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Clarion GTX

$169.99 USD MSRP

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Clarion GTX

Features: Waterproof | Widths

$169.99 USD MSRP

Rated 5 out of 5 by 2 reviewers.

In the ‘90s we took the latest materials and devoted ourselves to creating a lighter boot, a waterproof alternative to heavier leather models. The Clarion became another Vasque waypoint—lightweight, weatherproof, nimble, and comfortable. We changed backpacking. We still offer the time-tested Clarion, for the classically minded and anyone interested in a durable, lightweight rig worthy of a breakthrough adventure.

MEN'S MEDIUM: 7 | 7.5 | 8 | 8.5 | 9 | 9.5 | 10 | 10.5 | 11 | 11.5 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15
MEN'S WIDE: 8 | 8.5 | 9 | 9.5 | 10 | 10.5 | 11 | 11.5 | 12 | 13

Brown / Rosin
Brown / Rosin
  • Backpacking
  • Classic styling
  • Unique fit for high volume feet
  • Supportive upper
  • Lightweight
  • GORE-TEX® with Performance Comfort Technology
  • WEIGHT : 3 lbs. 1 oz. (1389g)
  • LAST : Clarion
  • UPPER : 2.4mm Waterproof Nubuck Leather, Nylon
  • FOOTBED : Dual Density EVA
  • MIDSOLE : Molded Polyurethane
  • OUTSOLE : Vasque Tri-V Lug

A blend of 2.4mm waterproof nubuck leather and abrasion resistant nylon fabric come together to create one of lightest backpacking boots in our line. More supportive PU foam is used in the collar of the boot for those carrying heavy loads or backpackers preferring extra ankle protection. GORE-TEX® waterproof membrane keeps the foot dry and comfortable.


The classic Vasque Tri-V lug rubber sole utilizes multidirectional lugs for excellent traction during toe off as well as braking and broader perimeter lugs deliver trail stability. A molded polyurethane midsole cradles the foot and provides long term durability and torsional stability.

Rated 5 out of 5 by My favorite boots I first purchased a pair of these in the late 90's for a 50 mile backpacking trip at Philmont Scout ranch. Best boots I've ever worn. I wear them about 360 days a year. All shoes wear out, but with the way I beat these up they still last about 3 years. I'm currently on my 5th pair (almost time for #6) and am still very satisfied. June 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Speechless! Time tested for sure! My mom bought me a pair of these boots in 2002 when I was 14. Had them on today while bank fishing and was happy all day! In 12 years the only thing I have done to these boots is buy new laces just one time. I have worn them backpacking, fishing, around town, on campus, in a metal foundry. There's not a thing these boots and I haven't been through. Stood in 4" of lake water today for about 20 min and still dry to the bone. Even with many miles on them I still have plenty of tread left. The liner is still in good shape. The only thing starting to go wrong is a small part of the outside of the the midsole is deteriorating, but can you blame the boots after 12 years of abuse! Im buying snake boots now since I was almost bitten by about a 6ft western diamondback at the reservior. That's the only thing that made me even inspect my boots and notice the midsole. If Vasque made snake proof boots I'd buy them without question. Thank you for such an amazing boot! Keep making these and ill buy another pair in a couple years! May 24, 2014
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