SCHNEE'S Hunter II
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Schnee 16 inch Hunter II
By: - Feb 13, 2006
Six seasons California pig hunts and Utah deer/elk in mud, bog and snow. You can't beat these boots for comfort and warmth. Never been wet.
Second to None
By: Jon Byrom - Oct 22, 2006
After decades of frozen feet, blisters and wasted money; I bought these out of desperation about five years ago, hoping for the best and expecting maybe a little less than good. I was wrong - the Schnee's are the most comfortable and durable boots I've ever had, period. Warm and dry inside, regardless of the weather. Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Missouri hunting seasons are no match for these. And my feet have never been happier. They are worth every cent. After 26 years in the Army, I think I've come to know my boots.
A well built boot
By: Bill - Jan 25, 2008
I've had a pair of schnee's boots for over 7 years. These boots have held up very well for me. I wear them 50+ days per year and some of that is serious hiking, mostly in snowy conditions. The leather is still like new and I only clean and treat them once or twice a year. I have been useing Montana Pitch Blend Leather Treatment. The soles have taken some abuse, but still have 2 or more good seasons left in them. I'm on the website to order a new set of liners for them, I ripped a hole in the heel of one liner. I'd recommend them to anyone who needs a medium weight back boot.
By: Robert Windel - Gypsum, CO Sep 6, 2009
I bought my Hunters in 1987 while living in Havre, MT. They have withstood rigorous mountain hunts in both MT & Colorado. I have never had better quality and durability.I had them re-soled once and expect them to last forever
By: Rick - Nov 25, 2009
I've hunted in these boots since 2003 and just had them rebuilt. They've kept my feet warm in every condition imaginable. Never had a blister even hiking 10+ miles a day in these boots. I wear a SuperFeet insole in mine. They are the best boots I've ever used.
First Season completed!
By: Tucker - Firestone, CO Dec 2, 2009
I have completed my first hunting season in my 13" Hunter II's, and have to say this will be the last pair of boots I ever own. I used them for a late season elk hunt in 15" of snow, and for a Mule deer hunt in October. The boots are the most comfortable boots I have ever owned. I could stalk for miles and the last thing I was worried about was my feet. The leather has formed around my calf, and if I could wear this boots to the office I would! You will not be disappointed with these boots, it is well worth the investment. You can buy one pair of Schnee's, that will last you a lifetime!
The best boot ever created
By: John - Albany, NY Dec 7, 2009
Through the years, like many sportsman, I have own all sorts of boots. Buying a new pair every two years or so. I have owned my Hunter II's (10") for nearly ten years now - they are incredible. They have been through pretty much everything - to long hikes in rugged terrain, sitting in my treestand in single digit temps, to wearing around town - they, are the best. Warm comforatable & rugged - simply perfect. I will never own another boot, other than Schnee's.
Even for the Smokies
By: Don Betts - Douglas, GA Dec 30, 2009
Got these for elk this coming fall. Tried them out on Mt. LeConte, NC during snow and ice and at minus 2 F. Hadn't really broken them in but they handled about 15 miles with steep trails easily. Very comfortable but best- they were warm and dry. Slept with liners so I had a warm boot in the morning while others were trying to thaw out their ice blocks called mountain boots. Great product.
By: Mary Lussier - Enosburg Falls, VT Sep 17, 2010
I bought these boots last November and the rubber around the top of the boot started cracking, so I called Schnee's (it was still winter for us) and they said just mail them back and we will take care of it. I guess I thought when you pay this price for a pair of boots, they would last for longer then just a few months. So I received a call from Schnee's tonight when I got home and they said for a mere $89.00 + they would fix our boots and return them... LL Bean has a much better customer service they refurbish their boots and return them even after 6 winters at no charge. I'm sorry I spent so much money at this place, and received such a poor quality boot. I am disappointed!
By: Brandon Stover - chatsworth, GA Oct 12, 2010
Purchased a pair of Bridger boots last year. Not very happy with them contacted schnees. They told me to ship them back and they would give me full credit to a new pair of hunter II 13". These are the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. Customer service was the very best I have every dealt with.So from here on out Schnees is the boots I will be telling people about. I have owned the rest now I own the best. Thanks Schnees for such a great boot!!!
By: Harvey - Charlotte, NC Oct 28, 2010
I used these boots on a Wyoming horseback hunt for Elk. They worked great. I did not have time to properly break them in, but they were very comfortable.
CUTOMER SERVICE/HUNTER II
By: DAVE JACOBSON - vancouver, WA Dec 15, 2010
I WANT TO THANK(JOY)AT SCHNEES BOOTS FOR HER "EXCELLENCE" IN CUSTOMER SERVICE. IN MY OPINION THE SCHNEES HUNTER II PAC BOOT IS "SIMPLY THE BEST".
