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Gear Review

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Recommended by Scarpa

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I just bought Scarpa Kensis Pro GTX boots and on the booklet attached to the shoe it clearly recommends Nikwax Aqueous for the smooth leather and says you should treat the boots right out of the box. I did so and have used the boots multiple times, all in deep wet snow, with excellent results. The water beads up and doesn't soak the leather yet it did not seem to hamper the ability for the Gore-Tex and leather to breathe. I was skeptical at first that this would just put a rubber coating on the outside of my boots and be equivalent to me wearing trash bags but it came recommended and as performed admirably.