Vasque Mantra 2.0 GTX boot reviews

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The Vasque Mantra 2.0 GTX is a versatile hiking boot designed for outdoor enthusiasts who seek a balance between comfort, support, and all-weather performance. Below is a detailed review of this boot, including its key specifications:


Upper Material: The Vasque Mantra 2.0 GTX features a combination of nubuck leather and abrasion-resistant mesh in its upper construction. This blend of materials provides durability and breathability.

Waterproofing: The “GTX” in its name stands for Gore-Tex, indicating that it includes a Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable membrane. This membrane ensures that your feet stay dry in wet conditions while allowing moisture and heat to escape, maintaining comfort.

Midsole: This boot employs a dual-density EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) midsole. It offers exceptional cushioning, shock absorption, and support for long hikes, reducing fatigue and discomfort.

Outsole: The VibramĀ® Nuasi outsole is the key to the boot’s traction and stability. It features multidirectional lugs that provide reliable grip on a variety of terrains, from rocky trails to slippery surfaces.

Lacing System: The Mantra 2.0 GTX boasts a secure and adjustable lacing system with metal hardware. The laces allow for a precise fit and ensure your feet remain snugly in place.

Weight: Depending on the size, the boot weighs around 2 pounds (32 ounces), making it a moderate-weight hiking boot suitable for a range of outdoor activities.


The Vasque Mantra 2.0 GTX is a top-performing hiking boot that excels in various outdoor conditions. Its durable nubuck leather and mesh upper provide a blend of sturdiness and breathability. The inclusion of a Gore-Tex membrane ensures that your feet remain dry in wet weather, making it an excellent choice for all-weather hikers.

Comfort is a hallmark of this boot. The dual-density EVA midsole offers a comfortable and supportive platform for your feet, reducing the impact of each step during extended hikes. The boot’s fit is generally true to size, and the lacing system allows for a snug and customizable fit.

The Vibram Nuasi outsole provides exceptional traction on different surfaces, offering stability and confidence while hiking. The multidirectional lugs grip well on rocky, muddy, and uneven terrain.

Vasque Mantra 2.0 GTX boot review

I purchased these for work shoes. They have all the features of a hiking boot in a low top package. I have worn Vasque boots since 1999 hiking and backpacking. I like the brand and their boots always fit me well. I am outside much of the workday walking around commercial buildings, so I trek across pavement, asphalt, wet grass, mulch and rocks every day. The Vasque Mantra 2.0 GTX Hiking Shoehas held up to the abuse. The vibram soles & gore-tex are nice perks to a well made shoe.

I run both Vasque Rift and Vasque Mantra 2.0 GTX shoes for general trail hiking. Both are low-tops and both are “Vasque” so I am using the comparison as a reference. The Mantra has a lot more support than the Rift and a lot more traction. The Rift is better for “detail” fine footwork hiking when you need a glove-like fit. The Vasque Mantra 2.0 GTX Hiking Shoe is more like a half-boot.
Lets run down the basics:
** GTX Goretex model keeps my feet dry without getting warm.
** For a low-top, they provide a nice stable platform.
** Enough cushy for all-day hikes but not so much that they feel like boots.
** Excellent traction in all conditions thus far.
** Wider toe-box allows more sock choices.
** Wear extremely well minus the toe area. Definitely a longer-term shoe.


The Vasque Mantra 2.0 GTX is a versatile hiking boot suitable for day hikes, backpacking trips, and challenging terrain. It strikes an excellent balance between waterproofing, comfort, and durability. Whether you’re exploring damp forests, tackling steep trails, or navigating unpredictable weather, this boot is designed to keep your feet comfortable and protected. Overall, the Vasque Mantra 2.0 GTX is a solid choice for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a reliable and waterproof hiking boot.

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