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. 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. Find out their differences in the following:

Use. 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.

Price. In this round, the OUTline Mid GTX takes the crown by being approximately $30 cheaper than the Odyssey Mid GTX.

Weight. The Odyssey Mid GTX is lighter than its rival by roughly 30 g.

Takeaway: 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
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Salomon

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Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran 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 analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.