Wolverine King Caribou III 9'' GORE-TEX Insulated Waterproof Hunting Boots for Men
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Severe conditions call for a boot built to take it! Enter the King Caribou III. Rugged and durable outside, with a Wolverine® TPU-wrapped lug and a compression-molded EVA with camo wrap. Inside is all about GORE-TEX® warmth, with a removable cushioned insole adding comfort. Average weight: 2.9 lbs. Imported.
- 800 gram Thinsulate™ Ultra Insulation
- GORE-TEX® waterproof membrane
- Abrasion-resistant Cordura® upper
- TPU-wrapped lug and compression-molded EVA sole
- Removable cushioned insole
Wolverine® King Caribou III 9'' GORE-TEX® Insulated Waterproof Hunting Boots for Men
what the heck?
I have to say that first off, when I got these boots, they were very comfortable and pretty warm. Waterproof too. that was in 10/2011. That's about all for the good stuff.
I wore them for two days in 2011 bear season and one week in deer season. Fine.
I then wore them 2x a month for training, 8 hours or less.
I noticed that the rubber was wearing quickly on the bases of the treads, which exposed a fabric inside.
In May, 2012, I went to a one week training for patrol rifles, which included walking on 3/4" stones and cement, during that week, I wore through numerous tread nubs and the rubber edges of the boots started to completely shred and hang off, exposing the fabric coloring underneath.
these boots are complete junk and please do not buy if you plan to wear them more than once a month. A good pair of boots should last substantially longer than these. I'm attributing this wear to the boot pattern in the sole rather than a standard black/tan all rubber or composite sole. it appears that the rubber or composite wore completely off the fabric.
This really hurts me because every pair of wolverine boots I have ever bought up until this pair (probably 8 different pairs/styles) has fit great upon purchase, have worn like iron and held up great for the duration.
these, however, not so much.
July 19, 2012
I purchased the Caribou II about four years ago. When they were new they were great, but they did not last long. After four years the soles started to crumble and fall apart.
February 11, 2012
These boots are very comfortable and extreamly light. I bought these on sale as a pair of extra back up boots. I haven't worn my other boots since. They didn't need any break in at all. They fit my feet great. This was my first pair of Wolverines as I have always been a Rocky man, But it won't be my last.
December 16, 2011
Light and good for wide feet
These boots are very light. They are waterproof and very comfortable. I have a hard time finding boots I can wear as I wear a 4E boot. The extra wide size fit my foot very well while I was wearing heavy socks.
November 10, 2011
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