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#88864 - 02/03/08 12:37 PM Hi-tec boots for snowshoeing
Weldman Offline
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Registered: 11/21/05
Posts: 193
Loc: Sunnyvale, Ca
I starting to get into snowshoeing for snow camping. Need to know if anyone or you know of someone that have used these type of boots for basic Snowshoeing. I plan to use gaiters and sno-seal if these boots will work, if not can you recommend some lightweight boots under $100( I have looked at Sorel and NF Chilkats a bit heavy)

Here's the link- http://www.shoebuy.com/hi-tec-altitude-iv/123051

Mike


Edited by TomD (02/03/08 07:43 PM)

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#88865 - 02/03/08 09:59 PM Re: Hi-tec boots for snowshoeing [Re: Weldman]
aceatc Offline
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Registered: 07/24/07
Posts: 109
Loc: WA, auburn
Those would probably do fine, but I usually try to get taller boots.

Under $100, that's pretty easy. The best deal I have found would be these:
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=277972
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=403865

I use these for snowshoeing:
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templa...9&nyr=1


I don't worry about weight to much, but that's just me. Just as long as the boot is comfortable and warm.
Check out Cabela's, gijoes, campmor.com, sierratradingoutpost.com.

Good luck.


Edited by aceatc (02/03/08 10:01 PM)

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#88866 - 02/05/08 07:00 PM Re: Hi-tec boots for snowshoeing [Re: aceatc]
300winmag Offline
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Registered: 02/28/06
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Loc: Nevada, USA
"Weld",

I like the 1st boots Atec listed. full length gaiters on them would give you another 10 F of warmth. All the others are feltpacs. Warm but heavy.

My BEST recommendation for most bearable winter weather (to -20 F), price no object, are Rocky SnowStalkers W/ 1,200 gm Thinsulate insulation )in camo only)
B/C they have a removable PU closed-cell foam liner.

This is very important in winter camping. Gotta keep felt or foam liners in yer bag at night so's yer tootsies are not encased in ice blocks in the morning. Gotta keep felt liners dry (to stay warm) by always wearing a VBL sock.

Eric
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"There are no comfortable backpacks. Some are just less uncomfortable than others."

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#88867 - 02/07/08 12:42 PM Re: Hi-tec boots for snowshoeing [Re: Weldman]
jaiden Offline
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Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 123
I found Keen Growler's for $65 at Dick's sporting goods. eVent, -25F rated, though my feet got cold at 0F in them around camp. When moving they were plenty warm.

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#88868 - 03/15/08 11:18 AM Re: Hi-tec boots for snowshoeing [Re: Weldman]
Weldman Offline
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Registered: 11/21/05
Posts: 193
Loc: Sunnyvale, Ca

I went on a snowshoe trip around Bert's lake next to Loon lake( 3 mile hike-started at 6100 reached 6836-then back down) using these boots ( sno-sealed and gaiters) work just fine, for my first time out.

I used a pair of MSR Lightning Ascent snowshoes , the day was 40-55 degrees. Snow was mostly packed powder

I'm hooked on shoeing now. I think I will invest in a good pair of Columbia Bugloo's for next season when I start snow camping.

Thanks to all for the tips.

Mike

P.S. Forgot used REI Mountain gaiters


Edited by Weldman (03/15/08 11:21 AM)

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