Verdict from 66 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Droves of buyers are pleasantly surprised by the comfort granted by the Vasque Canyonlands Ultradry.
  • The majority admires the traction supplied by the footgear’s Vibram Lite Wolf outsole.
  • Its waterproof liner has the distinction of beating most types of wet conditions on the trail, a handful of outdoor enthusiasts testify.
  • Based on a couple of consumer reviews, the Canyonlands Ultradry does not have a long break-in period.
  • According to a bunch of purchasers, this Vasque product delivers sufficient ankle support.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Several adventurers have expressed their disappointment with the Vasque Canyonlands Ultradry’s narrow fit.
  • A few owners say that the boot did not deliver enough cushioning while they were tackling challenging outdoor conditions.

Bottom line

In the eyes of the outdoor community, the Vasque Canyonlands Ultradry managed to deliver the comfort and grip that users need on their excursions. Its waterproofness, and ankle support were also appreciated by hikers. On the other hand, the boot’s narrow build won’t be a big hit for everyone. Overall, the Canyonlands Ultradry delivers results that the outdoor community needs with its distinctive collection of attributes.

Tip: see the best hiking boots.

Good to know

The Vasque Canyonlands Ultradry is crafted for adventurers with an emphasis on versatile protection and rugged durability. An UltraDry membrane lines its 2mm nubuck leather and abrasion-resistant mesh upper for water protection and breathability.

Cushioning and stability are handled by a Vibram SPE (Specialized Performance Elastomer) midsole. The hiking boot’s Vibram Lite Wolf outsole delivers surface traction on virtually all types of terrain.

This hiking boot from Vasque caters to male and female hikers. It is available in whole and half sizes, as well as standard width offerings. It’s built on the brand’s Arc Tempo + Last which prioritizes a roomier toe box design. The hiking boot’s conventional lace closure system creates a personalized fit. Also, the Canyonlands Ultradry generally runs true to size.

The Vasque Canyonlands Ultradry’s Vibram Lite Wolf outsole has aggressive lugs which renders traction over challenging terrain, including wet and slippery surfaces. It’s made of an XS Trek compound, making this component resistant to wear. Its self-cleaning channels grant optimal grip by shedding dirt and debris. Also, the sole’s tip extends toward the boot’s forefoot end for additional toe protection.

Providing a cushioned and stabilized ride to the wearer is the footgear’s Vibram SPE midsole. It uses a dual-density ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) construction which grants lightweight support, rebound, and shock absorbency. A thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) shank is integrated for added rigidity while a dual-density EVA footbed grants arch support and underfoot comfort.

The Vasque Canyonlands Ultradry’s 2mm nubuck leather upper contains abrasion-resistant mesh panels, making it robust and breathable. It includes an UltraDry membrane to keep water out while allowing excess moisture to escape.

This Vasque product uses a series of eyelets and metal hooks for fit personalization. Its padded collar and tongue boost comfort while a pull tab at the back permits an easy on and off. The hiking boot’s forefoot area is reinforced with a rubber rand which improves durability and provides protection from accidental bumps.


How Vasque Canyonlands Ultradry ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 13% hiking boots
All hiking boots
Bottom 9% Vasque hiking boots
All Vasque hiking boots
Bottom 11% day hiking hiking boots
All day hiking hiking boots


The current trend of Vasque Canyonlands Ultradry.
Compare to another shoe:
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.