Danner Elk Hunter
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: $270+
This is my third pair and first off I would not spend that much money on boots, but I hunt elk and that means lots of miles thru the woods in all kinds of weather. I have hunted in two feet of snow and they work great. I have clock my miles and I average 16 miles a day and with these I don't even worry about it. They are my most important hunting asset.
Overall...an OK boot. I've had a pair for three years and have noticed the knobs on the front mid-soles have "popped" off leaving little traction surface. Not safe to hunt with this year. Something you may want to consider if you hunt in steep rocky country.
Use: rough elk hunting country
Break-in Period: took me only a month of light use
Weight: 3.4 lbs
Price Paid: $169 insulated, $139 not
very waterproof, warm with the gore-tex liner, but don't breathe well. got stinkfoot often. very comfortable and durable. the soles are thick and grip well.
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