Good Quality and American Made
By: Chuck Fergus - East Burke, VT Jan 15, 2011
I bought these boots for hiking in cold conditions and for snowshoeing. They work very well, and their quality is excellent. My only complaint, and the reason I rated the boots at 4 instead of 5, is fit. I take a size 10 and was told that a 10 should be correct if I wear an inner liner sock plus a heavier-weight sock. I ordered 10's, but they were too small. Size 11 proved to be a good fit. To find this out cost me $14 return shipping -- not a big deal, but an annoyance. Bottom line: As an active hunter, hiker, and snowshoer, I highly recommend the Hunter II. I plan on ordering a pair of the Shnee Guides for spring, summer, and fall.
Great farm/ranch boot!
By: Jim - Corvallis, OR May 30, 2011
I'm a livestock breeder in western Oregon, and in winter I speed a lot of time walking soggy pastures, standing in cold mud in stockyards, and the like. No leather boot will stand up to this treatment, but rubber boots lack ankle support. I've tried other pac boots, but always ran into problems with fit, durability, and/or chafing. Not so with the Hunter II! I can stand all day in cold mud with warm, comfortable feet, and walk slippery slopes without turning an ankle. You can tuck your pants tops between the liners and leather tops, and keep them dry and clean without bunching up around the ankle. I wouldn't be without these boots -- they really improve my quality of life.
Best Pacs That Ever Tread
By: Roger Torgersen - Rock Springs, WY Oct 10, 2011
I have owned these boots for over 20 years. they have been re-soled twice. I have hunted elk, deer, pheasant, antelope and Christmas trees in them. They are comfortable and tough. Schnees stands by them. First rate boots and company.
Schnee's Hunter II boots
By: David Walrod - Missoula, MT Oct 20, 2011
I love these boots and when it gets wet and cold they are what comes out to hunt with me! Very warm, comfortable, and great traction! What more could you ask for?
By: Anthony - Wethersfield, CT Jan 4, 2012
I have 6 hunters in my family. We all have these boots. Comfortable, warm, excellent traction.
After a few years of use,my 2 pair cracked identically in the toe box rubber.I paid a portion of the charge for resoleing - I do not resent the fee but prefer more durability. Schnee's told me that happens with rubber/leather boots and there is no better option.
I can not find a better boot.
By: Randy - Jan 8, 2012
Highest quality - a grand boot. Just finished my second season with 13" Hunter II in North Michigan and am very satisfied. My boots ran small: Initially I ordered my shoe size (11) and toes were severely "scrunched" even with light cotton socks. Schnee's happily exchanged them for next larger size (12) which fit much better. Wish I had two sizes larger so I could wear my heaviest wool socks.
By: Tom R. - Apr 24, 2012
These are by far the best winter boots I have even had. They fit perfect and the comfort is the best. These boots fitted with full mountaineering crampons took me up Mt. Washington in NH this past winter. It is known that this mountain has some of the worst weather on earth and in the top 10 most dangerous monuntains in the world. I climbed on ice, snow and rock for 9 hours and not once did I experience any discomfort in my feet. they keep me warm and the support they provided keep me going!! I will never by any other brand.
By: stanley witkop - monson, MA May 15, 2012
bought these boots for deer hunting in new england, haven't seen better for still hunting, i'm considering a pair of extremes for "up north". great boots!
By: Mike Nakamura - elba, AL Sep 19, 2012
I hunt farm land to the high country in Melbourne Australia. These boots are so comfortable and are not too hot for summer.
I have another pair of boots but use my schees 100% of the time. They are generously sized.
By: Keith Gertsen - Sandy, OR Nov 13, 2012
I had a week long hunt looking for this 195 class whitetail where the
weather conditions couldn't have been more unpleasant with rain, wind and sleet pounding us the entire time. Despite the conditions, my feet were as dry as a bone the entire time in a brand new, out of the box pair of Hunter
II boots. I put them on, hiked miles of brush and trudged through countless
creeks and lowland wamps, and never once thought about my feet!
Please convey my sentiment to the Montana crew at Schnees that puts those boots together. What a fantastic pair of boots! I highly recommend them to hunters and outdoorsmen of all types.
By: Kevin Close - Franklinville, NY Dec 8, 2012
Due to age and medications, my feet don't stay as warm as they used to. After reading reviews for several brands and styles of boots, I decided to try the hunter ll boots. I purchased them in October of this year, and used them during the NY archery season, as well as the NY and PA regular deer seasons. They broke in very quickly, and for a larger style high boot, they were very comfortable to walk in. I walked more this year than I had in several years, and did not regret buying these boots. They worked well for stand hunting, however, for that style of hunting, I think that they are limited to temps in the high 20's and up. If the hunting day is active, or involves walking, I think they are suited to temps much lower. I like the idea of tucking my pants between the leather uppers and the liner, and lacing so far up the calf, 13", eliminates a tight pinch point at the ankles. If they last as long as the other reviews say they will, then they will be money very well spent.
