Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Backpack Hunting


Reply

Looking for Good boots for a Mid Oct Elk hunt in Colorado?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #15  
Old 05-04-2014, 01:25 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Homer Glen, IL
Posts: 43
Re: Looking for Good boots for a Mid Oct Elk hunt in Colorado?

Looked at the Schnee's and Kenetrek so far. How about the Crispi Wild EVO HTG Boot?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-04-2014, 07:40 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Shasta County
Posts: 300
Re: Looking for Good boots for a Mid Oct Elk hunt in Colorado?

I've had several pairs of boots and have large (14) feet. Boots are difficult to find for me. I would get the most boot you can buy, somewhere in the 800-1000 gram insulation range. If you don't have a boot dryer, and you have room on your horse, get a gas powered one and use it. Starting the day with dry boots that are warm is fabulous. We each have a boot dryer and depending on what we pack back into the mountains, we try and put them in the bags for camp.

Secondly, get a good pair of gators. It will help keep your feet dry, prevents snow from coming from above and you can actually walk in a creek with them on your boots will stay dry.

If I know I will be hiking all day long, I will bring another pair of socks with me and at the end of the day when heading back to camp, I will switch socks. I have also used them for a pillow, extra "gloves" and given them to my partners when out and about.

The cheaper boots don't last me from year to the next, more expensive boots last me 3-4 years depending on conditions.

Good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-04-2014, 07:45 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: bend or.
Posts: 151
Re: Looking for Good boots for a Mid Oct Elk hunt in Colorado?

lowa, kenetrek, hanwag, asolo, zamberlan, asolo. throw danner out the window. danner vs. one of the others I've mentioned is like a seal vs. a great white . Once you buy a top tier boot you'll never look back.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-06-2014, 11:16 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Hayden
Posts: 44
Re: Looking for Good boots for a Mid Oct Elk hunt in Colorado?

I really like my Lowa Tibet's. Uninsulated and I use all year outside of really cold days in a tree stand. Late hunts when I'm moving I just use some heavier wool socks. Also used for snowmobiling with just the wool socks.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-07-2014, 07:05 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Homer Glen, IL
Posts: 43
Re: Looking for Good boots for a Mid Oct Elk hunt in Colorado?

So I guess y'all are saying brands like Lacross and Irish Setter won't hold up? Damn, and I still have to buy my Garmin Montana 650 T GPS. At least I made my mind up on that.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 05-07-2014, 07:22 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: bend or.
Posts: 151
Re: Looking for Good boots for a Mid Oct Elk hunt in Colorado?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2footroper View Post
So I guess y'all are saying brands like Lacross and Irish Setter won't hold up? Damn, and I still have to buy my Garmin Montana 650 T GPS. At least I made my mind up on that.
They might. I know guys that get good use out of mid level boots. I'm saying once you buy a high end set, you will never go back. Just like rifles. I've been hunting with over the counter rigs for years with no complaint but after putting it on a bench next to a full custom gun, I'll build all my guns from here on out.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 05-07-2014, 07:45 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Homer Glen, IL
Posts: 43
Re: Looking for Good boots for a Mid Oct Elk hunt in Colorado?

I think I've got it narrowed down to 2 only because I need a wide boot and these are the only 2 I can find that offer that. Crispi Wild Evo HTG or the Lowa Hunter GTX EVO Extreme. I'm just waiting for insulation values from Lowa as I can't find anything on their web site stating how much insulation is in their boot.I'm guessing around 400gr of Thinsulate should be sufficant with room for wool socks if needed. At least Crispi has listed warmth down to -20 for most people. Hopefully I'll get answers from them. Anyone had any luck or experiance with either of these two designs?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC