Danner Light / Khaki
As far as this boot is concerned, it's still the golden era of backpacking. To build it, Danner bootmakers sought out leathers similar to those used on the original Danner Light, introduced in 1978. This classic-inspired boot features stitchdown construction and a Vibram Kletterlift outsole for stable traction on a variety of terrain. The Danner Light Khaki is still built by hand, in their Portland, Oregon factory with rich full grain leather, denier nylon panels and a waterproof GORE-TEX liner.