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Steger Mukluks CamuksXtreme

rated 1.0 of 5 stars
photo: Steger Mukluks CamuksXtreme winter boot

Pros

  • Warm
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • The soles became stiff and inflexible after sitting in my closet, indoors, for 5 years.
  • Zero customer service

 My wife and I own several pairs of Steger Mukluks to include the CamuksXtreme. I purchased this model when they were first offered, therefore the soles on my CamuksXtremes are thin, for snow, not for rough rocky terrain. I didn't and don't like the thin soles for hunting in rocky terrain, but I made them work with a pair of Superfeet Green insoles, plus the wool felt insoles I bought with the CamuksXtreme.

I haven't hunted, nor have I worn my Camuks for several years. I parked my CamuksXtremes next to my other Steger Mukluks until 2022 deer hunting season. When I decided to deer hunt in 2022, I found that the soles of my CamuksXtremes had hardened and were no longer flexible. My other Steger Mukluks are older than my CamuksXtremes, yet the thin soles on them have not hardened and are still as flexible as they were when I first bought them.

I complained to Steger via e-mail. They made several excuses, but when I dispelled, disproved them as incorrect, Steger's fix for the problem was to wear them during warm weather to make them flexible again.

Really? This type of rubber sole should not have become hard. 

How about resoleing them to fix the problem, or offering me a substantial discount on a new pair since this pair failed?

Good luck if you buy a pair of these. They're much too expensive for what you will get, and customer service is ZERO.

I'm now wearing Muck Boots, Arctic Ice. They are heavier than the Camuks, but  as warm, or warmer than Steger Camuks, and they are 100% waterproof. 

Background

As stated, I have other Steger Mukluks and have had zero issues with them. Just don't wear them in wet weather.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: I don't remember. I bought Steger's first model of Camuks.

Potentially superb boot for cold snow travel. Almost nonexistent customer service.

Pros

  • Extremely warm
  • Breathable
  • Gratefully lightweight for snowy, winter adventure.

Cons

  • Customer service horrific, and therefore unfortunately comes the one-star rating.

Loved my Steger Arctic Mukluks until a stick tore open the moose hide. I considered it an unfortunate accident, not a product flaw. I bought another pair.

This second pair were Steger CamuksXtreme Mukluks, an upgrade. The uppers developed little holes where laces crossed and chafed. This I considered a product flaw.

On November 2, 2018 I contacted Steger through their website. They responded in two weeks. I followed with photos and numerous reach outs to Steger with no further response from them (2 and 1/2 months and growing).  

Steger's customer service, appreciation, and courtesy has failed. I cannot promote a company with such neglect. Very unfortunate for a company with such a potentially superb product. A $260 investment for my second pair, a repeat customer, deserves better.

Background

Used boots hunting and on wilderness hikes when snow and temperatures required their warmth and lightweight maneuverability.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Approximately $180 for first pair. $260 second pair.

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Price MSRP: $269.95
Reviewers Paid: $180.00
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