Who should buy Salomon Quest Prime GTX

The Salomon Quest Prime GTX is a value-for-money boot for backpackers who expect wet elements on the trail. It is recommended for:

  • Users who want durability from leather and lightness from mesh materials
  • Backpackers who prefer a mid-cut boot

Salomon Quest Prime GTX logo

Adaptive outsole

Salomon’s proprietary outsole–Contagrip–is a technology that adapts to the diverse needs of outdoor athletes. Its lug geometry and rubber compound are grippy and deliver durability. This innovative outsole adapts to each specific outdoor sport by its varying rubber densities and lug geometry.

Salomon Quest Prime GTX outsole

Supportive platform of the Quest Prime GTX

A mixture of flexibility and cushioning is delivered by the Salomon Quest Prime GTX through its dual-density EVA midsole and molded shank. This combination is also able to absorb shock from impacts in every stride. The molded shank provides arch support. It also gives torsional rigidity, making the boot hard to twist.

Salomon Quest Prime GTX midsole

The sockliner's multiple features

The open-cell technology used in the Ortholite Sockliner footbed has a patented PU formula with recycled rubber which provides multiple benefits. It renders durable cushioning, optimal breathability and moisture management. It works by wicking away moisture from the foot for a fresh environment. Ortholite footbeds are also lightweight and washable.

Salomon Quest Prime GTX ortholite

The Salomon Quest Prime GTX's anti-fatigue component

The Advanced Chassis technology provides foot control, stability and protection. This feature has three components, including the EVA midsole for comfort and fatigue reduction, TPU chassis for stability and rubber outsole for precision.

Salomon Quest Prime GTX chasis

Durable yet breathable upper

To deliver breathability and waterproofness, Salomon engineers opted for an upper that combines waterproof split suede leather and Gore-Tex's Extended Comfort liner. The non-insulated construction of this technology allows this backpacking boot to be used in moderate and warmer conditions. The split suede leather is durable and is also assisted by a water-resistant textile.

Salomon Quest Prime GTX liner

Quest Prime GTX's frontal and midfoot protection

The Quest Prime GTX has several features that offer protection. The rubber and synthetic toe cap safeguards against screes and accidental bumps. The mudguard overlay protects against mud and abrasions. It also has a gusseted tongue which helps to keep debris out. The heel cap allows rearfoot stability and protection.

Salomon Quest Prime GTX toe guard

Salomon’s Quest Prime GTX has a padded tongue and collar to deliver comfort. The heel strap allows easier adjustment during hikes. Its mid-cut style gives ankle support.

Salomon Quest Prime GTX tongue and heel strap

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 570g / Women 490g
Use: Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

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.