several wearers commented that it has a narrow fit, especially at the heel area.

Bottom line

Performance-wise, the Salomon Evasion 2 Mid LTR GTX seemed to have ticked all the boxes. It was appreciated with its delivery of comfort, support, and protection—to name a few. However, it was not able to please with its not-tall-enough tongue and off fit and sizing. On the whole, given its minor setbacks, the Salomon Evasion 2 Mid LTR GTX delivers the basic on-trail necessities.

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Good to know

  • The Evasion 2 Mid LTR GTX from Salomon is a multifunctional boot ready for various outdoor conditions. Its combination of split leather and Gore-Tex laminate, plus its mud guard, toe cap and lacing system, all contribute to its protective and durable upper.
  • This boot for backpacking uses an injected ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole. It also employs an Ortholite footbed for optimal cushioning and comfort. Its outsole, on the other hand, has an aggressive profile which can tackle various types of terrain.

The Salomon Evasion 2 Mid LTR GTX is a mid-cut backpacking boot for men. It is offered in standard (D) width and regular sizes. Generally, it runs true to size. The lace-up closure allows fit customization.

The High Traction Contagrip outsole of the Salomon Evasion 2 Mid LTR GTX has aggressive lugs which bite on virtually all types of terrain. It features chevron-like boots which provide multidirectional traction. Additionally, the lugs are widely spaced to prevent muck build-up.

The injected EVA midsole of this backpacking boot cushions each ride and absorbs shock from ground impacts. It is partnered with a die-cut EVA and Ortholite footbed to optimize cushioning. The latter also wicks moisture away from the user’s foot.

The upper of the Evasion 2 Mid LTR GTX combines split suede leather, synthetic and textile for a durable and protective build. It features Gore-Tex Extended Comfort, a non-insulated laminate which promotes the boot’s waterproofing and breathability.

For added protection on rock-strewn and muddy trails, the upper is designed with a mud guard that wraps the base of the shoe. It also has a leather reinforcement in the toe area.

The closure system of this backpacking includes a regular lace with open hooks and metal-and-webbing eyelets. Its heel strap assists in donning and doffing.


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