Who should buy the Pacific Mountain Ascend

The Pacific Mountain Ascend is a wallet-friendly hiking shoe best recommended for:

  • day hikers and backpackers
  • moderate to semi-advanced hiking and backpacking

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Offers a safe and comfortable fit

The Pacific Mountain Ascend is designed for moderate to semi-advanced backpacking adventures.

Pacific Mountain Ascend Offers a safe and comfortable fit

Its combination of technologies—the boot’s rigid midsole and cushy memory foam footbed, to name a few—sees to it that such expeditions become safe and comfortable for the wearer.

The Pacific Mountain Ascend is waterproof and supportive

Its supportive upper confines the foot in a mostly (cow) suede leather enclosure. It comes engineered with a waterproof membrane to protect users from virtually all kinds of wet elements.

Pacific Mountain Ascend waterproof and supportive

Pacific Mountain’s Ascend is a mid-cut footgear for both male and female trekkers. Its generally true-to-size fit favors those with standard-width feet. It comes in a range of full and half sizes. 

Provides traction and grip 

The boot allows for fit personalization thanks to its quick lace-up closure. An adequately padded interior, especially around the collar, gives the foot a plush in-shoe feel.

Pacific Mountain Ascend Provides traction and grip 

Backpackers are given the ability to navigate tricky surfaces with sufficient slip resistance with the boot’s MultiGrip outsole. 

Sturdy and protective 

Its lugs are formed into a geometry that enables users to maintain their footing, may they be ascending or descending slopes.

Pacific Mountain Ascend Sturdy and protective 

For additional control during descents, this sturdy layer is engineered with a heel brake. For extra toe protection, on the other hand, Pacific Mountain gear designers opted to extend the outsole’s tip toward the forefoot end of the boot.

Absorbs shock impact

The Ascend uses an EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) midsole for stability, cushioning, and shock absorption over challenging terrain.

Pacific Mountain Ascend Absorbs shock impact

It comes embedded with a 3/4 steel shank—a plate-like component that strengthens the midsole’s medial section, providing backpackers with improved arch support.

Removable insole 

Bolstering the comfort level offered by the midsole is the boot’s default footbed. Since it is made of memory foam, this removable insole gets to provide a personalized kind of comfort with time.

Pacific Mountain Ascend suede leather

It also grants additional heel support with its cupped design. Suede leather (cowhide) and high-density fabric constitute most of the Pacific Mountain Ascend’s upper.

Pacific Mountain Ascend provides protection from the weather 

It has a heel counter made of PU or polyurethane and a toe bumper made of rubber. For weather protection, it is imbued with a waterproof membrane.

Pacific Mountain Ascend provides protection from the weather 

Volume adjustments and lockdown security are possible thanks to the boot’s lacing system. It features rust-proof combination eyelets, the upper ones of which—the open hooks—allow for quick lace-ups.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 597g / Women 465g
Use: Day Hiking, Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Heel brake
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Pacific Mountain

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

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.