Danner’s Tachyon 8” boots is the perfect solution for trekking in all terrain, but with long distances and hot weather in mind. If you’re looking for a cool and comfortable military style boot in extreme heat, I would have to recommend this. Designed for combat training and daily use for military personnel – these boots will still suit the active civilian that needs durable, sturdy, lightweight and cool comfort in their footwear for active lifestyles. Since I am an outdoors woman, my review is based on civilian hiking, in the Midwest, on rocky and wet terrain next to and crossing rivers and lake sides, with some additional testing in a work environment where bending and standing for 8+ hours at a time.
For women’s sizes, order 2 sizes down. For hiking, I would have to say these are the lightest boots I’ve ever worn. At a total weight of 26 oz., but without sacrificing all of the other features of Danner’s heavy-duty boots, I’d have to give this a full 5 stars.
The upper (the entire boot excluding the bottom), is entirely synthetic, which makes for fastest drying time if you need to cross a river bed. The outsole, which is the part of the boots exposed to wear and tear, are full rubber material which aids in traction and keeps the boot front durable as well. As light tan as the color is, the boot still washes well when I got it completely muddy and took a hose to it and let it air dry.
The toe box and shank retains its shape and maintains good foot support, and makes the long hikes more enjoyable when you aren’t thinking about your feet whatsoever. The 8” boot height supported my ankle well during long hikes, and like I said, in my opinion, the perfect boot is something that you wear and completely forget about when you’re wearing them. There is no inside slippage inside the boots when climbing, even when the boots are wet; and traction was excellent with the deeply designed rugged soles. I went as all out as I could when putting these to the test and I was very pleased.
I have never been disappointed with Danner boots; these are my 2nd – my first was used for hunting –for warmth and all-day comfort, they meet all of the features they promise, I am a loyal Danner customer.