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Chainsaw cut protection boots on sale
« on: December 05, 2018, 04:41:49 PM »
I just got a notice that Haix's top of the line chainsaw protective boots, Haix Protector Ultra are on sale starting today for almost $100 off (reg $374, now $279). I own a pair of their entry-level chainsaw boots (XR200 model) and am very happy with them - more comfortable than a lot of hiking boots I've owned (they replaced some old rubber chainsaw boots that were so uncomfortable I ever ended up wearing them). If I didn't already own them, I'd jump on the Ultras.

Haix also occasionally sells Factory Seconds at a steep discount For example, factory second Ultras go for $195 (regularly $375) and the XR200 model goes for $149 (reg price is $275). They are just cosmetic defects, but there is no warranty, and it's hit or miss whether they'll have your size available (you can sign up for alerts for when your size is available).

I have no connection with Haix (other than a satisfied customer). Just thought I'd pass this along, in case anyone was in the market
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Re: Chainsaw cut protection boots on sale
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 07:46:17 AM »
Thank you for that link, i always wanted to buy chainsaw boots, they look great! Although i would want to try them on first.
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Re: Chainsaw cut protection boots on sale
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 08:46:51 AM »
Thank you for that link, i always wanted to buy chainsaw boots, they look great! Although i would want to try them on first.
Yeah. I'm pretty particular about how my boots fit. I bought mine at the Logging Expo in Vermont several years ago. Haix had a booth there. All they had in my size at the show was the wide version. I tried on the Prime and the XR200 wides in my length. They felt pretty good, just a little sloppy in the width. (I did not go for the Prime model because the 9" uppers were just a bit too tall for my liking.) The woman in the Haix booth said she'd give me the show special price if I wanted to order some, and they would accept a return if they did not fit, as long as I had not worn them outside or scuffed them up. So I took a chance and ordered the XR200 in a medium. When they came in they fit perfectly.

Having found a good fit, I would not hesitate to order my next pair direct from Haix. However, that may be a while, since these are holding up well. I'm not cutting wood commercially/professionally, but I do use them fairly regularly. I treat them with a silicone based polish every so often to keep the leather conditioned. After 3 years, they still look and fit great.
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Re: Chainsaw cut protection boots on sale
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 10:37:10 AM »
Thanks for the heads up! I too own a pair of XR200 Airpower boots which are worn any time wood handling is taking place. My only complaint is the hard sole is very slippery on snow and ice. I am tempted to try a pair of Protector Ultras from the factory seconds selection which have the Vibram sole for better grip in wintry conditions. After owning and wearing boots with quality protection, going without is not an option. Thanks again....Scott B.
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Re: Chainsaw cut protection boots on sale
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 10:54:39 AM »
I have a pair of kahtoola microspikes I use. Best purchase I ever made. 

I am a volunteer firefighter and always seem to end up being the guy on the roof dealing with a chimney fire. Chimney fire usually = icy roof. I wear these on the roof and have never slipped. (will not wear on metal roof)

I am also part of the high angle rope rescue team. These things are amazing when dangling over the side of a cliff. I seem to be the only one not slipping and sliding.

I am still baffled by the amount of ppl in my department that will not try them.

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Re: Chainsaw cut protection boots on sale
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 11:55:01 AM »
Crusarius- Thank You for your service, and thanks for the tip! I do have a pair of slip-on Eagle Claw ice grippers, purchased along with chains for the quad in response to a mid-winter ice storm a few years ago. They work great, not sure how they would hold up in a wood cutting setting tho. I did order a pair of Protector Ultra boots from the Factory Seconds, hopefully they will have better grip. Slipped and fell while felling a dead elm the other day, don't like that situation!

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Re: Chainsaw cut protection boots on sale
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 12:03:11 PM »
I have worn mine into a fire a time or two. Surprisingly they held up. The only rubber part is the top that goes around the boots. the rest is chain with spikes. I absolutely love them. They reside in my truck.

Work great in the mud to.

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Re: Chainsaw cut protection boots on sale
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2018, 01:00:42 PM »
I have a pair of kahtoola microspikes I use. Best purchase I ever made.
 

We got my Dad a pair of Yaktrax when he started having problems walking on icy parking lots in his later years. They worked well for him, but i never bothered trying them for working in the woods because they just don't look like they'd hold up at all or provide much traction help on rough ground.

I tried using my mountaineering crampons in the woods once. They were overkill and tough to move around in when in the woods, so I gave that up.

I just took a look at those Kahtoola Microspikes you mentioned. They look like a good design for winter woods work - and built to take a bit more abuse than the Yaktrax. 

Upnut:  Are the Eagle Claw ones the kind that straps into the arch of your foot? I've seen them, but never tried them.
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Re: Chainsaw cut protection boots on sale
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2018, 01:33:24 PM »
I got my mom the yaktrax. she loves them. I also got my wife a set and they work great. Surpsing the amount of traction they do offer.

The only issue we had was she lost one in the woods on a walk one day. So I bought her another set. then in the summer on another walk I found it sop now we are back to two sets :)

The katoole ones do not come off easily.

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Re: Chainsaw cut protection boots on sale
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2018, 02:26:02 PM »
Going on 6  years now wearing my Haix Protector Volts. Now buttery soft. Steel toe but no steel in the instep for electrical safety. Kevlar protection .
2nd pic shows the ventilation holes in the tongue and back top of boot for air circulation with each step.

Last pic is the best logging boots I owned for spring fall and winter. 
Nokia made in Finland .
  Kevlar tongue and upper  right to the steel toe.
 When I bought them new they came with a bag of tungsten tire studs and a installation tool for extra traction .
Best worn with the blue Viking/Bama liner for dry comfort.


 

 

 
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Re: Chainsaw cut protection boots on sale
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2018, 02:34:50 PM »
John Mc- Mine are the Super Stud Sandal SCL-2, and worked great when Mother Nature turned our driveway and wood hauling trail into ice skating rinks. Was fun to paddle around on top of the deep snow cover tho!


 
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