The Kenetrek Mountain Extreme 10" 400G Boot is built for tough mountain hunts. These Kenetrek mountain boots feature 400 grams of low-bulk ThinsulateTM insulation that provides plenty of warmth for cold days in the backcountry. Reinforced double and triple stitching ensures long-lasting performance, while the reinforced rubber sole guard offers added abrasion-resistance. For added stability on rough, rocky terrain, the Mountain Extreme boots have a lightweight K-TalonTM outsole that provides excellent traction. Featuring a tough yet comfortable design, the Kenetrek Mountain Extreme 400G Boot offers rugged protection ideal for the backcountry.
Reinforced double and triple stitching
Boot hardware swivels instead of breaking
Lightweight K-TalonTM outsole offers superior traction
7mm nylon midsoles for extra support with pack loads
Windtex® waterproof, breathable, and flexible membrane
Full-grain leather uppers with one piece vamp construction
Reinforced rubber sole guard for extra abrasion resistance
400G ThinsulateTM insulation offers warmth with minimal bulk
No seams down the tongue for abrasion-resistance and waterproofing
I've been breaking them in for the last three weeks.For the money they r one of my best invest i could do .its been cold in kansas the last week and yes they have keep my feet warm and are very comfront able to wear
Great boots. I purchased the Kenetrek boot wax and waterproofed them before the first use. They felt a little stiff at first but that might have been due to the fact that I don't normally wear boots that tall. I quickly became used to them and they are very comfortable. I am a photographer in New England and the 400 gram Thinsulate insulation keeps my feet very warm. The sole provides excellent traction on the snow and ice.
I bought some for an elk hunt, then immediately took them back because I didn’t think I could justify the cost. I bought a cheaper brand, and regretted it, as they clearly weren’t up to the mountains. So I bought these again. They are unbelievable! Comfortable, even early on, and light weight. Incredible support and stability. The heel locks in without feeling too tight. They roll forward nicely when walking, and the toe will hold onto even the smallest foothold. Now I’ve got my son-in-law hooked on them. Unless you really can’t afford them, get them. You’ll be spoiled.
I have only worn them for the end of 2019 Fall hunting. In Montana, for elk hunting, they provided great support for side hill walking and good warmth for the end of October blizzard. I wore them for a couple late season Sodak Pheasant hunts and they kept my feet dry but are buiky and a bit heavy. Kept my feet warm for Wisconsin late season deer hunting, but again are heavy and rigid hiking back into stands. Overall, they are not a universal boot for all seasons but I will use them anytime its cold and I need to hike on rocky / uneven sidehills. I give them a B for performance and C for comfort. I will have to see how waterproof they are in the future.
Would have given them 6 stars if we were able. These are perfect for getting my boyfriend out into the woods and when he gets home I hear “wow, these boots are amazing I could stay out there all day.” And it allows me to do whatever I want while he’s away. A worthy investment.
Just got them and started wearing in slick and extremely mountainous type of terrain covered with clay. No break in. Very comfortable and outstanding ankle support. Will buy another pair when I wear these out. JAS
If you need a very firm and stable platform these are your boots! Great traction, great lateral stability, just a great boot. If your looking for a comfy pheasant hunting walker, this boot is overkill. It’s meant for steep treacherous terrain.
Loving these boots so far. I bought them to do everything, from early season whitetails and turkeys here in the Midwest as well as for my hunts out west for antelope, mule deer and elk. I've paired them up with Darn Tough socks and feel like it's the perfect combination!
The Kenetrek Mountain extreme hunting boot is the best boot I have had thus far. They have unmatched build quality among any hunting boot I have ever owned. The fit is the main reason I got this boot— snug fit on the ankle and lower portion of the foot—with my feet being so narrow( would be just fine with people with wider feet). The reason the fit of the boot is so good is because of the use a single vamp construction ( is one single piece of leather that is used for the entire boot) which over time basically form fits to your foot; the single vamp design for boots is one of the most durable ways to build a boot that also offers unmatched stability throughout the entire boot . One of standout features that I was not aware of (until I got some time in the boot) is the ability to move and swivel the eyelets and lace hooks to your personally desired position to add or release pressure anywhere on the boot making hot spots or looseness a thing of the past with Kenetrek boots.
