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marty700
12-12-2011, 08:09 PM
I have a great pair of Sorels (Glacier Boots). That is, they're great for trail riding in the midwest. However, the first time I rode them in deep powder out west, melting powder wicked through the uppers (the upper area between the rubber front and where my snow pants cover the boots). I tried applying waterproofing, but that didn't help.

Can anyone recommend a really good powder boot - one that has waterproof uppers (not water resistant or has a waterproof "liner" whatever that is)?

fgsacts
12-12-2011, 08:28 PM
Just about all I ride is powder, or at least off trail, and I never had a problem with my Klim Adrenaline's.

lookin4snow
12-13-2011, 09:56 AM
X2 on the Klim Adrenaline GTX. They are waterproof and hold up to abuse. 5 or 6 guys I ride with have them and all like them.

RevKev
12-13-2011, 11:40 AM
HMK team Boa's for me.

polarisrider1
12-13-2011, 08:57 PM
RUOutside Boots work well for me. (I suspect Baffin makes them).

jonw
12-13-2011, 11:07 PM
Another vote for the Klim Adrenaline GTX. Bought mine at beginning of last season and put about 30 days of mountain riding on them. Warm and dry always.

Only thing I would add is the soles seem to be made of fairly soft rubber...I ripped the heck out of mine from kicking the snow off my running boards.

There's been a lot of positive talk out here about the new MotorFist Stomper boot. But that's just what I've heard.

marty700
12-16-2011, 12:03 AM
Thank you, everyone. I'll tell my wife - maybe a pair of Klim's will show up in the old stocking next weekend?

Sled Solutions
12-16-2011, 09:03 AM
Klim Adrenalines or Arctic, just depends on if you have cold feet or not.

Adrenaline - VERY popular boot and 90% of our boot sales are for these.

Arctic - Someone like me who has feet that I can't keep warm no matter what work perfect.

Either one will work great for Western riding, just make sure to wear a blended or wicking sock......NO cotton.

fgsacts
12-16-2011, 09:30 AM
Thank you, everyone. I'll tell my wife - maybe a pair of Klim's will show up in the old stocking next weekend?

Go one size larger than you normally wear.

Sled Solutions
12-18-2011, 12:34 AM
Go one size larger than you normally wear.

Depends on what you buy.

Adrenalines - 1/2 to 1 whole size.

Arctic - 1 - 1 1/2 sizes.

Arctic run small.

tim_h
12-18-2011, 08:26 AM
Klim Arctic gtx for me.
I would normally wear a size 10 but ended up with size 11 for the best fit...
So I would agree with the go one size larger recommendation.
Got a pair for my wife and same thing... one size larger.

raysxc700
01-10-2012, 04:26 AM
hmkpro4s for me i love em

thebreeze
01-11-2012, 05:45 PM
I just put plastic grocery bags over my socks. Works great!

muzik
01-11-2012, 05:46 PM
Klim Adrenaline they work exceptionally well. I get a little dampness at the edge of the toes after a long day in the powder. The dampness was only under the thin liner. Still love those boots...

cuzzinolaf
01-11-2012, 05:51 PM
I bought the Motorfist boots this year when I got all my gear. Gotta be a hipster and match LOL. I rode with them once and they were fine but plan to put them to the test this weekend.

skidoodragon
01-11-2012, 08:38 PM
Thumbs up for my MotorFist STOMPERS!! I have always had wet boots/swetty feet,not in these.

chicagosledder
01-15-2012, 05:36 PM
I bought a pair of Sorel's today and was wondering what the opinions are on these. I have a trip to Tog booked in March and want to be prepared. Any input helps. I can return the Sorel's if the opinion seeems to be that they may not be the best for that type of riding.

polarisrider1
01-15-2012, 07:54 PM
Did some testing thiss past weekend. Found that my sorels, skidoo boots, Poo boots, Trukkes and my RU outside boots all work in powder if you snap the "gaters" (inner part of bibs) together as designed. I ride old school no matter what I ride (on my haunches) most the time and snow swirls back up my bib pant legs and into my boots. So I snapped the snaps and velcrowed the velcrow. Amazing how much so called "product failure" is out there by not using the product correctly.
Klim makes one heck of a boot also.