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Reviewers Paid: $169.00-$270.00
Overall...an OK boot. I've had a pair for three years and have noticed the knobs on the front mid-soles have "popped" off leaving little traction surface. Not safe to hunt with this year. Something you may want to consider if you hunt in steep rocky country.
This is my third pair and first off I would not spend that much money on boots, but I hunt elk and that means lots of miles thru the woods in all kinds of weather. I have hunted in two feet of snow and they work great. I have clock my miles and I average 16 miles a day and with these I don't even worry about it. They are my most important hunting asset.
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: $270+
very waterproof, warm with the gore-tex liner, but don't breathe well. got stinkfoot often. very comfortable and durable. the soles are thick and grip well.
Use: rough elk hunting country
Break-in Period: took me only a month of light use
Weight: 3.4 lbs
Price Paid: $169 insulated, $139 not