Who should buy the Vasque Saga GTX

Vasque’s Saga GTX is designed for quick-paced treks in the mountains and other challenging trails. It is a perfect choice for those who are:

  • looking for a supportive backpacking boot that is lightweight and breathable
  • looking for underfoot support with adequate cushioning and protection
  • looking for an outsole that can offer skid resistance on tricky terrain

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Vasque Saga GTX’s grippy Vibram outsole

Vasque Saga GTX Vibram Megagrip

With its Vibram Megagrip outsole, which is based on the Megagrip compound, the Vasque Saga GTX promises surefootedness on unpredictable surfaces, whether damp or dry. 

Vasque Saga GTX lugs

Across its surface are uniquely shaped, hardwearing lugs which anchor in on rugged terrain. Its heel and forefoot ends are engineered with ridge-like tread patterns, helping backpackers avoid slipping when ascending or descending multi-level grounds.

Vasque devises a cushy, dual-density midsole for the Saga GTX

Vasque engineers equipped the Saga GTX with the cushy yet sturdy All Terrain Compound (ATC) midsole. Its dual-density construction aids during transitions as the part where the foot rolls is much denser. Within its arch zone is an embedded shank made of TPU. This added component reinforces the medial section of the footwear and improves its arch support.

Vasque Saga GTX heel support

On the additional underfoot cushioning front, the boot comes with a dual-density anatomical footbed. It is designed with a high rebound rate, assisting the wearer during push offs.

Saga GTX’s comfortable upper

The Saga GTX’s upper is made with a combination of engineered mesh and 2-millimeter waterproof nubuck leather. It has Gore-Tex’s Extended Comfort liner which makes the boot both breathable and water protected. Vasque Saga GTX Gore-Tex

Ventilation ports are placed on the forefoot and heel zones of the waterproof gear for more breathability.

Vasque Saga GTX lacing system

Its closure system consists of round synthetic laces and metallic combination eyelets (closed loops at the bottom, open hooks at the top).

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 652g / Women 516g
Use: Backpacking
Cut: High cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal / Normal, Wide
BRAND Brand: Vasque

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Author
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.