Schnee's Hunter II: Setting The Standard
Looking back on all of the boots I have owned, I can see a pattern form. I tend to go with the latest and greatest, most hyped boot on the market. With unobtanium waterproof membranes and crazy high-tech bottoms. They would always be great for a while. But I would eventually need a thick sock for warmth or different insole. There was also a durability issue. Rips, tears and scuffs from everyday use was common. And then on to the next boot. This was my usual boot cycle for the last 15 years or so... until I decided to give the good old Pac Boot a try.
I shopped around and quickly realised that there are a sea of options on the market. From low, uninsulated slipper style shoes all the way up to 20+ inch tall, triple insulated behemoths. All of which varied greatly in quality, weight, construction and reviews. Making a decision was tough.
I chose the Schnee's Hunter II Pac Boot, in the 13in height and have been extremely happy with them. First, the quality of these boots in simply unparalleled. They set the standard by which I will judge every boot. The leather is the best I have ever seen. Period. All hardware is solid machined brass and laces are ultra-tough taslan. The liners and boots overall are very comfortable to walk around in and keep your feet very warm. I have tested them in tempuratures down to -26F (-43F With Wind Chill) and they performed flawlessly. I have worn them in deep snow, through small creeks and on a few short hikes without any problems. I would highly recommend checking them out Here.
I have since purchased a pair of the uninsulated Guide boots and have been wearing them very often. Perfect for keeping your feet dry in Spring rains.