Review: Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX Hiker


When you think of hiking, you might visualize a tedious undertaking. If it rains, hiking through the mud presents a challenge. Not only can it be exceedingly uncomfortable to trudge through ankle-deep puddles, slippery trails, but it can also increase your risk of injury.

However, we can’t change the fact that weather in Malaysia can be unpredicted. Sometimes, it rains a lot in Malaysia, especially without any expectation. Sometimes, the weather gets really dry. Regardless of the weather condition, if you prepare yourself properly, hiking can also be easy, fun, and interesting.

Uneven, craggy, steep, and wet trails, even if you’re well-trained, experienced, can also be challenging and tough. Stepping on top of rocks, moss, loose forest duff or fallen leaves can make hiking even more difficult and hazardous.

Therefore, it is always a smart idea to invest in durable, sturdy, water-resistant hikers to keep mud, rocks, and water from seeping in. You always want to keep your feet dry and comfortable when you’re hiking, especially when you’re walking through the jungly woods.

A breathable, robust pair of hiking boots that can stand up to the elements, like Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX (Gore-Tex) keep us comfortable on the trails. These mid-height GTX hiking boots from Merrell are relatively light and resistant. Let us be more precise!

GORE-TEX waterproof membrane

Crafted with a breathable mesh upper overlaid with synthetic leather, these boots keep our feet cool and comfortable on hot, sunny trails, and dry and breathable on muddy, wet trails. The GORE-TEX membrane provides an innovative waterproof barrier between our feet and the elements.

Bellows tongue, EVA contoured footbed

You don’t have to stress about dirt and debris from the trail making its way into your boots, as the Moab 2 has bellows, closed-cell foam tongue for protection. Constructed with the rubber toe cap, your toes will be protected from getting knocked about, and the EVA contoured footbed supports your arch and heel. On top of that, the EVA midsole gives you comfort and stability.

Vibram soles

Equipped with traction-enhancing Vibram soles with 5mm deep lugs that provide a durable, and slip resistant grip on different surfaces, making travel over long and steep climbs, slippery or tricky terrains dry, warm, and stable.


Cushioning underfoot

It is undoubtedly comfortable right out of the box with a cushioned collar and tongue, protective footbed, and enough flexibility to take straight to the trail. Additionally, there is extra padding in the heel that offers a surprising amount of trail isolation and underfoot protection.

With durable synthetic leather, a supportive footbed, Vibram traction, and the comfort in this GORE-TEX hiker, all in a versatile package, you won’t doubt why Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX is dubbed the MOTHER OF ALL BOOTS.

Main features of Merrell Moab 2 Mid GTX Hiker

  • GORE-TEX waterproof membrane
  • Synthetic leather and mesh upper
  • Bellows, closed-cell foam tongue
  • Protective rubber toe cap
  • Breathable mesh lining
  • Merrell M Select FIT.ECO+
  • Molded nylon arch shank
  • Merrell air cushion
  • EVA midsole
  • Vibram TC5+ sole
  • Weight: 936 gram

Available at Royal Sporting House Malaysia

RRP: RM529