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Posted: Jan 06, 2018 - 12:55 pm


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Acton explorer.I take two pairs on each trip.The explorer for hardcore conditions and a lighter -40 version for in a hut,warmer,slush type conditions.

Also nice to be able to put on hardcore boots first thing and then as the day goes on to switch to a lighter boot.

No matter what kind of boot it is always nice to change your socks and or your boot liner mid day.

This makes a huge difference.

And always dry your boots and liners out at every opportunity,mid day break if you get one,overnight for sure

I also use a 2 sock system,a thin polypropylene sock to wick moisture away and a thicker sock for warmth

Also calculate the level of activity in a boot,sock choice.When I go out and drill I will use a lighter boot than at 4 to 6 pm with the sun setting and you are on your pre drilled holes and are stationary,I go back to hardcore


If I was out all day with no chance to change boots or dry liners,I would go hardcore and bring a change of socks


If going into a remote area,make sure somebody in your group has a tube of shoe glue,stuff happens at the worst times.

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Posted: Jan 06, 2018 - 01:50 pm


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Nats- no reason to change socks or dry out. The liners wick moisture amazing.. Some days don't even wear socks, they are good and super light.

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Posted: Jan 07, 2018 - 08:14 am


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We were just checking out my buddies nats last night. There super light weight. Almost like a pair of crocs for winter lol. And they have a liner that comes out easy. He says there warm and has had his for 3 years and they still are in good shape. Might be my next pair

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Posted: Jan 07, 2018 - 06:22 pm


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The CKX Muk Boots I mentioned earlier are by Nats.
Google them.

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Posted: Jan 07, 2018 - 07:35 pm


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QUOTE (Woodsman @ Jan 07, 2018 - 06:22 pm)
The CKX Muk Boots I mentioned earlier are by Nats.
Google them.

Ordered these.
Sent them back and got titans instead.

The muks are super light but i cannot see them lasting anywhere close to what the titans will.

The sole is made out of EVA which is usually a midsole material because its comfy but doesn't wear well as a sole... YMMV though... just my initial thoughts on the boots and the reason I sent them back.

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Posted: Jan 07, 2018 - 07:46 pm


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I thought the same thing at first with my Nats. Not just a weekend warrior, I wear them all winter for work and into my 4th year.
They donít look tough but certainly standing up.
No heater needed to dry outside of liner, just remove and dry quick is a good feature. Old boot drier collecting dust.

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Posted: Jan 07, 2018 - 07:47 pm


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Muks Artic pro

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Posted: Jan 08, 2018 - 07:06 am


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Thanks for all the input.I let know what I decide.

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Posted: Jan 08, 2018 - 01:06 pm


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Nats or gks
Best boot ive worn
Lighter then my semmer shoes and good till -90 now cant say ive ever been close to that but had them on up in timmins in - 30 and never felt a thing. Nats liners wore out after 4 years bout new ones for 20 bucks. So my vote nats or gks both sold at sail for round140 ish got my gks on sale for 89.99

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Posted: Jan 08, 2018 - 02:19 pm


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QUOTE (Knuguy @ Jan 05, 2018 - 09:06 pm)
QUOTE (Redneck Canuck @ Jan 05, 2018 - 08:49 pm)
I definitely like the looks of the Titans. I have 800 gram Irish Setters I use bow hunting but know they be no good ice fishing. And the fact can't remove the liners. Thanks guys.

Baffins are not great for walking in, though, in case you were planning on possibly using for hunting or whatever.

Exactly! Very warm and comfy but suck for any long walks.

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Posted: Jan 08, 2018 - 02:57 pm


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Whatever you et meke sure they are rated tp -100

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Posted: Jan 08, 2018 - 03:14 pm


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Hmmm. Kinda leaning towards the Nats for the light weight. I like to hike into back lakes for the piece and quiet. Anybody know where in or around Peterborough that sells Nats?

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Posted: Jan 09, 2018 - 08:27 am


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I heard GKS Expedition is a real good and comfy boot. I use my work boots (Dunlop Explorer Vibram Fire and Ice Boot) with the booties that you can buy and they work pretty good. Their sole is almost two inches thick so the cold from the ice doesn't bother you and they are warm. I wore them last year ice fishing in -30 and was good to go..... Expensive though, and if you are going to walk a few km's, they start to aggravate.

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Posted: Jan 10, 2018 - 04:30 pm


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Nokian boots are the best I found

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Posted: Jan 11, 2018 - 06:55 pm


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QUOTE (Redneck Canuck @ Jan 08, 2018 - 07:06 am)
Thanks for all the input.I let know what I decide.

The cabelas flyer that came today might help you decide....titans on sale!

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