Your hiking season doesn't have to end with winter.
- 200g Keen.Warm insulation
- Keen.Dry waterproof membrane
- Nubuck leather upper
- Underfoot insulation
- Dual compound snow and ice rubber sole
- Item #KEN007P
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
I will start by saying that I LOVE Keen for their comfort, looks, quality, and wide toe box. Back in 2011, I purchased the Revel (first generation) and loved it so much that I immediately bought 2 extra pair, because I knew the model would eventually go away and never be available again.
Now 2015, I purchased this Revel III, and I have to say, I was initially disappointed with the update/redesign... So much that I printed the return slip and boxed them back up. Nevertheless, I slept on it, and decided to keep the boots and give them a chance.
This boot is true to size (for me anyway), is durable, comfortable, and warm enough for winter here in Colorado. For me, it lacks some additional leather panels and stiching around the toe box and sides, leaving it looking a bit too plain. Also, they removed a lot of leather around the top/back of the ankle upper, and so there is very little (if any) actual ankle support.
All that said, and while I still highly prefer the design of the original Revel, I will be keeping these.