- COLEMAN HIKING BOOTS, Excursion Series
BY BILL BUTT
January 02, 2012
NAME: Bill Butt
LOCATION: Streetsboro, Ohio
HEIGHT: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
WEIGHT: 214 lb (97.10 kg)
Year of Manufacture: not sure
Manufacturer's Website: www.coleman.com
MSRP: US $24.99 to $39
Listed Weight: Only listed as "Light-Weight."
Measured Weight: About 3 pounds (1362 grams)
Other details: Leather and man-made uppers with thick, durable, well-treaded sole. These are tan, brown and black. I chose High-tops so as to have ankle support.
In July of 2011 after spending the day working with special needs teens at a Horse Camp, explaining and demonstrating the finer points of mucking horse stalls, I had the sole of my old hiking boots come off in my hand while removing them before getting into my car. I was slightly panicked. I had three more days of Horse Camp and a caving trip with my Cub Scouts coming up.
I stopped on my way home to see what K-Mart had to offer in the way of new boots. I was surprised to find they had boots on sale. I picked up this pair of Coleman boots. My last pair of Coleman's had served me pretty well, may their soles rest in peace. Deciding on a pair, I proceeded to the checkout and paid my $20 plus tax and headed home. With so many seams on the uppers and the knowledge that they would be Oh-So near to horse manure for the next 3 days I sprayed them with CampDry water proofing and left them to dry overnight.
The next three days of mucking stalls and two mile hikes with the teens proved no problem for my new boots. A good brushing with a stiff scrub brush kept them looking pretty new.
In August of 2011, I laced up by boots and traveled to Laurel Caverns in PA, to take part in a day of caving with my Cub Scouts. My boots carried me through mud, over sandstone and into water during our three hour tour of the caverns. My feet remained dry and comfortable in my new boots, but the outsides of the boots were covered red mud (red from the high iron content in the soil.). I was not worried about the mud, I just let it dry good, banged them together to knock off the large clumps and then gave them a good brushing with the stiff scrub brush I mentioned earlier. Then a quick wipe with wet paper towels made them almost like new. But, I knew where they had been.
Since August these boots have been served me well on about 20 miles of hikes, provided comfortable footwear for several Cub Scout meetings and kept my feet dry and warm on two trips to the zoo.
These boots are my choice of footwear if I am going to be doing any walking and/or it is raining or snowing. They have served me very well indeed. If these boots ever wear out , Coleman will be my first choice to replace them.
THINGS I LIKE
1) Very durable
2) Clean up easily
3) Sturdy sole
THINGS I DON'T LIKE
These boots provide everything I need based on what I use them for, so there is nothing I don't like about them.
Please note I could not find these boots at the Coleman Website. However, they seem to be available at many, many websites as well as Kmart.
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