With the trusted durability of all leather construction, an aggressive outsole, a waterproof/breathable lining, and a truly comfortable fit, the Men’s Bridger Mid BDry hiking boot proudly reflects the “true to the trail” motto of Oboz.
Offering reliable traction and durable waterproof materials, the Oboz Bridger Mid BDry is sure to appeal to hikers or backpackers who need durable, trail worthy performance. Let’s take a closer look at its features.
So starting with the upper we have got a durable waterproof nubuck leather that fully wraps around the shoe. It is a really nice material. It is going to provide some great durability and overall, you know, longevity in the boot’s life. You have got a molded rubber toe cap that is great for protection if you happen to kick up against any rocks or, you know, if you happen to bump your toes a lot when you are hiking. And on the back side we have got Oboz’ molded heel counter. So it is a rubber reinforced heel as well. So as the leathers start to wear and break in and loosen up, that heel is going to provide a nice stable hold throughout the life of the boot.
We check out our laces. We have got a mixture of cloth or fabric and metal eyelets here. It is going to provide some extra flexibility with the fabric eyelets. And then we have got nice durability with the metal hardware there.
We do have a gusseted tongue so it is going to hold its waterproofing up to about the, you know, mid ankle portion there. And there is a BDry membrane throughout underneath this leather here. So it will be a water proof breathable piece of footwear.
And with that BDry membrane you get a nice wicking liner on the inside, so it is going to help to pull the sweat away from your foot, helping you to feel more comfortable and more dry along your hike.
Moving down to the midsole we have got a dual density EVA with a nylon shank. So that is going to provide really good shock absorption and some extra stiffness as well as just overall comfortable fit. And a really nice feature with this pair of boots is the insole. Now the insole is Oboz BFit Deluxe insole. It is a lot different from insoles I have seen on other shoes. It is a lot more sturdy and rigid instead of being just a flimsy piece of foam. And by that I mean there is actually some structure in the arch and in the heel here. So you will get a much more supportive overall fit with the shoe because of this insole that they built in with it.
Another neat feature there is that they have got these EVA pads in the high impact zones under your foot. So in the heel and in the toes there is some extra shock absorption there for added comfort.
And we have got some perforations here on the upper to allow for more breathability, so some nice features there in the insole.
Moving down to the outsole. We have got Oboz Granite Peak outsole. It is a really toothy and rugged looking tread. It has got a nice TPU chassis built in with that. It is going to help to protect your foot from any underfoot stone bruising as well as giving the boots some extra stability and torsional rigidity without inhibiting the flex. Now the out-sole itself is nice. It has got directional four millimeter lugs. They are self cleaning lugs. And, like I said, they are very toothy. So they are going to provide really nice grip on the trails.
Another neat feature about this tread is that it comes up around the side. It is a pretty cool system. So if you are on an off camber trail or potentially a crooked trail or, you know, doing some switch backs, it is going to provide good grip on the sides of the boot as well as the underside. So pretty nice features there. You get a really neat full wrap when it comes to the tread of the boot.
So there you have it. It is the Oboz Bridger Mid BDry. It is a great, durable backpacking boot that is suitable of hikers, backpackers or anyone who just needs trail worthy performance.