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Author:  BobC [ Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:24 pm ]
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Tim and Tom both have some great points.

I had some Columbia Ice Crushers that I mentioned above, and while I did say above that they were a little too warm, that may have just been due to the fact that the only winter I wore them was in 2006/2007, when we had unseasonably warm temps. When I had to get new ones (because of the problems I mentioned above regarding my ankle), I opted for boots with a -25 rating. That's ok most days, but I noticed that on some of my winter hikes where the temperature was below 10 degrees, my toes got cold. So I'd take Tim's advice and get something with a -45 rating, at least, and you should be all set for most White Mountain winters.

Author:  JustJoe [ Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:06 pm ]
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This is an updated version of my boot. 600g of insulation and very comfortable. I get cold feet so nothing is warm enough in extreme cold. I just add boot warmers in that case over my toes. Works great. I noticed they no longer give a temp rating. Just as well, it was -60 which is crap. Not sure how or or who rates these things but they are never even close from my experience. :roll:

http://www.columbia.com/Men%E2%80%99s-B ... t,pd.html#

Author:  slow_slug [ Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:32 pm ]
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wow, how could i forget about insulation? i guess i was thinking about strength and waterproofness.. but insulation is definitely priority. thanks.

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