Our verdict


The Oboz Bridger Mid BDry is an inspiringly supportive hiking shoe that excels remarkably on the durability front. It is able to stay dry for longer and maintains its breathable environment. Additionally, its good points are amplified by its sufficiently good cushioning and sticky outsole. However, the boot’s reportedly troublesome laces and expensive price tag might scare some people away.


  • Waterproof
  • Supportive build
  • Durable
  • Stable
  • Satisfactory cushioning
  • Breathable
  • Grippy outsole
  • Surprisingly lightweight
  • Minimal break-in


  • Slippery laces
  • Expensive

Who should buy the Oboz Bridger Mid BDry

The Oboz Bridger Mid BDry is an ideal option for those who are:  

  • looking for a pair of mid-cut day hiking boots that offers stability on uneven grounds
  • looking for footgear that allows natural toe splaying for a more comfortable ride
  • looking for a hiking gear that renders grip on different sorts of backcountry surfaces

Oboz Bridger Mid BDry brand logo

Oboz’ Granite Peak makes the Bridger Mid BDry grip

Oboz Bridger Mid BDry granite peak

Producing the right amount of grip on virtually all sorts of backcountry surfaces is the Oboz Bridger Mid BDry’s outsole, called Granite Peak. Its ability to bite into soft-soiled terrain is all thanks to its 4-mm lugs which include the studs jutting out its sides. 

Oboz Bridger Mid BDry toe lugs

This grippy layer marginally encroaches the forefoot zone of the upper. As a result, the boot is given a sturdy toe guard. 

Bridger Mid BDry from Oboz wears a durable midsole

Chief to the boot’s cushioning and stabilizing capability is its dual-density EVA (or ethylene-vinyl acetate) midsole. Its chassis made of thermoplastic polyurethane was applauded for its extra torsional stability and protection underfoot. It also comes with a nylon shank that improves the boot’s overall medial support. 

Oboz Bridger Mid BDry heel support

The O Fit Footbed contributes to the comfort level offered by the midsole. It is a multi-density insole featuring a deep heel cup and moisture-wicking top layer. 

Oboz Bridger Mid BDry nylon shank

Bridger Mid BDry’s sturdy upper

Oboz Bridger Mid BDry nubuck leather upper

Nubuck leather makes up the majority of the boot's upper. That said, it is also covered with sturdy rubber at the heel and toe box regions, giving the footwear not just ample abrasion protection but also adequate support. 

Oboz Bridger Mid BDry toe guard

Protecting the gear’s interior from the elements, which include debris and intrusive water, is a collaborative effort between the gusseted tongue and the waterproof yet breathable BDry liner. Oboz Bridger Mid BDry BDry liner

Locking down the foot securely in the upper’s confines is the boot’s closure system. It is made up of metallic eyelets, textile loops, and synthetic laces.

Oboz Bridger Mid BDry lacing system