Breeze LT NTX: Waterproofing without Gore-Tex

You read that right—NTX or Nature-Tex replaces Gore-Tex in this particular model. What does this promising liner bring to the table besides water protection, you might ask? The answer is sustainability, as NTX is made with 50% recycled materials.

The Breeze LT NTX’s mesh upper also joins in the eco-friendly circle. Yes, the boot’s impermeable shell is also made with recycled content, but this time it is at 70%.

Compelling alternatives to Vasque’s Breeze LT NTX

Vasque Breeze LT GTX

The lighter-yet-more-expensive counterpart of the featured boot, the Breeze LT GTX will let you go about your trail business with extra agility. Gore-Tex is its liner, which provides waterproofing and breathability at the same time. Instead of leather, its upper is primarily synthetic, which significantly reduces break-in time.

Adidas Terrex Free Hiker GTX

Built with more pronounced heel and toe rockers, the Terrex Free Hiker GTX promises easier strides on level ground. Its collar is sock-like, which enhances ankle mobility. This athletic boot, however, is far more expensive than the Breeze LT NTX by roughly $50.


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