Who should buy the Salomon Odyssey Mid GTX

The Salomon Odyssey Mid GTX is a waterproof and lightweight backpacking shoe highly recommended for:

  • experience backpackers and trail-goers for their next day hikes, overnights, and backpacking trips
  • camping trips and multi-day trekking adventures even with a loaded pack

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Only 390 grams a shoe!

Is Odyssey Mid GTX the lightest of them all? While hailing the Odyssey Mid GTX as the lightest trekking boot is debatable, by hiking boots standards, it is quite light at around 390 grams a shoe.

Salomon Odyssey Mid GTX Only 390 grams a shoe!

To put things into perspective, it is heavier than the Odyssey—its non-waterproof, low-top counterpart—by only 50 grams. For more like the Odyssey Mid GTX in terms of lightness, check out our collection of lightweight hiking boots.

Salomon Odyssey Mid GTX vs. OUTline Mid GTX

In this head-to-head, we have the featured backpacking boot pitted against the OUTline Mid GTX—one of Salomon’s top-quality hiking boots.

Salomon Odyssey Mid GTX Salomon Odyssey Mid GTX vs. OUTline Mid GTX

The Odyssey Mid GTX is primarily used for multi-day treks involving a loaded pack. The OUTline Mid GTX, on the other hand, is specifically built for day hikes on well-maintained to lightly rugged trails.

Takes a lot longer to dry

According to a tester, this Salomon piece requires many hours to dry.

Salomon Odyssey Mid GTX a well-cushioned midsole and waterproof protection

Yet again, for high-mileage treks, the Odyssey Mid GTX hiking boot comes with a well-cushioned midsole and waterproof protection for extended backpacking and hiking trips.

Odyssey Mid GTX is lighter 

When it comes to the price tag, the OUTline Mid GTX takes the crown by being approximately $30 cheaper than the Odyssey Mid GTX.

Salomon Odyssey Mid GTX Odyssey Mid GTX is lighter 

The Odyssey Mid GTX is lighter than its rival by roughly 30 g. Numerous users are impressed with the Salomon Odyssey Mid GTX’s lightness.

Supportive with super-plush confines

The boot in question has much in the way of ankle security, according to several reviewers. When it comes to its comfort level: about a handful of reviews speak of the footgear’s super-plush confines.

Salomon Odyssey Mid GTX Supportive with super-plush confines

With a Gore-Tex membrane that is waterproof, the Odyssey Mid GTX performs really well in rainy and colder conditions on multi-day adventures. Some reviewers say that its waterproofing is quite outstanding.

Salomon Odyssey Mid GTX is a grippy backpacking shoe

The Odyssey Mid GTX has a satisfyingly spacious toe box, based on a couple of reports. Its heavy-duty outsole is mighty sticky, an experienced backpacker claims.

Salomon Odyssey Mid GTX a grippy backpacking shoe

If you prefer wandering away from the beaten path and you like camping trips, opt for the Odyssey Mid GTX. Otherwise, go with the OUTline Mid GTX—especially if you are new to backcountry adventuring.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 13.8oz / Women 11.9oz
Use: Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Heel brake
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Salomon

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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.