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Kamik Nation Pro

photo: Kamik Nation Pro winter boot

Specs

Price Current Retail: $75.96-$94.99
Historic Range: $67.49-$94.99
Reviewers Paid: $65.00-$89.99

Reviews

2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   2
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Pros

  • They are lightweight, comfortable, relatively waterproof, warm, and affordable. The liner is removable so it can be dried overnight in your sleeping bag if you are using them for winter camping.

Cons

  • The liner gets moist from perspiration and is not as warm after several hours.

I've used these for over two years now and I am very pleased. I also have a pair of Sorel Caribou, but those stay in the closet now that I have these. I can hike all day in them.

I've noticed the liner gets moist from perspiration. When backpacking on one trip my toes got cold in the evening even though the temperature was only about 30°F. I solved this problem by using a vapor barrier and by carrying a spare set of liners (purchased from Kamik website). The moist liners dry overnight in my sleeping bag, plus I have the spare set just in case.

Now I have nice warm feet on my backpacking trips, even on cold mornings (no fun putting on frozen boots). I am very happy with them.

Experience

I use these for hiking and backpacking in the winter. The liner gets damp from perspiration (as do all boots) and loses some insulating properties after several hours. However, this can be minimized on long trips by using a vapor barrier or carrying spare liners. Very happy overall.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: About $65 on sale

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for sharing your first gear review with us, Lawrence! Where do you backpack in winter with these?


4 months ago

These boots are a warm, dry, and light pac boot made by a proven company.

Pros

  • I love their weight
  • Warm with removable liner
  • Waterproof bottoms
  • Water resistant tops

Cons

  • They weren't free.

I like these boots a whole lot. 12 inches high, which is important and standard boot wear to me, prevents snow and water getting in on ankles and stops lots of brush and briar wear on pants.

They are rated for -40°f but I've never had them below about -12°f and they were warm and comfortable.

They fit well out of the box with no problems except maybe with my wide foot they could've been a bit wider but the liner does collapse some after some use, making these quite comfortable.

200 gram removable synthetic liner. I should have bought an extra for when one pair gets wet but they do dry fast.

They have an excellent comfortable footbed...and have great ankle support.

These boots lace up. And are excellent for work [if you need a pac boot they are Much Lighter than say a Sorel and that is important to me and should be to you, ounces matter especially on the feet], hunting, some hiking, and definitely snowshoeing.

These may be as light as the old wool lined, nylon/rubber snowmobile boot.

Traction is VG.

I didn't rate these boots 5 stars only because I haven't had them below -12°f so maybe -40°f is just talk. I don't know...plus everyone is different in cold weather ratings.

Molded Rubber bottoms. Leather uppers are double stitched to bottoms.

Used part of one winter and will be one half of my go-to snowshoeing boots this winter. They show little wear.

Cost [on many  sites] $89.99.

Sorry, I can't post photos at present.

Experience

I've had pac boots off and on since the 1960s and snowshoed since about 1970.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $89.99

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for the review of your Kamiks, Old Guide. Did you know Kamik also makes a Nation Wide model? https://www.trailspace.com/gear/kamik/nation-wide/


3 years ago
Old Guide

I did not know. Thanks Alicia.


3 years ago
Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

You're welcome, Old Guide!


3 years ago
Old Guide

Had these on for 2 snowshoe trips this year and one wet hike in the Adirondacks last weekend and these boots are warm, dry and the lightest [feel so nice] boots I own.


2 years ago

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