The North Face Chilkat IV’s updates

Snow hiking boots tend to be revamped and improved on a regular basis, and the Chilkat is no exception. Now on its fourth iteration, the featured boot comes with a few upgrades, the most notable of which are as follows:

DryVent. Unlike the Chilkat III, this version comes with DryVent. This proprietary technology involves layers of fabric that keep water locked out while allowing inside moisture to escape.

Minimized weight. While the Chilkat IV still looks pretty much like its predecessor, its weight is a different matter. Yes, the fourth-gen Chilkat is lighter than the one that came before it by about 50 grams.

What you might know about the Chilkat IV

  • Its grippy outsole has lugs that stay flexible-yet-tough in freezing conditions. Translation: You will not lose traction while out in the cold as its lugs will not freeze and stiffen on you.
  • The Chilkat IV is gaiter-ready, which means you can easily match it with your existing gaiters and fully protect your tootsies from intrusive water and snow.
  • Its default footbed is also insulated, giving you sufficient warmth alongside its cozy, multi-layered upper.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 12.3oz
Use: Snow
Cut: High cut
Features: Lightweight / Insulated / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: The North Face

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Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.