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Vasque - Saga GTX Backpacking Shoe - Men's

Vasque Saga GTX Backpacking Shoe - Men's

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$124.95 Original price:$229.95
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Item #VSQ002J




Tech Specs

Upper Material:
2mm waterproof nubuck leather, engineered mesh
Gore-Tex Extended Comfort
Arc Tempo+
dual-density high-rebound
dual-density ATC (All-Terrain Compound) with TPU shank
Vibram Contact Grip with Megagrip Compound
Claimed Weight:
2lb 14oz
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Saga GTX Backpacking Shoe

Vasque built the nimble and lightweight Men's Saga GTX Backpacking Shoe for fast-moving treks across rough and rugged terrain. It combines precise control and high levels of breathability with the stability and support you need to shoulder heavy loads, so you can move faster and more confidently along challenging mountain trails.

Mesh panels in the upper and heel and toe ventilation ports keep air flowing to help your foot stay cool when tackling arduous ascents in warm weather, and tough suede protects against abrasion from rocky terrain. Gore-Tex Extended Comfort waterproofing keeps rain out when the skies suddenly open up, while providing excellent breathability so your foot stays comfortably dry. The supportive ATC midsole and high-rebound footbed lend lots of stability to help you move with precision and control on varied terrain. It's finished with a Vibram Contact Grip outsole with Megagrip Compound to provide reliable grip on any trail conditions you come across.

  • Light and nimble for fast-moving backpacking trips
  • Gore-Tex Extended Comfort is extremely breathable and waterproof
  • Tough, waterproof leather upper with airy mesh panels
  • ATC midsole provides support, stability, and cushioning
  • Toe and heel ventilation ports keep air flowing
  • High-rebound footbed adds a little spring to your step
  • Vibram outsole offers aggressive traction and durability

Great Boot, Instantly Broken-In

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 10.5

Really happy to find this boot. I had previously been wearing Salomon Quest 4D boots. I had loved the Salomon's for there tough sole, wide toe-box, and instant break-in comfort. However, on the last version of the Quests, the comfort is gone. They've added a very rigid back to the boot and they want to give me blisters no matter how much break-in.

Enter the Vasque Saga. Probably the most comfortable boots I have worn. Lighter than the Quests, which is noticeable immediately on the trail. At first I thought the tow box might be a little narrow for my liking, but found it comfortably wide once hiking. The heal is narrow-ish, which I like.

The soles are thick enough, but not overly rigid. You'll feel the terrain. I like that dynamic feel. Will have to see if they get too soft over time.

The uppers of the shoe are flexible and form a nice wrap over the foot.

The laces are not great. Super skinny and a little hard to get tight. I've ordered replacement laces. That's my only complaint.

Great boot, terrible laces

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Loved the boot. Super comfortable and almost already broken in at purchase. The negative is that both laces broke on the second and third day of hiking. Absolutely bring back up laces if you buy these boots.

Insanely Comfortable

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 10.5

I finally retired a pair of hiking shoes I'd owned for 13 years. I don't recommend anyone use a shoe that long, but I was quite attached to them. The upgrade to these boots was akin to foot-nirvana. I tried on a ton of boots and ended up going with these and have been happy ever since.

everything but the laces

    Just returned from a 5 day hike in kings canyon and have to say the boots performed great. The laces on the other hand were a joke. luckily I had some thinner paracord I could use as replacements to get me by. I did'nt even have 50 miles on them before the first lace broke, and the other one was the next day.

    In the airport heading home after a 4 day, 65 mile hike at Glacier Nat. Park. The boots were were super comfortable without much time to wear in. The only issue is that both laces busted. One the second day, one the third. Really could have been a terrible problem. Please get a better lace supplier.

    Good, supportive boot

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11.5

    I've been a big fan of my Vasque Breeze boots for a while but I noticed some foot fatigue after hiking 10-15 miles on rocky trails with any weight on my back. I decided to try the Sagas since they seemed to be a bit more substantial backpacking boot vs dayhike like the Breeze.

    I did a 10 mile test run with ~30 lbs on my back and was incredibly happy with them, my feet didn't even feel remotely sore. These boots fit very similar to the Breeze boots but have a bit higher ankle protection and a better shank/more grippy sole. Out of the box comfort was impressive, no breaking in was required. Hiking in 100° FL heat and the boots felt fine, GTX boots are never going to be cool but I was very content with how my feet felt (socks barely had any sweat dampness when I took off the boot)

    My only complaint is that the laces are thin and make it a pain to get a good tight fit. They dig in to your fingers when you try to grab them and pull tight, I would prefer the flat laces that some other Vasque boots have. If you have wide feet these might be a little tight but since mine are a bit more narrow I was very happy with the fit.


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    6.5 38.5 5.5 24.5 4.5 34 2 21.5
    7 39 6 25 5 34.5 2.5 22
    7.5 40 6.5 25.5 5.5 35 3 22.5
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    10 43 9 28 8 38.5 5.5 25
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