Hiker recommendations - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-25-2019, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Washington County PA
Posts: 11,819
Back To Top
Hiker recommendations

Looking for a very good pair of gore tex mid height hiking boots 7" or so as to wade small sallow streams...... quality name, non insulation, good sole for Spring Gobbler hunting in the eastern states and will last for years.

NRA Benefactor Member
NWTF Member
Born2Hunt is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-25-2019, 10:00 PM
tdd
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Berks County, PA
Posts: 7,435
Back To Top
I use Lowa Camino’s for turkeys and like them a lot.

Lowas tend to best fit folks with lower volume/somewhat narrow feet. Just FYI.

I also have Lowa Tibet Hi boots too. They are my all around do anything favorite. But they’re stiffer and heavier than standard hikers.
tdd is online now  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-26-2019, 12:53 AM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: YORK, PA
Posts: 1,672
Back To Top
Crispi Summit GTX 8"-
WADMAN is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-26-2019, 02:05 PM
Regular Visitor
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: OH
Posts: 76
Back To Top
LL Bean Boots, Goretex & Thinsulate liner. These are perfect for cool weather, light, comfortable, the sole is very quiet when walking, and the sole gives a good grip when crossing streams. The Thinsulate is only 200 grams and would not be too warm for spring turkey. These are not warm enough for long periods of inactivity (i.e. stand hunting) below about 35-40 degrees, regardless of what their website says.
silentdog is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-26-2019, 08:57 PM
Frequent Contributor
 
RatherBeHunting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Lebanon Pa.
Posts: 899
Back To Top
KEEN® Men's Durand II Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots...…...wife and I both picked these up last year(on sale at Cabela's) for a trip. Very comfy and light weight, not sure yet about durability. Good luck with your search!

NRA endowment life member
RatherBeHunting is online now  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-26-2019, 09:35 PM
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Shippensburg, pa
Posts: 673
Back To Top
There are a lot of other waterproof options out today and not having to pay for the goretex label anymore. I have used the oboz sawtooth hikers for both spring and fall in the conditions that you mention. One other item I would recommend you look at because I am just coming to realize a massive difference myself over the past 3 months. Research the weight of the shoe. I am wearing trail runners now that are lower and super light weight and I can not believe how much the weight difference is after going several miles in them. I think about this and how much you can be moving when chasing turkeys around the mountains.
JMackanick is online now  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-31-2019, 02:22 PM
Part of the Community
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Hartleton Pa
Posts: 104
Back To Top
X 2 on the Lowa's , they make a great shoe

Last edited by Charlie K; 12-31-2019 at 02:23 PM. Reason: spelling
Charlie K is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-01-2020, 10:33 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: 4D - valley of the bad wind
Posts: 2,579
Back To Top
3x lowa. renegade gtx
hightine is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-06-2020, 05:42 PM
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Dauphin Co. ,Pa
Posts: 850
Back To Top
Keens are an awesome boot.
HSY93 is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-12-2020, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Washington County PA
Posts: 11,819
Back To Top
I have been looking at some of the Keens...My only concern for them is the glued on ribbon which holds one set of lace ups. I have a little concern that twigs and briars can possible get caught on/under it and cause the ribbon to Fray/break or tear loose from the boot over time. Is it totally waterproof? I have had issues with waterproofing the than Gore tex.

Also does the size length and width run true?

NRA Benefactor Member
NWTF Member
Born2Hunt is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in













Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome