Looking for input on a stiff lightweight summer boot

Jfarrell13

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I hunt Idaho and Nevada, just looking for something a little lighter maybe synthetic that’s still stiff for nasty terrain but pretty light and breathable for the summer. I run schnees beartooth as my main boot. Thanks guys
 

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I wear beartooths as my main boot too. I had been using Crispi Thor’s for a lightweight early season boot but was burning through pairs fast. I just got a pair of Salewa Rapace GTXs and so far really like them for stiff, lightweight warm weather boot. I can’t speak to durability yet, I only have about 50 miles on them, but so far so good.
 

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I picked up a pair of the Scarpa lightweight hikers for this same purpose. So far I have a few hundred miles on them and they have been comfy.
 
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@ Turkeygetpwnd38 do you wear sane size in your salewas as your schnees?
 

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Salewa crow, been running them a few months now. Done some bear hunting and shed hunting in them. They're stiffer than my kenetreks for reference, and Kenny's are stiffer then the crispi Wyoming's I had.

Crossed some rivers in them been out on hot days in them and down to freezing temps. Did some long 8-9 mile days in them them in steep terrain.

They are good to go in my book.

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Jfarrell13

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I just ordered a pair from go hunt and on sale. Pretty cool game excited about them. Thanks for all the pics info
 

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Really liking Crisspi Thor. Great for archery hunting but stiff enough for heavy pack outs and mountain hunting. Not the most durable uppers but usually burn through a pair of soles per season no matter what they are. I just ordered my second pair but also trying the Leponia.

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I hunt Idaho and Nevada, just looking for something a little lighter maybe synthetic that’s still stiff for nasty terrain but pretty light and breathable for the summer. I run schnees beartooth as my main boot. Thanks guys


have you checked out our Kestrel? Don't let that flex rating fool you. They are seriously capable mountain boots, in a lightweight and durable package.

- Matt
 
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Jfarrell13

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have you checked out our Kestrel? Don't let that flex rating fool you. They are seriously capable mountain boots, in a lightweight and durable package.

- Matt
I did. I’ve had the timberlines and they weren’t stiff enough for my liking so I didn’t think those would be what I’d want. Sweet looking boot though
 

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Depends on your definition of stiff.... but the Scarpa Zodiac Tech should fit the bill

I'll say that Salewa's can be pretty comfy boots, but I have had serious durability issues with two different pairs, so I wont be going back to those
 

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I have the Crispi Thor’s and the Colorado’s . I like the extra anklesupport from the Colorado’s. I seem to reach for the Colorado’s more often but really just depends on the terrain I’m going to be in. I I had to pick just one to keep for early season stuff it would definitely be the Colorado’s since the feel more versatile.
 
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Jfarrell13

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I wear beartooths as my main boot too. I had been using Crispi Thor’s for a lightweight early season boot but was burning through pairs fast. I just got a pair of Salewa Rapace GTXs and so far really like them for stiff, lightweight warm weather boot. I can’t speak to durability yet, I only have about 50 miles on them, but so far so good.
I got some salewa repace, great boot great recommendation! Lovin them so far
 
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