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Unread 01-31-2010, 01:08 AM   #1
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Hey, you! Yes, you! Outdoorsy person!

What do you think of these boots?
Mammut Explorer GTX Hiking Boot - Men's from Backcountry.com

Living in Utah without a Jeep means that I'm limited in my enjoyment of the outdoors, so I've recently started going on hikes (I love mountains!). I don't have any hiking boots, and my sneakers just aren't cutting it for much more than a mile or two. So what do you guys think of those up there? They're in my price-range, so keep any recommendations around the same, please.

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Unread 01-31-2010, 01:30 AM   #2
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Hiking boots are one of the things I would not want to buy online without at least having tried them on in a store somewhere. If you could find those same boots at REI and test them out a little to make sure you like how they fit and to get the exact size you need, then I'd say go for it. I've never heard of that brand personally, but I haven't bought new hiking boots in a loooooooong time. I have a pair of Vasques that I love.

You might wanna run up to Recreation Outlet in American Fork. They have quite a few name brand boots in stock for relatively cheap. I think some might be seconds or last year's model or something like that, but I buy A LOT of quality outdoor gear there for cheap.
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There is an REI 26 miles from you in Sandy, and one nearly 35 miles from you in Salt Lake (REI - Gear, Equipment and Clothing for a Lifetime of Outdoor Adventure and Stewardship.) I am usually a "specialist" as my buddies call me. I won't usually go into the super stores for my gear as I like to pick and choose and find the internet the best option. However, when it comes to boots, good price range, and "generally" speaking a knowledgable staff, REI is hard to beat. Their service is great, returns no questions asked, they fit the boot to your foot and application, even go as far as to set you up with arch support... etc... I've found some of their store brands are well priced and very competitive. They do sell mammut although I've never seen mammut boots specificaly. If the price is high which it sometimes can be, you could always try em on and then look online.
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Hiking boots are one of the things I would not want to buy online without at least having tried them on in a store somewhere. If you could find those same boots at REI and test them out a little to make sure you like how they fit and to get the exact size you need, then I'd say go for it. I've never heard of that brand personally, but I haven't bought new hiking boots in a loooooooong time. I have a pair of Vasques that I love.

You might wanna run up to Recreation Outlet in American Fork. They have quite a few name brand boots in stock for relatively cheap. I think some might be seconds or last year's model or something like that, but I buy A LOT of quality outdoor gear there for cheap.

I got a pair of vasques as well, cheap but good for the dollar. I don't wear them often as I like my salomon's. I've had them for 3 years, they sit in the garage and havn't deteriorated, so thats a plus. Mammut make great gear, especially climbing stuff. I havn't really seen their boots before though, although im sure they are well made.


These are the boots I got, they were actually more expensive, but I got the older model so its slightly different, I like the price though I might have to get a new pair.

http://www.rei.com/product/763465?pr...:referralID=NA
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Just an FYI, I'm not too sure how...feasible it will be for me to get a ride up to Salt Lake or Sandy or any of these places. I don't have a car....or friends.
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Just an FYI, I'm not too sure how...feasible it will be for me to get a ride up to Salt Lake or Sandy or any of these places. I don't have a car....or friends.
maybe you should get friends before you get hiking boots, its not safe to hike long distances alone. Ok thats a lie, I do solo hikes all the time. Just playing, but seriously you ought to try them on, hiking boots are one piece of gear that is odd in the fact that they are all "different" a size 10 in one brand is totally different then a size 10 in the other, plus the cut, and arch might not be your style either.
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Do not buy them, and quit hiking. You should be out selling plasma so you can go get your jeep from kansas. If you find you have free time you should be selling your body to lonely utah women to help speed the money making process so you can go home and bring your jeep back.

Now if you are going to save money going home to get your jeep by hiking then I guess you can buy a pair of hiking boots. But just one pair but like mentioned before you really should buy your boots at a local store so you can ensure they will fit properly. Nothing worse than hiking with a pair of bad boots.
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