Great all around boots!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought these boots with the intention of using the, for backpacking, day hikes with my kids, and winter hiking. So far, they've been great! I've used them for day hikes and winter hikes in the Catskills, NY. I've found the stiff sole perfect for wearing crampons. The day hikes I've worn them on have gone well. I wouldn't recommend these for flat land hiking or rolling hills. I believe these boots are most at home in the mountains (including the foothills we call mountains in NY). I recently wore them hiking on a bitter cold day - the temp was -5 deg F and windy in the top of the mountain. My feet were a little chilly at first, but as the day wore on (6 hour hike), my feet stayed warm. And this comes from someone who had mild frostbite on both feet a number of years ago (feet are ALWAYS cold)! I haven't worn them yet for summer backpacking, but they have great ankle support! The picture shown is wearing OR gaiters and BD Serac crampons on approach to Thomas Cole Mtn in the Catskills, NY.