Schnee’s is a Montana-based company that has been around since 1946. They build their boots for outdoor pursuits. I have a few different styles on my shelf, and they each have a specific purpose.
The Kestrel is unique because it’s a super lightweight, 0-flex boot. This makes it appropriate for flat ground hunts like turkey and Midwest whitetail. The Timberline is a little stiffer with a 1-flex. I use this boot similarly to the Kestrel, but might also take it on less demanding elk hunts.
The Mission bumps it up to a 2-flex. The stiffer sole makes climbing in steep terrain easier. It’s a rugged boot for rugged hunts and proved itself on my recent sheep hunt. While the Mission has a 7-inch upper, the Beartooth has a 9-inch upper, which offers more protection against stream crossings and brush. This boot is available in non-insulated or with 200 grams of insulation for the late season. It's versatile enough for turkey hunts or crawling over deadfall in search of elk.