Who should buy The North Face Chilkat V 400
The North Face Chilkat V 400 keeps the chill at bay. Purchase it if:
- Your feet require double the insulation. The boot, after all, is packed with 400 g of it.
- Winter hiking boots with shell-like randing on the upper are what you prefer.
- You're after high-top insulated hikers that last for many winters.
Who should not buy it
This TNF winter hiker might not be for those who don't have time to prep shoes before the big day. In its place, check out the Revel IV High Polar from KEEN. And if you want something with no fit issues, go the Columbia Bugaboot Plus IV Omni-Heat route.
An inviting fireplace in boot form
The adoration of many hikers for the Chilkat V 400's insulation is through the roof. A critic says, "when the temps plummet and the snow piles up, our testers reach for this boot more than any other."
Non-professional reviewers also have great things to say about the boot's toastiness. The following comments prove this:
- "Keeps my feet warm without being hot."
- "Fabulous warmth."
- "Kept my feet warm in Michigan."
The North Face Chilkat V 400 equals mighty clingy
Numerous adventurers find the featured kick exceptionally grippy. An expert among them says, "we trust these boots with our knees on the snowiest and most slippery days." Another trail-goer says that it provides "amazing traction on ice or snow."
Pampered feet in the cold
Based on many reviews, in terms of comfort, the Chilkat V 400 is astonishing. It "offers comfort that rivals some of the best hiking boots we've reviewed," says a trusted vlogger. Note that the boot, according to several trail-goers, requires a bit of a break-in time.
An exemplar of lastingness
The North Face Chilkat V 400 hits the mark when it comes to durability. Remarks that support this statement include "these boots are heavy-duty" and "100% durable!"
Zero wetness in every pair
This winter hiker is a hit among adventurers on the waterproofing front. "They did not allow any water into the boot's interior," says an expert about his Chilkat V 400s. "My feet stayed completely dry!" says another.
Not for extra plump feet
There are those who lament the restrictiveness of the Chilkat V 400. "I hope your feet are REALLY narrow," says an experienced trail-seeker among them. Another outdoorsy fellow says that "the fit is too tight."
The bewildering lightness of the Chilkat V 400
A considerable number of people find The North Face Chilkat V 400 light, despite its 700-gram weight per shoe. FYI: insulated hiking boots, on average, weigh 588 grams apiece.
Lovely inside and out
Two of the more wooing things about the Chilkat V 400 are on-and-off convenience and stylishness. About the former, a reviewer says that slipping into the boot is quite easy, considering that its shaft is high. About the latter, we've fished out the remarks "lovely looking boot" and "the design is handsome."