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The North Face Chilkat IV

rated 1.0 of 5 stars
photo: The North Face Chilkat IV winter boot

These boots are quite warm, which is good, but I got about 10 uses out of them over two years before the outsole delaminated and the rubber all around the boot started to crack.


  • Very warm


  • Built poorly from poor materials

I bought these boots to wear when snowshoeing and when walking around ski areas. I got about 10 uses out of them, and they were very warm.

The sole on the right boot started to fall off, and the rubber around the rest of the boot began to crack, so I tried to take them back to REI, but REI claims their "lifetime" warranty is only as long as the manufacturer's warranty, which in this case was only a year.

I contacted North Face and they reiterated that the warrant is only for a year.

I pointed out to both of these places that only the right boot was disintegrating, so this was clearly a manufacturing issue. They didn't care.

I glued the sole on the right boot back on and got maybe five more uses out of the pair before the rubber on BOTH boots began to rapidly disintegrate in about 20°F degree weather and snow.


I grew up in Chicago and did snow removal every winter. I had Sorell Caribous that lasted at least a decade doing this.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120

Used these boots less than 12 times and they fell apart. These beauties should be appropriately named the Chilkrap boots, because that is what they are crap!


  • Warm
  • Comfortable
  • Great soles!


  • Rubber fell apart like a made-in-China dollar store poptart


North Face sleeping bag, North Face climbing gear

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120

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The Chilkat IV replaced the The North Face Chilkat II.


Price MSRP: $115.00
Historic Range: $59.99-$115.00
Reviewers Paid: $120.00
Weight 1 lb 8.7 oz / 700 g
Shaft height 6.25 in / 15.88 cm / circumference 10.25 in / 26.04 cm
Insulation 200 g Heatseeker insulation
Last TNF-SB-01
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