User Review: Keen Men's Oregon PCT
Materials: Leather, Keen-dry,
Use: Short hikes, long hikes, and messy weather hikes on rough trails
Break-in Period: 5 minutes! haha. No time at all!
Weight: 3 pounds
Price Paid: $160
I recently purchased these boots for hiking and backpacking. Not five minutes after I paid for them, they were on my feet. I went for a stroll around the mall and was amazed at how comfortable they were right out of the box.
They have a roomy toebox which is great for downhill hikes and they are crafted of very solid materials. I have warn them on several outdoor excursions in moderate to snowy, icy weather and they performed better than I ever would have dreamed. I added a few coats of Snow-Seal Beeswax to mine the night I got them (though they probably didn't need it) to keep the leather from getting saturated too much and splashes just bead up and run right off of them. Yet, they breathe well so your feet stay dry and don't stink.
The lug pattern is self cleaning and has excellent grip even on wet rocks. I have to say the lacing system is a little funky but the lace hooks are solid as a rock and the leather and upper materials are nicely crafted and very brawny. I am a huge fan of the rubber toe guard as that is where most of my leather boots have failed in the past simply by wearing through. This is a great addition for the health of your toes and for the longlasting-ness of the boots. They are great!
After these wear off of my feet I WILL be getting another pair!