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Sorel Caribou
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Best Buy Award Top Pick Award 
Price $159.95 at REI
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Pros Waterproof, warm, easy to put on, removable linerWarm, completely waterproof, comfortable, good traction, supportiveSupportive, good traction, very warmWarm, comfortable, affordable, great tractionInexpensive, warm, super user-friendly, good traction, made in USA
Cons Very heavy, large, sloppy fit, potential durability issuesSizing runs a bit small, expensiveMore difficult to pull on and off, relatively complicated lacing system, break-in periodNot completely waterproof, more labor intensive to put on than othersClunky loose fit, not for hiking, leaking seam between upper and lower
Bottom Line With its proven track record as a popular Pac boot, the Caribou continues to be a favorite for use around townThis model boasts an Editors' Choice Award-winning combination of comfort, warmth, water resistance, and tractionA well made boot that is at home walking on snowy trails or out on a snowshoe hikeA casual boot for tromping around in the snow and rain at a budget friendly priceIf you're looking for a straightforward, utilitarian winter boot, look no further than this one
Rating Categories Sorel Caribou Oboz Bridger 10" Insulated Vasque Snowburban II UltraDry Kamik NationPlus Kamik Greenbay 4
Warmth (25%)
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Water Resistance (25%)
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Ease Of Use (15%)
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Traction (10%)
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Specs Sorel Caribou Oboz Bridger 10"... Vasque Snowburban... Kamik NationPlus Kamik Greenbay 4
Maximum puddle depth before major leaking 10.5 in 8.5 in 7.25 in 4.5 in 3 in
Appropriate Activity Chores, errands All activities, from chores to hiking All activities, from chores to hiking All activities, from chores to hiking Chores, errands
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular, Wide version available Regular, Wide version available
Fit Details Roomy Runs 1/2 size small True to size True to size Roomy
Measured Shaft Height (from bottom of sole to top of shaft, Size 10) 11 in 10 in 8.5 in 11 in 14 in
Weight (Per Pair, size 11) 5.3 lbs 3.6 lbs 3.4 lbs 3.6 lbs 4.4 lbs
Lining/Insulation Removable/washable 9mm recycled felt inner boot with Sherpa Pile snow cuff 400g 3M Thinsulate synthetic fibers 400g 3M Thinsulate Ultra Insulation Removable 200B 3M Thinsulate 6 mm Thermal Guard
Upper Material Waterproof nubuck leather Waterproof nubuck leather 1.8mm Waterproof Leather Waterproof suede and ballistic nylon Waterproof 600D nylon
Toe Box Rubber Rubber Durable rubber toe rand Rubber Rubber
Outsole Handcrafted waterproof vulcanized rubber shell with Sorel aero-trac non loading outsole Winterized Rubber Vasque Nordic Rover outsole with ColdHold Technology SNOWTREAD Synthetic Rubber Prime Rubber
Company-claimed cold-weather rating -40 F Not listed Not listed -40 F -25 F
Animal products used? Yes Yes - Leather Yes Yes No
Sizes Available 7 - 17 8 - 14 7 - 14 7 - 14 6 - 15
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