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Re: Russian Ski boots
« Reply #60 on: August 08, 2018, 03:14:44 pm »
Good Luck  Mike,
I haven't use mine in the bush, but really love them. Vendor recommends to waterproof leather before use. I used Grangers but nikiwax will work too.

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Re: Russian Ski boots
« Reply #61 on: October 05, 2018, 05:50:01 pm »
It took about seven weeks, but they showed up.  I think that I am going to like them.  I have been wearing them around the house to get them shaped to my feet.

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Re: Russian Ski boots
« Reply #62 on: October 18, 2018, 07:48:03 pm »
Here's a short video review (in Russian)
by the same guy that built dug out shelter some of you may have seen on the net
judging by the squeaking snow, it's pretty cold  :)
He likes them for walking down to -30 C

https://imperiya.by/video/ZP9sZ5_QSgr/ichigi-poskryakova.html

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Re: Russian Ski boots
« Reply #63 on: December 11, 2018, 09:04:27 am »
These boots have been great for my late season pheasant hunting.   I'm going to order another pair.

Mike
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Re: Russian Ski boots
« Reply #64 on: December 11, 2018, 10:25:35 am »
Old Guide, I sent you a PM. Do you still have the pair you want to get rid of?

Mike B. On your first order did the size you order fit true to your size or did you order a larger size?


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Re: Russian Ski boots
« Reply #65 on: December 11, 2018, 10:33:27 am »
They asked for my actual foot length in cm's.  I was a little skeptical about the sizing after reading some feedback from others so I added a couple of cm.  They are good with one pair of wool socks.  Two pair is too tight.
Mike
« Last Edit: December 27, 2018, 06:52:17 pm by Mike B. »
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Re: Russian Ski boots
« Reply #66 on: December 11, 2018, 11:04:05 am »
I enjoy them too. after initial break they are very comfy
Ski anyone? lol

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Re: Russian Ski boots
« Reply #67 on: December 27, 2018, 09:47:45 am »
So my boots finally met winter forest abuse... I wore the boots with single pair of basspro lifetime socks
temps were -5 -24,  my feet were dry warm and comfy entire time, I was swearing by my Irish Setter 1200 gm thinsulate Gortex boots,  but I was sweating in them and had to change the socks at least twice a day, was actually blaming aging lol.
Now I am not sure if I ever will wear them back. I went to cross ankle deep stream, hiked thru the bush in foot of snow - all no problems dry and warm. and they are so damn light. 


« Last Edit: December 27, 2018, 01:17:47 pm by kiggy »

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Re: Russian Ski boots
« Reply #68 on: December 27, 2018, 04:26:56 pm »
 :) :) :)

What tent is it?

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Re: Russian Ski boots
« Reply #70 on: December 29, 2018, 09:57:26 am »
Thanks. Interesting. Very long time ago I was setting up these tents for time in competition, LOL.
Don't you find it dark inside, the fabric being green?
Do you use stove inside? Where is the hole for the chimney?
$4, really?
Did you buy it in Russia and bring it here?
Sorry lots of questions, as usual with me.

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Re: Russian Ski boots
« Reply #71 on: December 29, 2018, 01:13:57 pm »
Hey H_T
it is Belorussian site, price is around 110 CAD, my friend bought it for me in Minsk for $80 last summer.
quality is so so, canvas is not very tight wave tread, I applied waterproofing and it is much better now.
 I made stove jack from two sheets of aluminium flashing bolted together  on canvas. it is also very small tent but my collapsible Ti stove heats it very well.



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Re: Russian Ski boots
« Reply #72 on: December 29, 2018, 09:46:43 pm »
Nice, thanks. Yep, I figured the site is in Belarus. Stupid me, I didn't know they have 'better rubles' :)

I considered buying a tent or canvas шт Russia, but the color always stopped me.
The quality is always a question....
I was told most of the canvas (bresent) made in Russia is of poor quality today, because the equipment (mills) is old and worn. The fabric they buy in China, India and Pakistan varies widely.
I found canvas I liked (Splav.ru) and I bought a windbreaker from it, but it only comes in green or black. Sorry to sidetrack the boot thread :)