Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal

Columbia Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal

Lightweight and comfortable, this classic 2-strap sandal has ports built into the midsole to drain water quickly and promote airflow making them the ideal choice for active days in warm weather. Adjustable straps lock feet securely into place and the high-traction rubber outsole provides great grip over a variety of surfaces.
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4.238 / 5
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15 out of 21(71%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal
Review 1 for Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Not comfortable

PostedFebruary 22, 2014
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Location: New Richmond, Oh.
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
These sandals are quite uncomfortable on bare feet, okay with shorty socks, but who wears socks with sandals? The leather sandals are far more comfortable
I do not recommend this product.
-8points
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Review 2 for Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great pair of sandals

PostedOctober 30, 2014
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Location: Sac, CA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Exactly as described. Happy with purchase. All great shoes take a while to break in (water helps).
I would recommend this product.
-3points
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Review 3 for Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Good Waterproof Sandal

PostedAugust 5, 2014
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Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I agree with the previous view that these sandals were uncomfortable at first...they definitely need to be broken in. This took just a day or two. Water drains quickly from these sandals. I purposely purchased these for doing some hiking in water, up river and waterfalls. The grip in water was really good. Didn't slip on wet rocks.
They were perfect for what I needed them for.
I would recommend this product.
+8points
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Review 4 for Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Excellent, as always

PostedDecember 5, 2014
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Location: San Diego
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I have several Techsun sandals, but never before the Vent variant. They are always excellent, and this one is no exception. They are extremely durable, which is how I came to have several pairs. They are extremely comfortable. I like them because they are waterproof, light, fit well, and never wear out! And to me they look good.
For me they fit true to size or even slightly large: I take 7 1/2 to 8 in a shoe, but the size 7 always fits perfectly in this sandal.
I would recommend this product.
+5points
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Review 5 for Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Love'em!

PostedJanuary 28, 2015
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Location: Missoula, MT
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought these for a trip to Africa, and just received them. They feel and fit correctly and comfortably. I wear a size 9 shoe in everything I buy and these were no exception.
They look great and fit my outdoor style pretty good. I love the drains on the sides and bottom for any type of water I may encounter...and I wanted these with the ankle strap as I have inverted my ankle on multiple occasions before and like to have a little extra support sometimes depending on the terrain i'm in. So that was a nice option to have.
I also bought the regular flip-flop style version of this same sandal for more casual wear around the hut. They are equally nice!
These are very lightweight and I expect them to last a while overseas, can't wait to put them to the test!
I would recommend this product.
+4points
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Review 6 for Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Columbia standard product

PostedJune 7, 2015
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Location: india, Karnataka
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Material Used Are So Good. It can be used for any type of functions. Looks wonderful on jeans.I have been using for 10 days & I don't have any complaints. It's 100% Waterproof
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 7 for Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Rugged but somewhat uncomfortable

PostedJune 11, 2015
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Location: Morton, IL, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Maybe it's too soon to review these because they might get more comfortable as I wear them longer. They're well made & water resistant but have many rough edges on the straps that rub on my feet. It's probably just a characteristic of the materials used to make them but I can't give a recommendation yet. I have a couple of other sandals, maybe not as rugged but a lot more comfortable!
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Very compfortable product

PostedJuly 17, 2015
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Location: Jasper, GA, USA
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Very happy with the product
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 9 for Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great shoe

PostedJuly 7, 2015
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Location: ar
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
bought these for my husband for the lake. He loved them. They are very comfortable & durable for any type of water use.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 10 for Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal
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2 / 5
2 / 5

poor quality Techsun Vent mens sandal.

PostedJuly 19, 2015
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Location: Desert Hot Springs, CA, USA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
I was excited to wear the what were the best sandals for wet conditions & stellar cushioning....I bought 2 pair.
The bottom came unglued....
Poor quality or 1 bad pair....I am calling Columbia tomorrow......
1st time I have had a Columbia bad quality...I have bought Columbia for 35 years.....
I will review their customer service asap...
Rick Miller... Palm Springs,Ca
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal
Overall Rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

Won't let you down

PostedAugust 10, 2015
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Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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Worked outside all summer walking around in river mud, still wear these everyday and are just about good as new after you take a hose to them. Pretty stiff at first, takes some time to break in but once you do are very comfortable.
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 12 for Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Big Foot likes these sandals.

PostedOctober 8, 2015
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Location: Friedens, PA 15541, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
My husband wears a size 15 and it is very difficult for him to find sandals that fit and of good quality that don't cost an arm, leg, and a foot. I ordered him a pair for his birthday and he called and ordered 2 more pair because they fit and are of good quality for only $50.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal
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3 / 5
3 / 5

the straps seem to be short

PostedDecember 21, 2015
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Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs Small
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Your product arrived in perfect condicions and in the correct size (8) I purchased.
However, the straps seem to be short, because they doesn't fit securely and it releases the hoop-and-loop closure while walking, making it hard to walk with them.
I'm enclosing a picture of the sttraps in use.
Sincerley yours,
Julio Fein
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

better than the rest

PostedSeptember 1, 2015
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Location: Philippines
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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bought these babies and wore them after paying. it feels so comfortable, soft. super flexible and fits well.. better than the other outdoor sandals that i had. definitely get another pair soon!
I would recommend this product.
+1point
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Review 15 for Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

This product has great features

PostedJanuary 3, 2016
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User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This product has great features
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 16 for Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

The best sandals ever

PostedAugust 13, 2015
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Location: Highland Park, NJ, USA
Outdoor Experience:Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I like Columbia sandals more than any other because they are light but strong, and their best feature is that they are ergonomically well designed.
I would recommend this product.
+2points
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Review 17 for Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

grrreat

PostedDecember 16, 2015
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Location: Spring Branch, TX 78070, USA
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is the second pair I have purchased. The first pair I ordered the wrong size but I but I like them so much I wore them for the summer before I decided to order the correct size. The new ones fit right and I will keep them until they wear out. Donated the other to Goodwill as they were still in good shape in spite of my spring summer use.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal
Overall Rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

Slippers

PostedMarch 18, 2016
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Location: Ketchum ok
Outdoor Experience:Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Have 2 pairs. The straps keep coming unglued I have to reglue they last for a while
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal
Overall Rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Sandals

PostedAugust 27, 2015
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Location: Madisonville, KY
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee:No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
My only basis for comparison for this sandal is 15 years of wearing TEVAs. There simply is no comparison. I bought these to get me through the remaining 2 months of the Kentucky summer. They will serve that purpose but nothing more.
The sizing is true and they are attractive enough but not well made. Okay for the price.
I do not recommend this product.
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Ratings-only reviews for Men's Techsun™ Vent Sandal
Based on the average of (2) ratings-only reviews
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
2 out of 2 recommend this product