Winter in Montana can be harsh, and if you spend any time outside during the winter months, you want to ensure that you are prepared to deal with the conditions, especially when temperatures are freezing.

When temperatures drop below zero and you add the wind chill, it doesn't take any time for things like fingers and toes to get uncomfortable. Plus, throw in the fact that frostbite can set in quickly, you want to make sure that you have the proper winter gear.

There are plenty of options when it comes to winter gear, but do they hold up in the most brutal of weather conditions?

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We decided to search internet reviews for the best winter boots for those who want to make sure that they're protected during a long Montana winter, and the following list is what we found.

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Baffin Impact: Baffin is a Canadian company and while their boots are pricey, the Impact model was tested at both the North and South Poles. The boots are certainly made with the cold in mind, weighing in at over 7 pounds for the pair.

Sorel Caribou: Sorel is certainly one of the more popular brands when it comes to winter boots and the Caribou is their most popular model. Used by hunters for years, the Caribou was created to be used in heavy snow.

Muck Artic Sport: Designed for those who spend a considerable amount of time outdoors during the winter, the Artic Sport. These slip-on boots have a comfort rating of up to 40 below zero.

Kamik Nation Plus: For those looking for a warm boot on a budget, the Nation Plus might just be the choice for you. Much like the Artic Sport above, the Nation Plus has a comfort rating of up to 40 below and you shouldn't have a problem finding a pair for under 100 bucks.

Schnee Extreme 13: The most expensive boot on the list is also a Montana tradition. The Extreme 13 is known for its high quality and uses only the finest materials. The boots are built to last for decades and are perfect for whatever type of winter weather that Montana can throw at you.

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Whatever winter wear you go with, make sure that you stay warm during the winter months here in Montana. Preparation is key and you certainly want to make sure that you're ready for whatever Mother Nature throws our way.

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