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Offline Jeff

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Bunny boots
« on: February 02, 2013, 12:49:32 pm »
So after watching too many episodes of Alaska state troopers...I have a question about bunny boots...just how warm and heavy are they? Say compaired to CF mukluks...any one used both and able to compare them?

Not that I am thinking about getting rid of my mukluks... ;D



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Re: Bunny boots
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2013, 01:51:16 pm »
They are the warmest boot out there.... If you don't mind sweaty feet. They are a bit heavier, and a lot bulkier, but a lot more waterproof!! The traction is about the same, maybe even a bit better.

I don't like them, but they are the boot of choice for real deep cold temperature, a lot of the mushers up here are using them. The Yukon Quest dog sledding race, that is starting today here in Whitehorse Yukon, and go all the way to Fairbanks Alaska, 1600km, most mushers and handlers will wear them!!


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Re: Bunny boots
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013, 05:44:35 pm »
They are the warmest boot out there.... If you don't mind sweaty feet. They are a bit heavier, and a lot bulkier, but a lot more waterproof!! The traction is about the same, maybe even a bit better.


If they make your feet sweat due to being waterproof, I would suspect your feet wouldn't be warm for long in those. 

But to each their own.  If they work for some then that is all that matters.

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Re: Bunny boots
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2013, 08:30:44 am »
They work like a VBL so are very warm even with sweaty feet.

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Re: Bunny boots
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2013, 11:34:21 am »
They work like a VBL so are very warm even with sweaty feet.

If the shell of the boot is waterproof and all insulation layers are inside the shell, then I don't see how they act as a VBL?  My understanding of vapour barrier liners is that they are a waterproof layer next to the skin meant to keep your insulation layers from getting wet due to sweating. 

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Re: Bunny boots
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2013, 11:44:29 am »
the ones I've seen have the insulation fully encapsulated in the same material (latex?) so unless the lining gets cut, the insulation can't absorb any moisture

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Re: Bunny boots
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2013, 01:02:33 pm »
Brianw, go by your self a pair and try them. Or search a bit and read about them they are one of the warmest boot made, and they have been for a very long time! Like I said, I don't like them but they are really warm!

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Re: Bunny boots
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2013, 06:05:19 pm »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunny_boots


Also the deteriorate faster than the black one's (Mickey mouse ) boot's when exposed to petroleum products.





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Re: Bunny boots
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2013, 06:41:41 pm »
I would had that if they are not Bata, they are not bunny boots.