Columbia Sportswear Snowtrek XTM Winter Boots - Waterproof, Insulated (For Men)
About Columbia Sportswear Snowtrek XTM Winter Boots - Waterproof, Insulated (For Men)
Closeouts. When you're bound for the seriously cold temps, head out in Columbia Sportswear's Snowtrek XTM winter boots knowing your feet are safely wrapped and secured in a waterproof construction with 600g insulation for comfort all the way down to -65°F.
Specs about Columbia Sportswear Snowtrek XTM Winter Boots - Waterproof, Insulated (For Men)
- Insulated,Waterproof (All)
- Waterproof materials: Waterproof construction
- Gusseted tongue
- Insulation: 600g insulation
- Upper: Leather and suede
- Lining: Textile
- Removable insole
- Midsole: TechLite®
- Outsole: Omni-Grip® rubber
- Height: 7-1/2"
- Weight (pair): 3 lb. 12 oz.
- Made in Viet Nam
- Visit our Winter Boot Guide
- US shipments only
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Nick from NJ on Thursday, April 24, 2014disappointed - this model came without the original box. Look very massive. good option for fishing.
Reviewed by The Kind Pastor from U.P. of Michigan on Tuesday, January 21, 2014I am athletic and was a certified master ski and snowboard boot-fitter with 15 years boot work experience, I had purchased these boots in a size larger as per the reviews mentioned they run a bit small. Normally a 11, the 12 fit great. The boots are light, have a deep tread for traction and were comfortable out of the box with wool socks. They have the look and feel of thinly insulated hiking or hunting boots and much thinner than traditional snow boots and are easy to walk in and would be great for snowshoeing. I am normal body temperature and did try these boots in single digit weather twice, shoveling snow and on a sleigh ride with cold penetrating into the top of the feet in less than an hour. I could only wear these boots in the upper single digits with continuous body movement, but surely in the teens and 20's. I had to return them as I could in no way wear these in any negative to minus 65 Fahrenheit temperatures without risking frostbite.
Reviewed by Ohioan from Ohio on Friday, January 17, 2014These are WAY smaller than an 11.5. They are closer to a 10.0 at best!
Reviewed by Vlad from Belarus on Sunday, January 5, 2014What can I say? They are warm, not afraid of slush and very helpful in deep snow.
Reviewed by The Kind Pastor from Eagle River, WI on Thursday, December 26, 2013I wear an 11 and ordered a 12 per the reviews. Wore with wool socks and superfeet insoles for a good fit and proper circulation. Medium comfort out of the box. Honestly, the cold rating is maybe down to 0 at best. I was raised in the North Woods of Wisconsin and the UP of Michigan, lived in Jackson Hole, the Rockies and the Sierras. Many sub zero and snowy winters through several different pairs of boots. Consider myself normal on a hot to cold scale and circulation. Wore these yesterday 2 different times of the day in 8 degree weather and toes and top of feet started to become cold in 30-40 minutes both times with moderate movement. Boots were heated indoors before going out to shovel snow. The insulation is compacted so thin in these boots they cannot keep any cold out unless you are in high circulation, snowshoeing at a steady pace, running behind a dogsled or jogging. Then still would have doubts on top of feet below 0.
As an outdoor athlete and in a true winter lifestyle and Master certified ski and snowboard boot-fitter these boots were designed for looks, tread, light weight and Columbia chose to market them falsely as the insulation was compacted much too thin during production, especially on top of the feet for any weather in any temperatures below zero. The 600g insulation may somehow be rated for -65 temps by the manufacturer. But when you compress the insulation to a few millimeters as in this boot, this -65 rating is completely void. I rarely return products. With the advertising of these boots to -65 without a recall after production testing, is a mystery only the board of Columbia directors can answer. The rating should be 0 at best, and this is a more than generous rating. The cold rating should be after and especially the Chinese production and not of insulation testing used in winter boots.
Are the manufacturers of the insulation providing their own testing ratings?
Yes these boots were priced on closeout. Why did Columbia not remake this boot? Has Columbia fallen in their morals and values of a company?
These boots will have to be returned to Sierra trading post for the above reasons and are the first pair of boots as an av id winter enthusiast I have ever returned in 50 years of winters.