Backpacking boots are boots that are meant to be worn for outdoor activity such as backpacking trips. Backpacking boots are often water resistant or waterproof boots, and these boots include performance features to allow hiking over rough terrain. Backpacking boots may also be called hiking boots.
About Water Resistant:
Water resistant materials deflect and resist water and cause the article to not become bogged or soaked with water. Water resistant material is common in athletic apparel, outerwear, footwear or bags.