Salomon Toundra Mid WP
Price Paid: $180
Best winter rambling boots, period. I have had these for 3 months. Snowshoeing in the White Mts of NH, rambles in Maine, sub 0 temperatures on an organic farm in upstate NY, and a few midnight excursions into the wilderness cover a few of the activities I have used these boots for.
A pair of wool socks underneath keep feet quite warm (not overheating). Best pair of winter ramble boots around.
Only criticism I have is that fact that some time and ideas need to go to the lacing system. If you spend hours immersed in nature, these are the boots for you. Except no substitute.
And Salomon, if you need any one to test gear, sign me up. Be well!
Use: Keeping my feet from falling off when it's -55celsius out
Break-in Period: none
Weight: lighter than you'd believe
Price Paid: Pro-Deal
Get this boot.
No seriously, that is the review. Get them.
What? You want to know why? Ok...
-They are light. For how tall and warm these boots are, they are surprisingly light.
-Ease of entry. Laces are easy and quick to do up for such a tall boot, and the boot really helps you when you are pulling them on or off.
-Warm! I haven't tried it yet. But I could probably stand in a snowbank all day with these on, and my feet definitely will not be cold. Plus, even when I was running hard, trying to test these boots, I did not feel like my feet were sweating too much.
-Functional. Windproof, snowproof, waterproof, great traction on snow and ice. If you're buying this boot, you probably need it.
So again, go buy them. Your feet will thank you if they spend anytime outdoors in the snow and cold.
Oh one thing tho, these boots feel great with a roomier fit. I usually wear a size 9 in boots, but I got these in a size 10 and they fit amazingly well.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The Salomon Toundra Mid WP Men's Snow Boot is built for extreme environments. Designed to keep feet warm to -40C/-40F. This boot can handle anything you can throw at it when winter is concerned. The Toundra is the warmest boot Salomon makes.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
Winter weather won't keep you city-bound when you're equipped with the Salomon's Toundra Mid WP Winter Boot for Men. The Toundra's advanced, nanotechnology-based Aerogels insulation handles extreme temperatures without weighing you down; extra warmth is provided by the faux-fur lining. Wet feet are a thing of the past thanks to the waterproof membrane.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Salomon Men's Toundra Mid WP Boot DECENT FEATURES of the Salomon Men's Toundra Mid WP Boot Gusseted tongue Protective rubber toe cap Protective rubber heel cap External heel counter Furry lining Syntetic fur Aerogels Insulation Waterproof Non marking Winter Contagrip Molded EVA Die cut EVA Heel foam -40degC / -40degF The SPECS of the Salomon Men's Toundra Mid WP Boot Weight: 580 g Midsole Height: 8mm-23mm
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
It could be because this boot is at home both in town, and on the tundra, that they named it the Men's Salomon Toundra Mid WP Winter Boot. Or maybe someone hiccupped when they were typing it, either way, this stout waterproof boot is comfort rated to negative 40 degrees F thanks to an insulation initially developed for NASA spacesuits and now used by Salomon. Synthetic leather and nylon make up the outer layer, while a plush synthetic fur helps trap additional heat inside the boot. Then there's the Spaceloft insulation between. All this sits atop a die cut EVA footbed and a molded EVA midsole. Then there's the protective rubber toe and heel caps, and the non-marking Winter Contagrip rubber outsole. From snowmobiling in Alaska, to an evening traipsing through the slush in NYC, lace up the Toundra Mid WP Winter Boot for men from Salomon.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version