Winter boots

We don’t get any snow in the San Francisco Bay Area, so I only need winter snow boots when I go winter camping. For that reason, I didn’t do a ton of research and just picked out the Columbia Men’s Bugaboot Plus IV Omni-Heat Mid Calf Boot.


We’ll see how well it holds up.

Update: These were fantastic in 18 inches of snow at 25 degrees.  I wasn’t working up much of a sweat, mostly standing around, and my feet were quite warm in wool socks and these boots.

We’ll see how they hold up in wet conditions.

In the market for off-road shoes

Looking for trail runners and hiking boots.  Should I get loggers or a lighter pair?

Trail Runners


Hiking Shoe

  • Salomon X Ultra 3
  • Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid
  • The North Face Ultra 110

Backpacking Boots

  • Salomon Quest 4D


  • White’s Boots
  • Chippewa
    • Baldor Black Logger 8
  • Carolina

Sites I’ve come across

I’ve tried on the Salomon X Ultra 3 and they were a bit narrow.