Light weight boots
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Contributors to this thread:
must@huntelk 18-Apr-17
WapitiBob 18-Apr-17
must@huntelk 19-Apr-17
Bowriter 19-Apr-17
midwest 19-Apr-17
Brotsky 19-Apr-17
ohiohunter 19-Apr-17
Brijake 19-Apr-17
bad karma 19-Apr-17
WapitiBob 19-Apr-17
Scrappy 19-Apr-17
otcWill 19-Apr-17
backstraps 19-Apr-17
Rayzor 19-Apr-17
BULELK1 20-Apr-17
ohiohunter 20-Apr-17
carcus 21-Apr-17
Rocky D 21-Apr-17
APauls 21-Apr-17
ohiohunter 21-Apr-17
Bake 21-Apr-17
wild1 21-Apr-17
Rocky D 21-Apr-17
WapitiBob 21-Apr-17
SoDakSooner 21-Apr-17
bowbender77 21-Apr-17
willliamtell 21-Apr-17
jims 22-Apr-17
Kurt 23-Apr-17
ohiohunter 23-Apr-17
From: must@huntelk
18-Apr-17
I have two pairs of kenetrek mountain extreme. I love the boot but Looking for something light weight. I will be going to the GILA this year for two weeks then Idaho. What do you guys suggest?

From: WapitiBob
18-Apr-17
Depends on which part of the Gila.

From: must@huntelk
19-Apr-17
16b

From: Bowriter
19-Apr-17
I have a pair of Nike, hiking boots. They would be hard to beat. Unless you are going to be in malpais or other volcanic rock, they can handle rough treatment and are super comfortable with great support.

From: midwest
19-Apr-17
Lowa Renegades

From: Brotsky
19-Apr-17
+2 Lowa Renegades

From: ohiohunter
19-Apr-17
x3, hard to beat Renegades for light duty. Not so long ago I picked up a pair for $99 at Sierra trading post.

From: Brijake
19-Apr-17
Has anyone had experience between the Renegades and the Salomon 4D's?

From: bad karma
19-Apr-17
I've got many years of hard use out of the Han Wag Mountain Lights. Still good as new, with many more years of use in them.

From: WapitiBob
19-Apr-17
Renegades are softer than the 4D's.

From: Scrappy
19-Apr-17
I just got the Solomon quest 4d gtx due to the light weight and are still built to carry a heavy load. According to all the reviews these boots should do the trick. Some reviews had problems with the soles coming off but with a two year manufacturers warranty I figured I should be covered.

From: otcWill
19-Apr-17
Lowa Innox! You'll never want to wear any other boot

From: backstraps
19-Apr-17
Had both Renegade is softer and had half the life of the Salomon. Both good boots. 4Ds took a few hikes to break into my foot. Favorite boot currently is Salomon Ultra Mid GTX.

From: Rayzor
19-Apr-17
I've had Browning Kanaroo featherweights and Danner Pronghorns in the past. They were both great and very light. Not sure if either is still made.

From: BULELK1
20-Apr-17
I really like my UA Speed Freaks for those warm Nv. & Ut. bow muley hunt dates in hot-August.

Good luck, Robb

From: ohiohunter
20-Apr-17
Bullelk, I had a pair of those and I could step on a penny and tell you the date. The soles were about as firm as a flip flop! Any improvement?

From: carcus
21-Apr-17
Light boots are priceless, I've got some meindl's and some lowa's that are light, also have the heavy duty ones that I will never use again, too bad as they were $400! Heavy boots are fatiguing .

From: Rocky D
21-Apr-17
Depending on where you hunt but speed freaks would be hard to beat in most of the Gila.

Softer soles will be a big plus on Rocky surfaces

From: APauls
21-Apr-17
I have had 2 pairs of UA speed freaks that were awesome, but the goretex is finished after a year. As far as use they were wicked. Still used them for a couple years each and logged major miles just cause they are so nice and light to wear. Now have a pair of Meindl's that Cabelas slapped their name on that's pretty good as well. Light and has a wider foot.

From: ohiohunter
21-Apr-17
Rocky, I'm guessing you've never bruised your feet. Thats why I couldn't handle the Speed freaks, too many rocks out here (NM) beat the snot out of your feet.

From: Bake
21-Apr-17
I need to try the Renegades sometimes.

I have two pairs of UA Wall Hanger boots and love them. Light. Short. No insulation. Sure, the gore tex is done after a year. But I'm more concerned about light and comfortable.

From: wild1
21-Apr-17
Try on a pair of Vasque Breeze.

From: Rocky D
21-Apr-17
Ohiohunter, I spent twenty four years in the infantry so no I didn't bruise my feet. That could problem for some.

From: WapitiBob
21-Apr-17

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I walked a few miles across this stuff with the Quest 4D's and immediately went to a stiff soled boot. If you're on dirt and sticks, that Renegade will be a good all leather hiker.

From: SoDakSooner
21-Apr-17
I am breaking in a pair of 4d's right now. Like them so far.

From: bowbender77
21-Apr-17
I have had good luck with a pair of Kenetrek Safari boots.

From: willliamtell
21-Apr-17
x2 on Salomon ultra mid gtx. Humped 90+ lbs with them - good support (course, with my ortho), and they stay watertight for the first year, unlike one bud's repeated experiences with 'waterproof' Lowas. Lowas do appear to be a really well-made boot all-around, but the gtx is light! I've got a backup for when my current pair craps out.

From: jims
22-Apr-17
I had a pair of Renegades and they were super light with decent padding. I get mine about a size larger so I can replace the originals with more padded insoles. The Renegades were nice but didn't last as long as some of my other boots. I have 2 pairs of Scarpa Kailach's that outlast my Renegades by around 2x. They are a little heavier though. They would be better if there is more rock and steeper slopes. I've used and abused them on 6 Alaska sheep and mtn goat hunts. I just bought a pair of Lowa Vantage GTX off Campmore for $107. They seem like in tweener boot between the weight of Renegades and Kailash. If you shop around you can likely find some boot bargains on Lowas, Scarpas, etc at Sierra Trading and other places for around 50% off what most places sell them for. Look for bargain coupon codes! I don't think I've ever paid over $110 for all the Lowa and Scarpa boots I've purchased online...and go through a bunch for working in the field every day plus scouting/hunting.

From: Kurt
23-Apr-17
Lowa Renegades don't work at all for me. Had a pair for a week and insole area was breaking down getting uncomfortable due to huge divots at each toe and ball of foot. They went back to REI for a full refund. On the other hand they are my wife's favorite hiking and hunting boot unless it is wet.

From: ohiohunter
23-Apr-17
None of my Boots wear their original insole. Super feet green have been good to me.

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