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Keith Z
04-05-2004, 07:51 PM
Yes, I know I should know this, but I don't. Can anyone send me to a site that rates backpacking gear, particularly boots? I'd really appreciate it.


Thanks,

keith

spencer
04-05-2004, 07:59 PM
Keith,

You just so happen to be on such a site! Who better to rate boots than the folks who are out in the "trenches" every weekend and sometimes in between?

Do a site search on "boots" and you'll come up with a lot of good advice...

spencer

xoomboy
04-05-2004, 10:57 PM
You can also check out the AMC board
http://appalachia.outdoors.org/bbs

and Gear Review
http://www.gearreview.com

but my personal favorite is backpackgeartest.org
http://www.backpackgeartest.org

Matt

percious
04-06-2004, 03:56 PM
I just got my second set of GTX Summits from EMS. My first pair were very good to me, they must have 1000 miles on them, 300+ of which are mountain miles. The Gortex shell wore out on them, after about 1 1/2 years of abuse. I also had my buddy heat them up for me over a stove once, which didnt help im sure. I think I can get the new boots to last even longer. In my opinion, you cant beat a good pair of italian leather boots. Im sure others will disagree.