Reviews

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Rubber lower cracked. I had a pair of the original…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $65 ?

Summary

Rubber lower cracked.

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Warm
  • Easy to put on and off

Cons

  • Defecrive rubber lower

I had a pair of the original Chilkats. I really liked them, but after a short period of time the lower rubber portion cracked.

I took a chance again when they came out with the Chillkat ll. I really liked them and figured NF fixed the issue. NOT!! Same thing different boot.

Really, North Face! Really!

Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

Welcome to Trailspace, Brian. Sorry to hear about these boots' failure.


2 months ago
G00SE MODERATOR

Thanks for the review. I'm never buying NF boots!


2 months ago
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The Rubber part are Rubbish! I have had my North Face…

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Summary

The Rubber part are Rubbish!

Pros

  • Looks nice

Cons

  • Poor materials
  • Doesn't last

I have had my North Face boots for about three years. Last week when I took them out of the closet to wear in the snow, the rubber lower and leather upper separated. The rubber completely deteriorated from indoor storage.

What crap these turned out to be for an expensive boot. All the rubber on the boot is falling apart. DON'T BUY. Shame on you, North Face. I'll get my next pair from LL Bean. They actually stand behind their product.

G00SE MODERATOR

Welcome to Trailspace, Trevor. I'm no NorthFace fan to begin with, but these boots seem to really suck! Thanks for posting.


2 months ago
Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

Welcome to Trailspace, Trevor. You are not alone in your disappointment with these boots.


2 months ago
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Rubber upper boot fell apart. I just pulled out my…

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100

Summary

Rubber upper boot fell apart.

I just pulled out my North Face Chilkats boots. The rubber completely fell apart in my hands. I have never seen anything like this.

Very disappointed, and I paid a lot for these boots. I kept these boots in my closet in the house. The boots were rarely used.  

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Wore these boots 3-4 times a year for three years.

Rating: rated 1 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $90

Summary

Wore these boots 3-4 times a year for three years. Last snowstorm, while walking, the rubber cracked starting at the toe. Junk!!!!!!!!

Pros

  • None

Cons

  • Don't go on an expedition with these, you'll die!

Junk!

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Comfortable and warm, but lasted 20 minutes walking.

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $50

Summary

Comfortable and warm, but lasted 20 minutes walking.

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Rubbish quality

Bought these boots to wear when snowboarding, but decided to wear them out walking. They lasted 20 minutes before the right toe area completely split. Such a shame as lovely comfortable boot. North Face quality!!

Alicia TRAILSPACE STAFF

Welcome to Trailspace, Mark. I'm sorry to hear you had such a poor experience with these boots. Were you able to get any response from TNF? https://www.thenorthface.com/help/warranty.html


7 months ago
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Do not buy them. Wore them once in the snow, seemed…

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Over $200

Summary

Do not buy them. Wore them once in the snow, seemed fine. Second time I wore them the whole upper section came off.

Pros

  • Looks

Cons

  • Fell apart after normal use!

Buy a Euro brand. NF, shame on you!

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Split apart at the rubber/leather seam. NF told me…

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: ~$165

Summary

Split apart at the rubber/leather seam. NF told me to go fly a kite. What a joke, because they are warm, waterproof*, and cozy. Up until they fall apart for no reason.

Bye bye, North Face. Never again.

Pros

  • Big time name on your boot

Cons

  • Made in China
  • Won't last

Comfy and warm, until you decide to not wear them. Then they fall apart. Thanks, North Face. I'll be shipping you none of my business for the rest of my life. 

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Same thing happened to me ... I had these and only…

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100

Summary

Same thing happened to me ... I had these and only wore a few times bc I have really cute coach boots and last year we didn't have much snow and this year we didn't have much snow.

I got them out of my closet for the second time this year and they cracked same place as all of the others. I am so disappointed bc I loved these for really cold days. Seems to me there is a defect!!!!

