Product Comparison: Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof vs KEEN Targhee II Mid Waterproof

General Specifications
Moab 2 Mid Waterproof
Targhee II Mid Waterproof
About the Product
Experience out-of-the-box comfort in this waterproof hiker. With durable leathers, a supportive footbed, and Vibram® traction, all in a versatile package, you won't doubt why Moab stands for MOTHER OF ALL BOOTS™.
This waterproof hiking boot keeps your feet dry and lets them breathe, and the aggressive outsole bites into the terrain. It's built for all-day comfort, and the mid-cut height adds ankle support.
Key Specs
Day hiking
Day hiking
Upper Material
Nubuck leather
Outsole Material
Non-marking rubber
Sizing Chart
7 D(M) - 15 D(M) US
7 D(M) - 17 D(M) US
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot
  • The material was how it should be and didn’t bunch at all when the laces were tightened.
  • Beautiful materials, great gripping soles. They're lightweight and I honestly feel like I'm walking on cushions.
  • I’m an auto estimator for a major insurance company and I spend most of my work day on my feet in various floor materials, from dirt to gravel to black top to concrete and these keep my feet comfortable all day.
  • These boots are sturdy and made of quality materials. Love them. These are my 2nd pair.
  • They fit me perfectly, and I'm happy with them. The only concern is the metal clip at the top of the ankle.
KEEN Targhee II Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot
  • I think these look great. I love the Copper color and the materials look great.
  • The shoes are built tough. Uppers look really good after 18 months.
  • The fabric, leather, and "other" materials are all well-conceived and well-used. I am hard on boots and prefer few metal and plastic parts that can bend or break.
  • The black rubber sole started to separate from the bottom of both shoes after about six months and by ten months, it was hanging and flapping.
  • First off, I get that their hiking boots and that it's a leather material so anything that touches it is going to scar it up. Unfortunately, the pair I got looks like someone got it, wore it for a bit, and then returned it. It's as simple as that.
Size & Weight
5 in.
5 in.
14 in.
14 in.
10 in.
10 in.
36 oz.
34.8 oz.
Black Olive/Yellow
Footwear Closure
Internal Support
Nylon shank
Torsion stability ESS shank
Dual density compression molded EVA
Padded collar
Padded collar
Crampon Compatible
Vibram Multi-Sport TC5+ rubber outsole, Protective rubber toe cap, Breathable mesh lining, 5mm lug depth
4mm multi directional lugs, Contoured heel lock, Torsion stability ESS shank
What customers say about "Features"
Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot
  • These are my most comfortable boots and truly waterproof.
  • I find these Moab 2's extremely comfortable and lightweight. I did a 5 mile hike in them and two days of deer hunting and they caused me no unusual foot pains. Spot on, again.
  • Very comfortable. Right amount of cushioning and support. And my feet never felt cramped even after spending an entire day in them.
  • They feel fantastic! Very comfortable, great traction up and downhill, and I even dipped my foot in the pool to test the water resistant quality's! Overall an awesome hiking boot!
  • The boots are quite comfortable, but are NOT WATERPROOF, as advertised.
KEEN Targhee II Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot
  • They are a heavier boot than anticipated but in general were still comfortable for daily use.
  • These are my second pair of Keens Targhee... I love them and they feel so very comfortable.
  • I’ve been wearing Keen boots for many years. They are exceptionally comfortable and are the only boots I’ve found with a wide enough toe box to accommodate my broken toe.
  • They are very comfortable, support and grip well. It would be great if they made them last longer.
  • This is the 3rd or 4th pair of Keens I have bought my husband. He raves about their comfort, and he wears them all day at work 10 plus hours a day on his feet! Unfortunately, the last 2 pairs we have purchased have fallen apart within 30 days!
Other Information

Other reviews