The North Face Chilkat 400 Boot - Men's
The North FaceChilkat 400 Boot - Men's

Give winter the what for.

Whatever sort of cold-weather jam you're into, The North Face Verbera Men's Utility Boot will be the rhythm section that keeps your winter groove in the pocket. With an upper made of full-grain leather, a lower of waterproof thermoplastic rubber, and an H20 Proof waterproof construction, the Verbera will keep snow and water from creeping in and freezing your socks solid. Its PrimaLoft Silver Eco insulation keeps your toes warm in seriously cold temperatures.

You'll stick to ice and snow like glue thanks to the TNF Winter Grip outsole and IcePick temperature-sensitive lugs, which react to changing surface conditions for superior traction on ice and snow. If you're out for a long trek, you'll appreciate the cushioning of the Northotic 2.0 dual-density midsole and compression-molded EVA midsole, and the D-ring makes it easy to hook up a gaiter and rally through deep drifts, without the worry of getting wet and soggy socks afterwards.

  • PrimaLoft Silver Eco insulation (400g)
  • H20 Proof waterproof construction
  • Waterproof, full-grain leather upper
  • Northotic 2.0 dual-density footbed
  • Compression molded EVA midsole
  • Winter Grip sole
  • IcePick temperature sensitive lugs
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Awesome boots

  • Fit: Runs small

These are the best boots I Have ever owned. I found them on backcountry cheaper than any other place.

Great winter boot!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought a size 12 (I wear 10.5-11) after reading that they run a size small. 12 was actually a bit too big, but still workable with thick socks. They were easy to get on and off, and the lacing system provides a lot of flexibility for people who have issues with pressure/rubbing from their hiking boots. I wore them on a winter trek through Moraine Park in Rocky Mountain National Park looking for elk herds, and put them through 2-3 miles of rough, rocky terrain. I was able to walk through snow and a running creek of about 6” depth with no trouble, and my feet stayed dry and warm the entire time. I never had any issues with traction. I subtracted a star because the boots are a bit thick and bulky, so probably not as well suited on the longer hikes for which I’d hoped to use them. All-in these boots met or exceeded every expectation with regard to quality and cold weather performance.

Husband loved them

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 12

Wasn't sure on sizing after reading reviews on how small they ran. My husband wears 10.5-11 and I bought a 12 in these. Perfect fit with a good pair of socks. He loves the way they look. Haven't been able to wear yet but will shortly (snowing now 😀).
Hoping no issues with leakage as in other reviews.

Second pair for ski area work

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 10

So I had these for two seasons and they wore out. Wouldn't buy anything else.

Second pair for ski area work

2 size up and leak water

    I wanted to have sturdy snow boots, I knew about small sizing so I went 2 size up and it was ok.

    but in 10 days boots started to leak in the front.

    went to TNF warranty claim, and it took me 2 months+ and very unprofessional customer rep. with inconsistant answers for my simple issue. DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS BRAND.

    Great boots - runs small!!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: Runs small

    I bought these for my husband. After reading the reviews (and before purchasing) I decided to order a half size bigger. They were still too small and we were so disappointed that they were no longer available in the larger size. Would definitely recommend them, just order at least a full size up.

    Way too small

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 10

    Why North face does this I do not know. You will need to order at least 2 sizes larger than normal, may be bigger if you want thick socks.

    Way to small.

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 10

    Great boot except they run very small. I wear a size 9.5 work boot however these snow boots are size 10 and the left one fits reasonably well but the right one is tight on the toe, so much so that I thought they shipped two different sized. I like them but have no choice but to return them.

    Great boot

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10.5

    Great traction. Runs true to size. I ordered 10.5 and I'm really a 10. Could have ordered a 10. Not sure why everyone complains of running so small. Not true for me. Boot is wide footbed. Been wearing them in 0 - 30 degree Fahrenheit and over 2 feet of snow and no problems with cold feet. I don't stand around.

    They run so SMALL!!

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small

    It appears to be a great boot, but whoever assigned the sizes completely screwed up. I wear a 10-10.5 in other shoes. I have some North Face hiking insulated hiking boots that are size 11 and fit. I ordered this boot in an 11.5 and they are too small! I hope that a 12 will be large enough. Backcountry.com is going to charge me $6.99 for the return, unlike other online shoe stores.

    order 1 or 1.5 size bigger

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small

    Pro: good insulation, actually too hot to wear in 30+F weather(i had no socks on 20F had no problem 4 hours outside)

    Good water proofing high enough for pretty much any snow action. Light and decent looking design; Sturdy finish that will last



    Con: super undersized I have to get 1.5 size bigger to fit.

    little bulky overall design(bc of thick padding and rubber protection design)



    I got the black one, which is easier to match with winter clothes than brown.

    Wonderful boot but runs REALLY small

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small

    Ordered this boot for my husband in a size 13 (he wears a size 12 in all other shoes/boots but reviews indicated it ran small). He loved the look and sturdiness of the boot, but runs small is an understatement -- the size 13 was still too small and he will have to return for a size 14 (which Backcountry unfortunately does not carry). He thinks this should be a five star boot but won't know until he wears the right size.