Our verdict


Trail lovers who embark on outdoor adventures appreciate the comfort and traction of this Columbia product. It also adds value to those who used it by granting lightness and ample protection from the elements. On the other hand, it is not able to satisfy everyone because of its footbed’s insufficient cushioning.


  • Comfortable hiking shoe
  • Zero break-in period
  • Grippy
  • Waterproof
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy against most types of harsh trail conditions


  • Lack of cushioning
  • Sweaty feet
  • Unties easily

Who should buy the Columbia Redmond V2 Waterproof

The Columbia Redmond V2 Waterproof may still be a worthy trail performer, especially with the use of a new footbed that resolves its primary issue. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a shoe for on-and-off-trail lovers who need a combination of comfort and underfoot security in their step.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that has hard-wearing and aggressive around its sides.

Columbia Redmond V2 Waterproof logo

Excellent surface traction

The Redmond V2 Waterproof’s provision of surface traction comes from its proprietary outsole, called Omni-Grip. It is a rubberized layer that offers sufficient grip on a variety of terrain, thanks to the sticky construction of its treads and multi-directional lugs.

Columbia Redmond V2 Waterproof Outsole

Excellent heel support

Its rear end cups the heel of the upper that grants extra support.

Columbia Redmond V2 Waterproof heel support

Stable and comfortable cushioning

This hiking shoe from Columbia is furnished with the Techlite midsole—a component made of EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate)—which provides ground stability and cushioning underfoot. 

Columbia Redmond V2 Waterproof midsole

Shock-absorbing cushioning

Its designers made its heel part extra thick which bolsters its capability to absorb shock on impact. A removable footbed is placed right on top of it which provides additional comfort.

Columbia Redmond V2 Waterproof arch support


Housing the hiker’s foot in the Columbia Redmond V2 Waterproof is a seam-sealed upper made with a combination of mesh and suede leather. It provides full protection from moisture with its Omni-Tech waterproof liner.

Columbia Redmond V2 Waterproof upper

Shield the toes from bumps and knocks

It comes with a heavy-duty rand around the forefoot that shields the toes from bumps and knocks.

Columbia Redmond V2 Waterproof toe protection

Sturdy synthetic lace

Its closure system has a set of fabric tunnels and a pair of metallic loops for eyelets. Their utility comes full circle with a sturdy synthetic lace.

Columbia Redmond V2 Waterproof laces