February 17th, 2013, 08:12 PM
Anyone here can offer a review? I was at Sail this afternoon looking at them and could not believe how lightweight they are. I am wondering how durable and warm they actually would be to wear.
February 17th, 2013 08:12 PM
March 7th, 2013, 11:21 AM
The only trouble with wearing a rubber boot, insulated or no, is that in a short period of time the moisture that your feet put out has nowhere to go.
You can obviously help mitigate that with gore tex socks etc, but the moisture will still remain trapped in the boot, eventually causing cold spots where the boots insulation becomes saturated.
Just my $0.02
March 7th, 2013, 11:28 AM
My buddy is a big fan of his Nat's, he really finds that the air chambers in the sole keeps him warmer when standing on the ice. As far as the non breathing goes I find the important thing is to have removable liners. I find they suck up enough of the moisture to still keep you warm. However Very important to put them next to the wood stove over night so that they dry up for the next day otherwise very cold feet.
I'm waiting to see how long the material of the Nat's lasts before I try a pair.
March 7th, 2013, 11:38 AM
I've had a pair since spring 2009 and they are finally about ready to retire.
Without a doubt the best, most comfortable rubber boot i've ever worn/owned. I will buy another pair. About 1.5 years ago I had to retire the liner that came with the boot and used a liner from another older pair of rubber boots I had. They are surprisingly very warm too!
I couldn't even guess how many km's I've put on them.... very comfortable for walking.
March 7th, 2013, 12:05 PM
Has all the answers
Originally Posted by big jobber
X2. I own 2 pairs of Nats. Best boot money can buy. I have suffered from frozen feet my whole life....but not after buying my Nats. I swapped the cardboard sole insert for a thermal/humidity absorbing insert (from CT) and I refuse to wear anything else since. (Ice fishing, snowmobiling, hunting, snowshoes.....)
1 cheap alternative to the Nats is the Coldfront from Pronature. Almost as good.
On page 2 of the flyer, they are half price at the moment : http://www.groupepronature.ca/
March 7th, 2013, 11:45 PM
I've also had a pair for almost 3 years, and they are AWESOME boots. I love how light they are, and since they aren't "rubber", but EVA foam, when you DO get a hole or tear in them, and you will (at least I always do), they can be repaired with super glue. In fact, they come with a tube of it. I had a beauty 2x3" L shaped tear in one of mine, and the glue sealed it up like brand new.
EXCELLENT buy for the money.
March 25th, 2013, 02:54 PM
Getting the hang of it
i sell nats and can not keep them on the self
snowshoers love them because of the weight and trappers
plus there snowmobile boot is awsome to