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Kenetrek Mountain Boots
« on: May 18, 2011, 09:03:34 PM »
Thinking of getting a pair of these boots?  Anybody ever try these?

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Re: Kenetrek Mountain Boots
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 08:26:04 AM »
Weste,

Talk to Uch he bought a pair earlier this year and seems to like them.

Are you shooting this weekend?

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Re: Kenetrek Mountain Boots
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011, 08:50:49 AM »
Was planning on getting some landscaping done but if the weather doesnt cooperate then I might go for a day.  Yourself?

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Re: Kenetrek Mountain Boots
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2011, 02:18:31 PM »
Thinking of getting a pair of these boots?  Anybody ever try these?

Which model?

I have a set of Kenetrek Pac boots that I bought from Blaine Cheekah in Beaumont and love them. Ordering another set before fall for sure! Had a friend who bought the Mountain Extreme model though and he had a lot of problems with them and said he would not buy another set. Just going off of what I saw and his opinions as I would never buy a set for the type of hunting I do.

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Re: Kenetrek Mountain Boots
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2011, 04:11:28 PM »
Was planning on getting some landscaping done but if the weather doesnt cooperate then I might go for a day.  Yourself?

Trying get the yard done tonight and then head out tomorrow morning, going to pack the tent and some food but will play by ear if we stay up there or not...friggin weather :(
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Re: Kenetrek Mountain Boots
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2011, 03:09:59 AM »
I now see by your title what you were asking about, sorry. I guess I should pay better attention before asking which model  :-[

I guess I answered part of the question  ;)

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Re: Kenetrek Mountain Boots
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2011, 07:21:37 AM »
Thinking of getting a pair of these boots?  Anybody ever try these?

Which model?

I have a set of Kenetrek Pac boots that I bought from Blaine Cheekah in Beaumont and love them. Ordering another set before fall for sure! Had a friend who bought the Mountain Extreme model though and he had a lot of problems with them and said he would not buy another set. Just going off of what I saw and his opinions as I would never buy a set for the type of hunting I do.

I believe they are called the mountain boots.

This is the link

http://www.kenetrek.com/mountain_boots.asp

I know a guy that has 2 sets and he loves.  They are not cheap so I was hoping te get a second opinion.


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Re: Kenetrek Mountain Boots
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2011, 10:12:36 AM »
I put a tone of miles on my Kenetreks this past fall. I used them in the Yukon for over a month straight then put a ton of miles on them here hunting antelope, bighorns, elk and deer. And then wore them for a few weeks chasing cats. So I covered most of what could be thrown at them here and they worked very good, they gripped all the different kinds of terrain and even wet steep grass and such didnt cause any issues. They were very comfortable and didnt require a breakin period.
I wont hesatate to buy another pair when I wear these out but that looks to be a few years down the road by the way they look after the first season.
Top quality, I recomend them for sure.
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Re: Kenetrek Mountain Boots
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2011, 10:17:14 AM »
There are better boots out there for the same money...

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Re: Kenetrek Mountain Boots
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2011, 09:13:32 PM »
I have a pair and lovem them. not sure about other brands. I have had this pair for 3 years and they are going strong!

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Re: Kenetrek Mountain Boots
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2011, 10:13:38 PM »
There are better boots out there for the same money...

What do you suggest?  recommendations?

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Re: Kenetrek Mountain Boots
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2011, 01:25:05 AM »
That would depend on what you are using them for. For a hard core mountain boot(chasing sheep in the rocks and high country all day) see the thread Lurch posted a few days ago:

http://albertasportsman.com/hunting-gear/replacing-my-hanwags/

For an all around mountain boot I would have a few other recommendations. What type of hunting are you planning to use the boots for?

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Re: Kenetrek Mountain Boots
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2011, 02:16:22 AM »
I looked at them, quickly, at the recent Kamloops gunshow and I liked the model with NO Gore-Tex and a leather lining. I may buy a pair of these later this spring as I sell off my large gun  collection and have money.

From my cursory examination, they are not of the quality of my carefully hoarded serious mountain boots from Galibier, Kastinger or even my  older Meindls and Scarpas. but, these are all heavier and the lighter Kennetreks are suited for a lot of hunting where the old school hardcore climbing boots are a bit too stiff and really noisy when trying to creep up on a Blacktail here on the BC coast or a Whitetail at home in the Kootenays.

I think that Hanwag is a better boot and Asolos are at least equal, but, given the problems with Meindls of recent years, the Kennes seem an option worth trying.

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Re: Kenetrek Mountain Boots
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2011, 03:05:52 AM »
I hummed and hawed and looked and researched Boots and went with Kenetreks. Man they fit so well and very comfortable during last years Goat Hunt ...BUT the rubber has started peeling back at them !!!
I will have to see if they will repair them .I ended up getting them through a Kamloops store even though i went through a store In Grande Prairie to find them.


I was at red wing shoes in town today to see if they could be reglued,but he was not confident they be as good as new if he did it. Also upon examing them the rubber is peeling back all around the seam.
Better get my ass in gear and ship them back to be repaired.

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Re: Kenetrek Mountain Boots
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2011, 11:34:40 PM »

I was at red wing shoes in town today to see if they could be reglued,but he was not confident they be as good as new if he did it. Also upon examing them the rubber is peeling back all around the seam.
Better get my ass in gear and ship them back to be repaired.

I have had quite a few pairs of expensive mountaineering boots resoled by one of the best boot repair specialists in the business and one thing is for sure, they will never be as good as they were from the factory. I know that I never got more than one season out of any of the ones I had done but was warned that before I dropped them off.

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Re: Kenetrek Mountain Boots
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2011, 11:37:20 PM »


That was exactly one of the problems my friend had that I mentioned above, just a worse case than the one pictured.

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Re: Kenetrek Mountain Boots
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2011, 05:28:12 AM »
Ya , Kovacs in Red Deer is repairing them right now and the Dealer Rep Ricardo says they will reimburse my repair cost. I feel for $450 and one week of Goat hunting they should be replaced. Oh well.

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Re: Kenetrek Mountain Boots
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2011, 10:58:57 AM »
I feel for $450 and one week of Goat hunting they should be replaced. Oh well.

I fully agree!

One of my sets of Scarpa Cerro Torres did the same thing after well over a year of hard use. One trip to MEC and I left the store with a new pair of boots, no questions asked. That had more to do with MEC than Scarpa though...

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Re: Kenetrek Mountain Boots
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2011, 03:55:26 PM »
I feel for $450 and one week of Goat hunting they should be replaced. Oh well.

I fully agree!

One of my sets of Scarpa Cerro Torres did the same thing after well over a year of hard use. One trip to MEC and I left the store with a new pair of boots, no questions asked. That had more to do with MEC than Scarpa though...

Well hopefully that's a few dollars in lost profits that MEC won't be able to put towards shutting down hunting, OHVs, and access to the back country...

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Re: Kenetrek Mountain Boots
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2011, 06:43:20 PM »

Well hopefully that's a few dollars in lost profits that MEC won't be able to put towards shutting down hunting, OHVs, and access to the back country...

Waxy

Ya, ya, I know the whole song and dance  ;). Sometimes it comes down to who has what in stock when you need it and at that time(when I bought that set) they were they only ones who had those boots in stock in my size and I had no time to wait.

Lets not turn this into a preach session on where to buy gear. Most folks are well aware of MEC and their support of certain organizations...