By: Eric Lammers - Elyria, OH Dec 12, 2012
I bought a pair of the Hunter II's for both myself and my wife and I can not say enough good things about this boot! Superior craftsmanship and it feels great to put on a pair of boots made in the USA.
I admit I bulked at the price initially and did a lot of research before making this purchase, but now that I've had some time to wear these in some wet and cold conditions I'm extremely happy with my decision.
If you're debating on the size, I would size up and buy the extra felt insole to take up the extra space. I'm between a 9 and 10, so I sized up to a 10 and couldn't be happier with the fit and feel.
Keep up the great work Schnees's! You have a product that you and your customers can be proud of!!
Quality you can depend on!
By: Caleb Viano - Bozeman, MT Jan 7, 2013
Schnee's Pac Boots have surprised me time and time again. Not only are they the most comfortable cold weather boot for riding and packing, but they are also surprisingly good for hiking in as well. This fall while working as a horseman and hunting guide in the Seven Devil's area of Idaho, I really put these boots to the test. These were the only boots I had during the peak of rifle elk season warm enough to keep my feet cold on the many long days spent in the saddle. Consequently, I ended up hiking a great deal in these boots chasing elk and deer. Schnee's Pac boots never let me down. I hiked all over some of the most challenging and rugged terrain this country has to offer, hunting and packing out game everyday, and they still look and feel just as good as the day I bought them. Most other boots get completely destroyed doing what I do. Between the horse manure, countless miles of hiking, and the steep rocky terrain, I don't think you could test a boot in a more demanding environment. I am proud to say that my Schnee's boots have withstood the test and will for many more years to come, a feat very few other boots could ever accomplish. Thanks Schnee's for making a quality product here in the USA that guides like myself can truly rely on.
By: Steve Abrams - Hillsboro, OR Mar 22, 2013
When we moved to Oregon in 2000, I brought my Schnee's Hunters with me that I had already hunted in for five years. They are the best boot that I have owned and are very comfortable unlike the 'pack type' boots that I had used for most of my life. They never feel as if they are about to fall off and at the end of the day, neither your feet nor back are sore! Very warm, too. Even in Montana I did not get cold in them. The quality is outstanding. I highly recommend these.
By: Diana - lewiston, ID Jul 10, 2013
I owe the 13" boot. They are amazing.
I truly believe they are the best boots ever.
Hunter II Boots
By: Doug Head - Snoqualmie, WA Aug 9, 2013
I always wear my boots to Retriever Hunt Tests for comfort and staying dry. The conditions are variable and can be pretty sloppy. This Spring I ran my Lab in Helena where she successfully completed her tests. The photographer for the local paper took our picture and I've rec'd many follow-up comments about her success and the boots. People ask, "Where did you get those boots" My response is always, "Schnee's!"
By: Alex Thompson - Hettinger, ND Dec 11, 2014
I purchased these boots in Sept of 2013 for an elk hunt in WY and late season pheasant hunting. I used them in October for several pheasant hunts. They required no break in time and were extremely comfortable out of the box. I then used them in late October for a Wyoming elk hunt. I walked 60 miles in the Wind River Range through snowy, wet and steep terrain. I shot a cow on the 5th day of the hunt. My feet stayed dry throughout and I didn't have a hint of a blister. I have since used them to hunt geese, pheasants at -25 F and deer in sub zero temps. I can't wait to use them for chukar hunting in Wyoming. They are warm, comfortable and built like a tank. Thank you Schnee's for this wonderful, American made product. I tell everyone I know about them.
By: Meghaan - Livingston, MT Dec 12, 2014
I love Schnee's 16" Hunter II boots; they are now my go-to winter boot. Most notably, I appreciate that the sole retains traction, even in -30 weather (it seems that the rubber soles on many other winter boots freeze, making navigating on the snow and ice nearly impossible). The fact that they are locally made, and that Schnee's stands behind their product, makes me love them even more.
Great Boot!!, great customer service!!
By: Patrick - Three Lakes, WI Aug 16, 2015
I was a hard hunting teenager with no cash that was forced to wear imported pacs purchased at the local gas station & using bread sacks over my socks to keep them waterproof. It was the perfect compliment to my white (cotton) hooded sweatshirt with the magic marker "snow camo" stripes on it & 99 cent brown jersey gloves.
I daydreamed about owning decent hunting gear and owning a pair of Schnee's pac boots. I'd see the ads in my favorite hunting magazines & wonder if I'd ever get a pair so I could ditch the bread sacks and numb toes.
