Materials: Leather inside and out insulated with wool
Use: hunting off trails
Break-in Period: three days
Price Paid: $351
They are well built with thick leather. The tongue lays right in around the leg. I have been wearing them in rain the whole break in period. They are not waterproof but do shed well when treated prior to use. The sole is advertised as having lateral gripping bars for walking on wet, slick trees. I was sceptacle. They work great. I puposely walked on completely bare,wet, slimy logs. I did not slip. I have yet to ford a creek yet with them but I'm intrested to see how they work on wet rocks.
Overal I am very satisfied with them so far.
Materials: Leather and wool
Use: Hunting chuckar and deer
Break-in Period: unknown
Price Paid: $300
I had these boots for one hunting season and never felt comfortable in them. The leather was of excellent quality, but the tongue had Filson's tin cloth on the sides which folded oddly and caused pain in my ankles. Also the leather lining folded oddly and poked my heels, causing blisters even after the boots were "broken in". I also didn't like the design of the boot in that the heel seemed too high and the front end too narrow. I would suggest Filson, keep the leather, but start from scratch with a new design.
Use: rough trail/mud/snow
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: $300
I feel that filson really cut corners when they included tin cloth in their tongue system. They leak at the gusset. The leather is good quality and I think the wool used to insulate was good. I administer 43 reservoirs on national forest and I use them in all types of weather and in rough terrain. The seam at the top of the tin cloth is uncomfortable and they sewed a wrinkle in the tongue of one. They will get these back. I think they would be a great boot at half the current price.
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