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Old 10-15-2019, 02:59 PM   #1
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Winter boots

I wanted to start a new thread for winter boots, since the info I dug up using the search engine was at least a decade or more old, and most of the boots aren't made anymore and the links were dead.

This is the year I want to do some winter camping, but in the past my hunting boots didn't cut it, temperature wise. I know pack boots are generally warmest, but not easy to hike in. Any suggestions for something that I can hike in that will also be warm when just hanging around camp? What is everyone wearing these days?
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Old 10-15-2019, 03:39 PM   #2
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I have a pair of Salomon winter hiking boots that work well.
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:11 PM   #3
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I have a pair of Salomon winter hiking boots that work well.
You know the model?
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:35 PM   #4
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https://www.backcountry.com/salomon-...-gtx-boot-mens
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Hiking and/or snowshoeing?
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:02 PM   #6
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I like to do a lot of off-trail hiking but I’ve been using a pair of these (mostly year round) for the past couple years. Warm, dry, & lightweight. https://www.google.com/search?client...EW&pie=plaji-i I bought a size big & wear two layers of socks... Usually just cotton socks in the warmer months, merino wool in colder temps. For lounging in camp & late night/early morning pee trips I just use a comfy pair of a lightweight Sketchers slip-ons.
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I like to do a lot of off-trail hiking but I’ve been using a pair of these (mostly year round) for the past couple years. Warm, dry, & lightweight. https://www.google.com/search?client...EW&pie=plaji-i I bought a size big & wear two layers of socks... Usually just cotton socks in the warmer months, merino wool in colder temps. For lounging in camp & late night/early morning pee trips I just use a comfy pair of a lightweight Sketchers slip-ons.

Justin,
Do you use those boots for snowshoeing and winter camping?
Is your link supposed to go to The Columbia Bugaboot III's...
or the Bugaboot Plus III Omni-Heat...?

Or are they the same boot?
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Old 01-16-2020, 07:34 AM   #8
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Winter boots

I had purchased a pair of Baffin Snow Monster boots and the eyelets pulled right out of the leather trying them on the first time. I can't have equipment failure
such as this so I returned them for the Baffin Control Winter Max. These I believe are the same boot as the Snow Monster except the lacing system is more generic.
I thought the Snow Monster would have had more support the way they were designed but not ever knowing when an eyelet would pull out concerned me.
Regarding sizing defiantly order a size up especially if you wear more then one pair of socks which I hope these are warm enough so that's not necessary.
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I had purchased a pair of Baffin Snow Monster boots and the eyelets pulled right out of the leather trying them on the first time. I can't have equipment failure
such as this so I returned them for the Baffin Control Winter Max. These I believe are the same boot as the Snow Monster except the lacing system is more generic.
I thought the Snow Monster would have had more support the way they were designed but not ever knowing when an eyelet would pull out concerned me.
Regarding sizing defiantly order a size up especially if you wear more then one pair of socks which I hope these are warm enough so that's not necessary.
Interesting! I bought a pair of those as well and ended up sending them back for the same reason. I was hoping that at some point they would have fixed that, since the complaints on eyelets seem to have been around since the boot was first introduced. I've been pretty happy with the Salomon's so far, but I haven't really put them to the test on a hike or sitting around. They do seem to run small. I ended up with a full size larger than usual.
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Hiking
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Hiking and/or snowshoeing?
Ideally, yes.
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Old 10-15-2019, 09:05 PM   #12
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For me it's pac boots JohnnyV. Yes they are heavy and cumbersome but warm feet are more important to me than weight in winter. Schnee's makes an awesome boot. I do own a pair of Lowa GTX boots that I used before switching to the pacs. They are pretty good too.
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:17 PM   #13
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Kenetrek also makes a fine boot.
If a Pac boot is acceptable-Kamik makes a 'Nation Wide' and a similar model, I think its Nation Pro, that are warm, dry and lighter than other pac boots. I own the one...and along with a pair of Russian hand made wool insulated boots are my go to snowshoeing boot but the latter aren't for hiking, too slippery, just snowshoeing.
LL Bean has both faux fur lined and insulated light pac boots but owning both I think the -f temperature rating is off but friends in Maine love them.
I wore many insulated logger boots and still do and climbed and hiked all over the Dacks while living there for over a decade.
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Kenetrek also makes a fine boot.
If a Pac boot is acceptable-Kamik makes a 'Nation Wide' and a similar model, I think its Nation Pro, that are warm, dry and lighter than other pac boots..
Kenetrek boots look nice, but they are more than I want to spend. I'll check out the Kamik's though. Thanks.
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:12 PM   #15
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Kenetrek also makes a fine boot.
If a Pac boot is acceptable-Kamik makes a 'Nation Wide' and a similar model, I think its Nation Pro, that are warm, dry and lighter than other pac boots. I own the one...and along with a pair of Russian hand made wool insulated boots are my go to snowshoeing boot but the latter aren't for hiking, too slippery, just snowshoeing.
LL Bean has both faux fur lined and insulated light pac boots but owning both I think the -f temperature rating is off but friends in Maine love them.
I wore many insulated logger boots and still do and climbed and hiked all over the Dacks while living there for over a decade.
Not very cold today of course but it was wet and I wore my Kamiks and find them so light and comfortable.
I noticed today, Tractor Supply has boots on sale CHEAP, including some 800 gram waterproof camo boots for something like $40.00. [Edge Brand and others]
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Not very cold today of course but it was wet and I wore my Kamiks and find them so light and comfortable.
I noticed today, Tractor Supply has boots on sale CHEAP, including some 800 gram waterproof camo boots for something like $40.00. [Edge Brand and others]
I'll have to stop over there tomorrow. Thanks for the heads up. Never heard of Edge brand. Last time I looked at their boots, they didn't look like anything I could hike in. More for tree stand sitting maybe..
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I'll have to stop over there tomorrow. Thanks for the heads up. Never heard of Edge brand. Last time I looked at their boots, they didn't look like anything I could hike in. More for tree stand sitting maybe..
They have many online which you can order but can't always see in the store.
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Old 10-16-2019, 08:49 AM   #18
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I bought Keen Men's Summit County boots two winters ago. Dry and warm in snow and mud. Pricy, but I got them marked down to $118.
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I'm a sucker for Flip Flops. Hows that for cheap footwear
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I'm a sucker for Flip Flops. Hows that for cheap footwear
What do you do in the winter? bubble wrap?
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