AT34000 Kayo Chainsaw Boot - Charcoal
We like a challenge at Arbortec - we wanted to produce a chainsaw boot unlike any other. A boot that will combine everything an arborist needs in one efficient package.
The KAYO climbing chainsaw boots are a new generation of technical chainsaw boots designed to be the perfect footwear suitable for work in the climbing industry.
The key features of this boot are its shape and height. The low-cut style includes a chainsaw protected gator and tongue, tailored perfectly for the professional chainsaw user.
The upper body of the boot is handcrafted using premium leathers, laminated with chainsaw protective materials and a waterproof membrane. Our signature BreatheDry system ensures the boots are waterproof and highly breathable making the working day more comfortable. To enhance the durability, the Kayo has a rubber randing wrapped around the lower half of the boot.
The unique lacing system and secure inner sock gives the user a snug and comfortable fit for a wide or narrow foot. It will also prevent any detritus from entering the boot.
The Vibram rubber lug sole ensures you will be sure-footed in all conditions.
- Low cut, slim design boot
- Class 2 chainsaw protection
- Light weight: 1.1kg per boot
- Vibram sole
- Loop for the SRT climbing system
The boot complies with EN ISO 17249 Class 2
Their a very comfortable boot but the tongues to get a bit annoying and to get them snug it quite challenging but over all a great boot for working on the ground or climbing
I picked up a pair of these Kayo boots recently, wanting to move away from the traditional heave leather logger-style boots. I also switched to chainsaw pants as chaps were just to cumbersome to me.
Both moves were good ones. The Kayos were hard to get on at first, but felt comfortable once I got them on. It helped to really loosen the laces, allowing my foot to get into the protective bootie easier.
They proved to be more flexible than my previous loggers, really comfortable once on, and combined with the pants, I now get fatigued far less and can work longer with this setup over my previous old-school setup.
I am not a professional arborist, but having returned to the family farm after being away for almost 40 years, I'm now facing clearing 34 acres of mainly brush and woods that hasn't been touched in 30 years.
That is a task in inself, believe me, and having lighter, more flexible kit helps my 61-year-old body get the job done easier and work longer days (at least in comfort) as I struggle to work as hard as I could when I was 15-16 on the same piece of ground lol.
BTW I wear size 45 euro motorcycle boots (Alpinestars, also Italian-made), have for years, and tried on both 45s and 46s in these and went with the 45s. So sizing seems spot-on to me. I hope that helps. You don't want them too big or it will hurt your feet going downhill, increase chances of blisters at first, and just prove a poor decision in the long run and these are expensive but so is surgery.
Fantastic boots but I had to buy two pair because the first were just way to big.