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Unread 09-08-2009, 09:06 PM
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Location: Co
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Buy kenetrek?

I read the boots for backpacking thread
and narrowed it down-



I'll be hunting colorado 2nd rifle
10,000/11,000 ft. Snow likely.
Hiking 2-12 miles a day

Witch one would you get
and why?

Thanks for any input.
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Unread 09-09-2009, 02:35 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 375

Just to throw something else in the mix.

I just ordered these today.

Hanwag Trappers
Lathrop & Sons - Serious footgear for serious hunting

Sight unseen, My Danners crapped out last Saturday on a training hike and
I need some for a high buck hunt I have next week.

Hope they work!

I'll give a report the week of the 21st.
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Unread 09-10-2009, 09:47 AM
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I have some Kenetrek boots and all I can say is I like 'em! Used to be a HUGE Danner fan but i must say I think these are every bit as good if not better.
Thats my vote.
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Unread 10-13-2009, 05:35 PM
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Location: Buffalo, Wyoming
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The Sheep Hunter and the Kenetrek Mountain Extreme are very similar boots. The hardware is even the same. I've had both and couldn't tell you if one is better than the other. The Kenetreks are available uninsulated, and with 400g or 1000g of insulation. The Sheep Hunter is only available with 200g. I currently have the Kenetreks with 400g of insulation. I don't know if they still do but they (Kenetrek) did have a discount for guides and outfitters. They are both great boots. Whichever boot you get, if you expect much snow get a good pair of gaiters.
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Unread 10-13-2009, 11:57 PM
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Location: Central AZ
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You cannot go wrong with either choice. I am partial to the Kenetrek, but both are excellent boots in the $300+ range. Meindl also makes a great pair of boots that can be had in the low to mid $200's. Not quite as good, but still a great value for the $$$$$ invested.
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Unread 05-28-2012, 01:04 AM
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I own a pair of Mt Extreams NI and have hunted in the snow at -12

After 4 years and having them resoled with their second soles I can honestly say they are the best boot I have ever worn.

Hunting in steep rocky country of Nevada for Chukar...................they are a life saver. They are the most improtant piece of my hunting equipment , even over my shotgun.................maybe not my dog!
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Unread 05-28-2012, 10:50 AM
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I have both the Kenetrek Mountain Extreme and the Lowa Sheep Hunter. Both are excellent boots. I have feet that are tough to fit. The heel pocket on the Lowas happens to fit me better than the Kenetreks. Danners fit me the best and are my go-to boot for normal hunting, but the sole is too soft and plaible for packing heavy loads on uneven terrain. I use the Lowas on my backpacking adventures.
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