Our verdict


The Salomon OUTsnap CSWP is well-loved for its sleek design, durable build, and reliable waterproof construction. It’s one great boot overall that is highly suitable for day hikes, backpacking, and everyday life in the city.


  • Incredibly lightweight
  • Comfortable to use
  • Zero break-in period
  • Excellent traction
  • Versatile (tactical boot and casual walks)
  • Sturdy boot


  • Lack of insulation

Who should buy the Salomon OUTsnap CSWP

The Salomon OUTsnap CSWP is one of the sought-after hiking footwear. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a shoe that has stunned users for being incredibly lightweight.
  • Prefer a shoe that didn’t require a break-in period.
  • Prefer a shoe that works well on wet terrains.

Salomon OUTsnap CSWP logo

Excellent grip and durability

The Salomon Contragrip sole is composed of durable rubber compounds of varying densities.  This innovative outsole technology provides traction and durability on the trail. Low-density rubber ensures a good grip while hiking or rock climbing whereas high-density rubber provides durability and edging for trail running and walking. 

Salomon OUTsnap CSWP outsole

Excellent traction

Contragrip outsoles, which are also used in other popular Salomon shoes like the X Ultra Prime and the Salomon X Ultra 3, feature pyramid-shaped, self-cleaning lugs. This is such a good thing especially if you’re navigating muddy terrains.

Salomon OUTsnap CSWP outsole 1.0

Furthermore, the lugs are multi-directional. This prevents your feet from sliding sideways or backward. Multidirectional lugs also provide your feet with better control when going downhills.

Soft and flexible cushioning

Salomon OUTsnap CSWP is constructed with an EVA midsole. Unlike traditional midsoles, EVA is softer and more flexible. This is a huge factor in keeping the boot light despite all the insulation, protective guards, and waterproof details added into the footwear. 

Salomon OUTsnap CSWP midsole


EVA is a synthetic foam that doesn’t wear out easily. It provides more cushioning and shock absorption. Moreover, Salomon uses EnergyCell technology for the OUTsnap boot. It’s a high-rebound midsole compound that provides a high level of energy return while delivering a substantial amount of durability and cushioning.

Salomon OUTsnap CSWP midsole 3.0

Glove-like fit

What makes Salomon OUTsnap unique in its class is the welded construction of the upper. It’s a much more modern way of putting together the different parts of the shoe. This process results in a stitch-free surface, and a smooth, glove-like fit.

Salomon OUTsnap CSWP glove like fit

All-weather protection

The upper is lined with the ClimaSalomon™ Waterproof - a flexible, lightweight, and sturdy fabric that provides all-weather protection. This waterproof construction is reinforced by the synthetic materials constituting the upper which have water-repelling properties.

Salomon OUTsnap CSWP upper

While it lacks an insulating membrane, this hiking boot from Salomon is lined with faux fur which is enough to keep your feet warm during cold, winter days.

Protective toe cap

Completing the upper are the protective toe cap made of rubber and leather, a protective mudguard, and a gusseted tongue that is connected to the upper on both sides.

Salomon OUTsnap CSWP Upper 1.0