Danner recently released their newest boot to date, the Tachyon. The Tachyon weighs a combined 26 ounces while most pairs of boots on the market weigh at least double that. This makes Danner’s Tachyon the lightest boot currently on the market and the lightest boot Danner has ever made. Danner designed this boot to be as lightweight as possible without sacrificing the durability they are known for.
Danner was able make the Tachyon extremely light by using lightweight synthetic materials and minimizing the usage of leather, thus allowing the boot to have a faster dry time. The Tachyon has a primarily semi-rigid construction. There are no plastic or metal inserts in the toecap for protection, this minimizes the weight as much as possible. The toecap does have additional abrasion resistance on the tip to help with the durability of the boot. When laced properly, the Tachyon provides excellent ankle support.
The Tachyons have a fully rubberized Danner outsole. The outsole of the Tachyon is geared for more urban and desert environments. The cushioning of the boot consists of an EVA midsole with an integrated EVA strobel board allows the boot to have a more flexible feel. This allows the boot to flex with your feet when kneeling or going up inclines. This in direct contrast to many other boots where the boot has a stiff feel and inhibits your range of motion.
The Tachyons performed excellently when hiking and even in just everyday usage. Tachyons are so incredibly light that they felt odd on my feet at first. After getting used to the Tachyons and wearing another pair of boots, I began to realize how heavy others boots are in comparison to the Tachyons. One boot from my regular pair of boots weighs more than a pair of Tachyons, so the difference is very noticeable when switching to the Tachyons. I really enjoyed the flexibility and support that the Tachyons provided. I have had many pairs of boots that offer great support, but they feel uncomfortably stiff. Danner has balanced out flexibility and support beautifully to create a very comfortable boot. Danner has truly created the lightest boot on the market and frankly the lightest boot that I have ever used. The Danner Tachyons are available in Tan, Sage Green, and Black with a retail MSRP of $139.95. They can be purchased directly from Danner or from many of their retailers.
Thanks to Danner for setting up GWR with a pair of Tachyons to review.