Cam Smith, from Mississippi, is an long-time customer who has ordered several unique Russell boots made specifically to guide Elk hunts in the Black Range of the Rocky Mountains. Cam requested adaptations to a model previously known as the Wapiti Rambler. This variant caught on with other serious outdoorsmen and the Big Cambo has been one of our most popular boots ever since. After several iterations over the last decade, the version offered today is 7-inches high, constructed in a Double Vamp with a Molded Sole (aka Triple Vamp) configuration for maximum support and water resistance. Additionally, the Big Cambo features a 1-1/2” padded collar to keep out rocks and dust, heel counters for side to side support, and Poron sock liners for added comfort. To tackle the steep, rocky terrain the Big Cambo is fitted with aggressive Vibram Sierra soles and a structured wedge midsole with a rocker toe. In scree fields, this structured midsole allows you to stand on jagged rocks without discomfort. The rocker toe feature gives a rolling motion when walking and allows the sole to be as close as possible to the body's natural depth perception, so that you can take precise steps without tripping. We also equipped the Big Cambo with non-glare antique bass eyelets and studs to help defeat the Wapiti’s keen eyesight. Just about everything in Russell's Kitchen sink has been built into these extreme boots, all while maintaining a weight of only 4.5lbs a pair (based on a size 10).
The Big Cambo is ideal for mountain hiking, hunting, and backpacking. Due to the structure of the midsole, it is also great for jagged terrain or worksites at any elevation. The Triple Vamp construction in addition to the leather lined quarters provides 4 season protection while still regulating heat well in the summer.
Highly water resistant Pecos leather
Double Vamp with a Molded Sole construction (Triple Vamp)
Leather lined quarters for added water resistance
Cushioned sock liner for shock absorption
Hand-molded oak leather heel counters
A Vibram Sierra outsole on a rocker toe wedge
Extra large Pull-loops for use with gloves
Eyelets over the instep for security, army studs up the ankle for speed.
Weighs 4.5lbs per pair on average
This boot is a Premier Build, meaning that upon your order it will be put into production on a 8-12 week lead time.
Sizing Confidence: By ordering this boot you understand that if the fit is too large or small, you can exchange it within 30 days of delivery in unworn condition and we will put another pair into production for you in an adjusted size of your choice. Exchanges are limited to 1 per order and the production timeline for the second pair will be 8-12 weeks. Premier Builds are non-refundable.