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Kenetreks Hardscrabble vs Mountain Extreme

Clawsar

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Sorry if this is redundant but I'm a bit unclear. I'm going to go try out some Kenetreks tomorrow in town but I don't know which styles they have, and I don't know which i want to find. What are the main differences between the Hardscrabble and the Mountain Extreme? I hike much during the summer, hunt a lot of miles during MT archery, and then day hunts during rifle season. I have been using the Arc'teryx low top shoes this summer and on a recent weeklong backpacking trip in the Bob but I'm worried about using them for packing any meat out with no ankle support.

I used to use Oboz but wore through a pair in one rough weekend last year. Switched to the Danner Pronghorn for the rest of archery and rifle season, but they aren't a perfect fit and I feel less stable I them than even the Arc'teryx.

Thanks for any help! I know if I get anything new I need it now for break in.
 

Big Fin

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I have most everything they make. I use my Hardscrabbles in August and some in early September. After that, it is the non-insulated Mountain Extremes until the end of season. Given they are not much difference in weight, if I had to go with only one pair, it would be the non-insulated Mountain Extremes.
 

Clawsar

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Thanks Randy,
I've been taking your word as gospel lately so I'll make sure to find the Extremes. What's the main difference?

Thanks again.
 

Clawsar

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Bought them, waxed them up two days in a row, wore them walking the dog for a week, and gave them their first test last night. I hiked a mile or do, 600ft up, off trail through blowdown, with a 70lb pack on. And since I forgot my trekking poles it was all leg work. The boots did great; fit well, didn't get too hot, and saved me at least twice with the great ankle support. I'll keep wearing them for 19 days then it's opener.

Thanks again!
 
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