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Posted on October 20, 2010
How can you enter to win? Simply answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post: Where will your new Hi-Tec boots take you and why?
Just be honest and thorough, and our staff will pick the best comment in two weeks. That means the winner will be announced Wednesday, November 3, 2010.
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This contest is open to the U.S. and Canada only. If the winner’s size is out of stock, Hi-Tec will replace with another style of equal of lesser value.
Just released this month, Hi-Tec’s Yeti II 200i proves to be a great addition to any trekking collection. Other hiking boots I’ve worn had significant break-in periods. Heck, I’ve even worn those sorts of boots around the house for a few days before actually taking them out on the trail.
The Yetis? I had no second thoughts as I stepped out on the gravel path. They just have an out-of-the-box comfort that you don’t get from regular tennis shoes or lower-end hiking boots. And it’s not like these boots are ridiculously pricey. Actually, as far as hiking boots go, the Yetis are extremely affordable.
You get a lot for the price, too. I was impressed with the insulation. It’s something that I don’t need quite yet, but in the thick of winter, I won’t be able to live without it. When icy conditions appear, my feet will be nice and toasty with that 200g Thinsulate as well as a legion of waterproofing materials. Seriously. This boot boasts Thermo-Dri waterproof/insulated construction, waterproof bootie construction and ion-mask waterproof technology. Needless to say, when water splashed up on my boot, I expected it to not seep in. Let’s just say these boots exceeded my expectations and then some.
The only negative comment I can come up with about the boots are that I wish it came in more colors. Sure, black and brown are typical boot colors, but I really appreciate how a bright orange or blue can spice things up. Other than that, I look forward to sloshing through the snow in these bad boys. Great traction, excellent feel = even happier trails ahead.