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    Default Pac boots

    Well after 15 years or so my pac boot soles are splitting out. I am not a bunny boot guy and am looking for a new pac boot. It looks like a sorel intrepid or a baffin apex. Any body have or use these. I snowshoe, walk, snowmachine to traplines. I put this here intentionally to get trappers opinions/ experience. Looking for a little less bulk than the old pacs that would be a little better to walk in. My feet get wet then cold in bunnies and I have even froze a toe in a pair as a kid. Any other brands out there to look at?? I will gladly pay a couple hundred bucks for a new good pair of warm boots. It is always possible a guy might have to spend the night out, so I would only consider boots rated for extreme cold.

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    I don't like bunny boots either, too heavy. I prefer something lighter since my feet don't ever seem to get too cold.
    I use regular Sorel caribou boots, and gators to keep the snow out. That's a light weight combo that keeps me dry/warm. Great for breaking trail.
    I have a buddy who swears by these knee high type of boots. He say's they keep snow out better, no need for gators. They're a little pricey, but worth every penny.
    http://www.rei.com/product/774592

    Good luck in the search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tailwind View Post
    I don't like bunny boots either, too heavy. I prefer something lighter since my feet don't ever seem to get too cold.
    I use regular Sorel caribou boots, and gators to keep the snow out. That's a light weight combo that keeps me dry/warm. Great for breaking trail.
    I have a buddy who swears by these knee high type of boots. He say's they keep snow out better, no need for gators. They're a little pricey, but worth every penny.
    http://www.rei.com/product/774592

    Good luck in the search.
    Sorry to interrupt, but what kind of gators do you use with your Sorel's?

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    Cabelas Predator Extreme boots. They are what I use, and I love them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1buba View Post
    Sorry to interrupt, but what kind of gators do you use with your Sorel's?
    Buba, I use something like these. You can find similar ones cheap, for around $20. Good buy for the backcountry alaskan.

    http://www.e-omc.com/catalog/product...ters-Mens.html

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    Thanks
    Alaskan yours was the kind of experience with a boot I was looking for. It's obvious in your albums they have been used in all the conditions I will be using them in. Plus they were on sale for $120.00 so I ordered a second pair of liners.
    Bob

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    Those baffins are pretty good. I have the same pair except they are the ones without Doug Stoup on them. Still rated for -150. I can't use them anymore though since they put me on blood pressure meds. So be careful if you have anything like that going on. They say -150 but with my feet I have no choice but bunny boots after -20. If anyone needs a set CHEAP PM me. They are 10.5 with very minimal wear.

    For gaters, I LOVE my kenetrek hunting gaiters. Pretty quiet, water proof and have velcro closing. They were less than 30 shipped from amazon.
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    I second Alaskan on the Cabelas Predators. Been using those boots for years. HAVE never been cold. Even when wet, they will stay warm in decent temperatures. Not that I try getting wet. I have had them out in the coldest of weather and have never been cold.

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    Schnee's or White's both make an awesome boot, lite and very warm in cold weather.
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    I tried on some of the Cabela's Predator Extremes in the lower 48 and they surely would be my choice in a Pac boot if I were in the market for some. I'm with AKPyron on the Kenetrek hunting gaiters. I've tried some other high dollar gaiters (Mtn. HW & OR) and the Kenetrek's blow them all away.

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    Thanks again to Alaskan and Northway on the advice for pac boots the predator extremes are working out great. i have only had them out four times and only 8 below for cold, but have been in 6" of overflow water/slush and feet stayed warm and dry. They are very comfortable to walk in, as i have put about 12 miles on them already. Pretty darn good boots for the price.

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    Inbought a pair of bunny boots as everyone said I should have them or at least try. They are okay, but in NO WAY do the compare to my Pred extremes.

    Glad you like them. I've had mine for 3 years and beat them up. Real good boots!
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    Default White's

    Looking for a little less bulk than the old pacs that would be a little better to walk in.
    Check out White's Elk hunters. They are Pac boots but are great to hike in. I picked them up after a friend recommended them... I really like mine.

    http://www.whitesboots.com/index.php...ategory_id=481

    I got mine at Sweeney's in Soldatna. Check at Boot Country and Army Navy Store in Anchorage.

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    Trapper Bob, glad you like them! I've had mine for 6-7 years now if I recollect correctly. They are still great! I bought a new pair of liners for them even though it wasn't needed. I wouldn't go with any other boot.

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