This Timberland Men Chocorua Trail Gore Tex mid hiking boot review is about enormously popular lightweight mid-height hiking and backpacking boots, very suitable for wet conditions and a rugged terrain and for any outdoor works and activity.
Construction and materials
The upper body of the boot is a combination of a waterproof leather and synthetic. The leather is made waterproof during the tanning process. The seams are either sealed or internal waterproof and breathable GoreTex membrane is used to keep your feet dry.
As you see from the picture, this is a durable, almost all-leather construction with leather all the way up around the nicely padded leather collar. Inside you have a pleasant and comfortable moisture-wicking textile lining.
The lower part is an EVA midsole and dual-density footbed which provide great cushioning, while the outsole is rubber with lugs for superior traction.
Technical specifications & summary of features
- Use: hiking, backpacking, light mountaineering tours, casual wear, outdoor works.
- Average weight per pair: 2 lbs 5 oz (1.05 kg).
- Premium waterproof full-grain leather.
- GoreTex membrane for breathable waterproof protection.
- Adjustable, rustproof lacing system.
- Lightweight all-day cushioning with EVA midsole.
- Removable contoured sock liner.
- Rubber outsole with lugs for superior traction.
Pros and cons
To conclude this text about Timberland Men Chocorua Trail Gore-Tex mid hiking boot review by saying that there are many reasons why these boots have been so popular in the past. Very good materials are used here and I love their design.
Regarding the weight, these boots are far better than the top-ranked models from other brands. With respect to the price, they are simply without a match.
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These are my favorite hikers. I have had same pair for almost 10 years, wear them occasionally in the snowy winters, but mostly in summer hiking mountains. They are fantastic boots. lightweight for what they are, real leather boots. I recently bought a second pair as spares. Guess what? They were hard to find. The new ones are NOT Gore Tex, they are Timberdry…which I hear is not good. To get an older pair of genuine Gore Tex ones, I had to pay full retail price $130
Many thanks Mike for these comments. I think that $130 is a great price for such boots, I would always be willing to pay this amount.
Thank you for the informative review.
It comes at a time when i need to look at buying a new pair of boots as mine have done a lot of mileage.
It is nice to see a shoe with leather that is breathable, and the weight is awesome. I like my boots to be as light as possible.
Haha, that comment about pockets, that made me laugh. Can you imagine a shoe with a pocket?
Hi Chris, great to hear from you. So you noticed the strange comment, I just wonder if this was a kind of joke, the person looked serious in the part about pros. He made my day. All the best to you.
It’s great to see an honest review here, with both pros as well as cons on the product.
Would you say “all-leather” products are, in general, better than a leather/synthetic mix? Or is this not really a significant feature in walking boots?? Will the material affect the overall waterproofing?
With only 0.1/10 rating difference, but a $50 price difference (minimum) I guess the choice would be a no-brainer really!!
Hi Zoe, leather/synthetic combination can be beautiful. This is seen in Chocorua boots and perhaps even more in some other boots like in Salomon Quest and Asolo Fugitive boots. All-leather can be a good choice because of generally less amount of seams, just see Asolo TPS 520 GV boots; seams are places where water starts leaking first. But frankly I am quite undecided.
There are other factors to bear in mind, and this depends on what you are planning to do with boots. I do mountain climbing and I need hard and stiff sole, and optimal ankle protection.