Same thing happened to mine!! Seems to be a defect if it happened to so many. They should give people their money back! VERY disappointed.

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My boots also fell apart in the same place. I've had…

Rating: rated 1 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $62

Summary

My boots also fell apart in the same place.

Pros

  • Great traction and warm

Cons

  • They fell apart. Hardly worn, kept in closet next to my L.L. Bean boots.

I've had these boots for a few years. Hardly wear them. Have always worn L.L. Bean boots, but a few years ago I ran into these and thought I'd try them. Didn't have the need to use them a lot until this winter.

Got them out of my closet sitting next to my other boots. Second day wearing them they fell apart where the leather meets the rubber. Never had a pair of boots do this. I've read other complaints about this and North Face says it's a storage issue and won't do anything after a year. Bad business! My L.L. Bean boots I've had for 10 years and they are still perfect.

Nice job, North Face. You just gave L.L. Bean more of your customers!!!! You are misleading consumers with products that don't last. I know there are people who haven't had any issues with these boots, so you should be taking care of your customers that do.

Clearly there is a defect in the material or just bad quality. Just not the way to deal with defected products with consumers. PERIOD.

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Fell apart in my closet!!!!!! They fell a part in…

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $300

Summary

Fell apart in my closet!!!!!!

Cons

  • Crap!!!!!

They fell a part in my closet after a couple years of very light use!!!!

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North Face Baltoro 200 — same mold — same exact…

Rating: rated 1 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $110

Summary

North Face Baltoro 200 — same mold — same exact problem - actually happen in front of my own eyes during ONE day...

Pros

  • Warm
  • Fit well

Cons

  • Within 1 year Disposable shoe?


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Complete Rubbish, so disappointed with my North Face…

Rating: rated 1 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $180

Summary

Complete Rubbish, so disappointed with my North Face Chilkats. My boots were stored with the rest of my gear. Took them out for the first time and the boots split so badly two hours into the walk that I was not sure if they were going to stay on my feet. The rubber section just fall apart. Never seen anything like it. Ripped off.

Pros

  • Look great

Cons

  • Taiwan RUBBISH

Save your money and don't purchase any of the crap.

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Wore them twice and the side split from the sole.

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: too much

Summary

Wore them twice and the side split from the sole.

Pros

  • none

Cons

  • cheaply made and garbage

I bought these to wear when hunting in Michigan.

They came out of the closet twice. Once to wear in the house and once to go to a friend's.

She noticed that the side had split open at the sole from toe to heel.

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My wife bought a pair for herself. She liked them…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Materials: leather or Gore-tex
Use: Day hikes, foul weather gear, snow boots
Break-in Period: 0 days 0 blisters
Weight: 4 pounds I believe
Price Paid: $45

My wife bought a pair for herself. She liked them so bought a pair for me. I liked them, so we bought a pair for her parents in Poland. I'm going to keep this short... quite simply the most comfortable, warm, and waterproof boots I have ever purchased!

-1

Good looking boot, and felt great on the feet, but…

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $140

Summary

Good looking boot, and felt great on the feet, but just like all the others, mine also fell apart after just sitting in my closest with very little use.

Pros

  • Great for keeping your feet airy as they fall apart

Cons

  • Wondering if you'll make it home on busted boots

Fit: Fine

Comfort: Started out great, but got even better when the boot split apart.

Water resistance: Very poor as the fell apart.

I'd post pictures, but you'd swear I just copied and pasted from those already shown. Mine also had very little use, and split like Chinese rubber. Good bye, North Face.

rated 1.00 of 5 stars All Chilkats versions

In addition to the 15 men's reviews above, there are 5 reviews for other versions of the Chilkats. Read all reviews »

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The North Face Men's Chilkats

Discontinued

The Men's Chilkats has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$15.06 - $100.00

The North Face Men's Chilkats is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen October 30, 2013 at EMS.

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