Today I am blessed to work outside for a living and have some $$ in my pocket. My professional and personal pursuits require me to put lots of miles on my feet and be warm and comfortable for 8-? hours a day. I live in Schnee's Hunter II's about 5-6 months of the year every day for work and for play. I have tried, but have yet to find a boot with this perfect combination of comfort, lightweight and durability.If you put miles on your feet in cold, wet, snowy conditions, you WILL like this boot and it will last longer than many of the other insulated high tech "hunting" boots you find at the major retailers. It is just hard to beat a good pac boot.
I have also dealt with Schnee's customer service by phone, email, and have been to the store in Bozeman...each time the customer service is top notch, no language barriers, and they take care of their customers.
Best Boot on the Planet
By: Chris B - Oct 16, 2015
These are by far the best boots I have ever worn! I have humped miles in the Adirondack mountains in NY, PA, NJ, and Alabama with these boots. They go everywhere with me. Comfort out of the box was unreal and they can be worn in a very wide variety of temperatures. They are certainly not just a cold weather boot. My feet are bone dry and with an extra set of liners you are good to go even if you take a dunk into the swamp. I receive many compliments on them and many want to know where I got them from. Great product!
By: George VanderMeer - Idaho Falls, ID Nov 7, 2015
I drove through Bozeman today on my way to an Elk hunt in Montana. I bought the Schnee Hunter II's. I did some research online and found that other boot reviews were not as good as the reviews for the Schnee boots. The fit was great and the salesman was very helpful in showing me the various pack boots that I was interested in. Can't wait to put them on in the field and chasing elk this week.
The Last winter boot I'll ever buy
By: Lynn S - Jan 10, 2016
Love, love, love these amazing winter boots. I smirk at everyone I see wearing substandard fare. They far surpass the Canadian Sorels I had for 20 years so I expect these will give me years of warm comfy feet in whatever winter I have to deal with. Great for snowshoeing. I have the 13" ones so I'm not likely to get snow in them even when I loosely tie them to slop around.
My only negative is that this website suggests that women go a size down . Luckily I found a store in Portland selling them so I tried on the 5 and found it to be too snug with the very thin sock provided so I got the 6 which is what I usually wear in most shoes (although I probably am a 5.5). The 6 is perfect with wool socks. I will never have to buy another winter boot. These rock! and look good with skirts.....
Schnee's Pac Boots Size Conversion Chart
Schnee's Pac Boots are Men's sizing. Women should go down a size for a proper fit.
|Measurement||Men's to Women's Sizes |
|US Men's Size||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||12||13||14||15 |
|US Women's Equivalent||6||7||8||9||10||11||12||13||14||15||16 |
Schnee's Hunter II Product Details
6-1/2 ounce full-grain oil tanned leather uppers provide support, protection, and durability. Supple, full-grain, oil tanned (not split) bellows tongues make for easy on/off and lacing comfort.
Solid brass logger eyelets and speed lacing hooks that won't corrode or bend open. Heavy duty Taslan laces for support and dependability in the field.
Schnee removable combination liners are quilted layers of Cambrelle nylon that wicks perspiration and improves durability, 400 gram Thinsulate™ insulation for significant warmth without the bulk of a normal pac style boot, and finally 3mm of wool felt on the outside of the liner adds comfort and insulates even when damp with perspiration.
Triple stitching with bonded nylon guaranteed not to fail for the life of the boots.
Handmade 100% rubber bottoms are waterproof, supportive, and durable. They feature firm thermal plastic heel counters that provide the support of an all leather boot and steel shanks that give arch support for comfortable walking all day long. We import the finest natural rubber bottoms that get pieced together by hand, then "vulcanized" the old-fashioned way. That makes them 100% waterproof.
Schnee's exclusive Advantage outsole features soft air bobs in the center and firm lugs around the outside edge. The result is outstanding traction.
Most Schnee Pac Boots fit easily into standard stirrups. Boots with extra insulation like the Extreme series will require oversized stirrups.
Schnee's Pac Boots are completely rebuildable. For a nominal fee, the entire rubber bottom can be replaced along with repair to the leather uppers and new stitching where needed. This is another sign of the true quality of our pac boots. Find out more about our rebuild services.
If you're wearing your boots day-in and day-out, we recommend picking up an extra pair of liners, so you'll have a fresh pair to wear each day.
Don't forget to get some Schnee's Premium Leather Conditioner to keep the leather uppers water resistant as well conditioned to maintain the quality of the leather. Odor-free and barnyard acid-proof.
If you're going to be in extremely wet conditions, we recommend McNett Seam Grip to reinforce the stitching and joint where the rubber meets the leather, so water can't sneak through the pin holes.
For long-lasting comfort and support, experience the customized personal fit of Schnee's Performance Footbeds with extra anatomical support to minimize foot fatigue.