Use: hiking/mountaineering/showshoeing,crampon compatible
Break-in Period: instant
Weight: 4lb 6oz
Price Paid: $120
I put these boots to the test. I spent 3 nights and 4 days climbing Mt Whitney in the middle of February in these boots. They surpassed my expectations. I put on a pair of Black Diamond 10 Point Neve crampons on and they worked great with this boot. Camp 12 point will also work. Snow shoes were no problem.
The boots were comfortable the whole trip and I did not get any blisters. Used one pair of Smartwool med. socks. Without gaitors the boots breathed well. When I used OR gaitors I sweated through the boots on the hikes and 15 degree weather never allowed the boots to dry out but my feet were never cold. Crossed streams with snow shoes on and they never leaked. Climbing out of a sleeping bag in the morning to put on frozen boots is no fun but amazingly my feet warmed the boots and the toes were toasty.
Others had mountaineering boots and I did not but these boots rocked the whole trip. It took 3 days for them to dry out when I got home but my feet never knew they were damp from sweat on the mountain. I will use these again on my next trip climbing San Jacinto and Mt Baldy.
If you can't afford $300 mountaineering boots these will get the job done without disappointment. Great boot, well worth every dollar.
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Rugged and durable, this waterproof boot features a built-in gaiter, molded EVA comfort footbed, multidirectional rubber lug outsole, and Thinsulate Ultra insulation to ensure that feet stay secure, warm, dry and protected during demanding activities in extremely cold winter weather.
The Sorel Conquest winter boots were designed to dominate cold, snowy winter temperatures down to -60degF. Waterproof full-grain leather uppers sit atop handcrafted waterproof shells for superior protection against the elements. Built-in gaiters help seal out snow with drawstring collars with barrel-lock closures; seam-sealed contstruction minimizes leakage. Insulated with 400g Thinsulate(R) Ultra Insulation polyester fibers for non-bulky warmth. Molded EVA midsoles deliver cushy comfort underfoot and improve thermal protection. Achilles adjustment straps enhance fit; steel shanks enhance support and rigidity. Sorel Conquest winter boots feature aggressive, multidirectional lugs to enhance traction on slippery surfaces.
Deep-snow pursuits demand the inferno of warmth within the waterproof Sorel Men's Conquest Boot. Slip your feet inside this fortress for your next winter snowshoeing trip, and you'll be blown away by the light weight, indestructible build, and supportive Achilles strap, not to mention the 400g Thinsulate insulation standing guard between your dogs and the bitter cold outside. Go ahead and plow through the deepest drift at full speed--the Conquest's grippy lugged outsole keeps you as surefooted as a mountain goat while the integrated calf gaiter draws tight to lock out snow.
This seam-sealed, fully waterproof, insulated boot features a built-in gaiter, adjustable achilles strap and an EVA midsole for unparalleled Sorel comfort. Rated to -40F (-40C).
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