I have had my Kenetreks for four years. They work exceptionally well in South Dakota, chasing pheasants. Hunting those birds in Minnesota, they are also at home.I have worn them in actual temperatures of 16 below and been comfortable.I researched these for a couple of years before I purchased. Do not wait like I did. If you need a great pair of boots, perhaps best in the world, get a pair of Kenetreks on your feet!
I just got back from a mountain lion hunting trip in Idaho. Wore my 400 gram Mountain Extremes for the week in some steep, snowy, brushy, rocky, muddy terrain and my ankles and feet managed to survive it all thanks to my Kennetreks. Hands down one of the most critical pieces of equipment that lead to my success on an 8.5 mile journey through unforgiving terrain and conditions. Lots of sidhilling would have taken its toll with any lesser boot. I have confidence to tackle any terrain wearing them.
I normally don’t write reviews... With that being said, I am a little bit in shock at the conditions that my 11.5 wide Mountain Extremes endured... Alll while shrugging everything off. No matter where I stepped, or what direction I pointed the toes, those boots were super stable under a 40 pound pack, about 4 inches of mixed snow, slush, icy, pointy rocks, off trail, waist high brush, Everything I threw at it, just laughed, and begged for more. I even charged right through a puddle that was about 8 inches deep, then hiked for about four and a half miles, off trail, and didn’t suffer any hotspots, this is by far, the most stable, confidence inspiring hiking boot I have ever worn....
After totally wearing out and virtually destroying my first pair of mountain extreme boots, mostly due to abuse on my part, over a period of about 5 years I got another pair that ended up having a minor problem. After reviewing the concern with a Kenetrek employee, Megan, I sent the boots to Kenetrek for their inspection. Even though Kenetrek couldn't actually verify my concern with the boots they sent me a brand new pair with only minor cost on my part for the wear that was on the boots. I can't say enough about the promptness, courtesy and fairness of Kenetrek and the quality of the Mountain Extreme boot.By the way I still use the old ones when I have to jump in a mudhole to repair broken water lines, etc. and am trying to save the new ones for hunting and hiking.
I have hiked, hunted Elk in Montana and Bears in British Columbia in these boots, and crossed several creek crossing with them and they never failed me once. My feet stayed nice and dry. I couldn’t say the same thing for buddy who had on a different brand of boot. He also got a blister and i didn’t. It was my first Elk hunt, and it won’t be my last. The boots are worth every penny! You get what you pay for!
I am now a believer in the Kenetrex Mountain Hunter Extreme. they fit like a glove, cut edges nicely on steeps; they are super hardy. Money well spent for anyone planning a hard mountain hunting situation.
There are a lot of good things to say about the Mountain Extreme hiking boots. They are comfortable and functional. I am a 69 year old retired wildlife biologist and bought these boots because I live an active lifestyle. I’ve been happy with them in every way except one. They lasted just short of 18 months. I would expect longer wear for a boot designed for extreme activity especially when worn by an individual as old as myself. After all I’m not nearly as active as I once was. Thus the four star rating. I do appreciate Kenetrek making them available in larger narrow sizes as I have difficulty finding boots that fit in my size without having to resort to a custom made boot. These fit well right out of the box!
Just got a pair of mountain extreme boots. If you have a wide foot order the wide width. Wore them to work thinking I needed to break them in and quickly found out how comfortable they are. Don't confuse stiff with comfort. Boots are very stiff but vey comfortable. When you first put them on you tend to walk like an astronaut but you get used to it very quickly. Can't wait to take them on my Canadian moose hunt this fall.;
Needed a new set of boots for the upcoming fall hunting seasons. Elk, deer, and bear in very rough backcountry. Spent hours reading and researching boots and these were always top mentions everywhere I looked. I'm a firm believer in taking care of my feet. Without my feet in top shape I'm out of the hunt and that's unacceptable which is why I splurged on these boots. Have approximately 12 miles of mixed travel in them and are absolutely amazing. Sized my foot per your directions and ordered that size and its like they were an extension of my body first time on. Did a 5 mile hike on a turkey hunt and no hot spots, no blisters, no foot fatigue or pain and amazingly my feet were all bit dry when I removed them showing that the wicking is top notch in these boots which is a tough task for an all leather insulated boot in 75* temps! Can't wait to put them to the test in Colorado and mountains of Pa this fall!