Photo: Vasque

You know how important having the right gear on the trail can be. And how every ounce counts.

Forty-five year old hiking footwear company, Vasque, knows this too, and their new Taku GTX boot is perfect for the adventurer who needs superior protection and grip, without feeling like they’re wearing a pair of concrete shoes.

The newest addition to their highly successful and popular Breeze line, the Taku features classic heritage styling with oiled natural leather uppers, a dual density EVA footbed, molded rubber toe bumper and new Vibram Neo Day Hiker high traction outsole, all while weighing in at a scant 39 ounces.

That should keep your feet happy on long trails. ($165)