Summit Treestands
Rubber boots
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
grubby 05-Oct-18
Lee 05-Oct-18
cnelk 05-Oct-18
Bou'bound 05-Oct-18
grubby 05-Oct-18
12yards 05-Oct-18
Fuzz 05-Oct-18
BC173 05-Oct-18
ELKMAN 05-Oct-18
Brotsky 05-Oct-18
Charlie Rehor 05-Oct-18
Cheesehead Mike 05-Oct-18
grubby 05-Oct-18
rooster 05-Oct-18
Fuzz 05-Oct-18
Hancock West 05-Oct-18
BC173 05-Oct-18
stagetek 05-Oct-18
From: grubby
05-Oct-18
I need some new boots for moderately cold weather. I have been running Muck arctic pros for a few years. I got them as hand me downs from my son so Id say they are 5 years old and have seen a lot of use but are definitely falling apart. Jr isn't ready for new boots and his size 13s are way too big for me anyway so I need to buy my own. What's the best option out there? Stick with the Mucks?

From: Lee
05-Oct-18
I like my Muck Woody Max - 2 sizes too big. The bigger size really helps me stay warm. If they are tight at all I freeze.

Lee

From: cnelk
05-Oct-18
Lacrosse alpha bury - 800gram

From: Bou'bound
05-Oct-18
Lacrosse will be great for you

From: grubby
05-Oct-18
and they are on sale at Midway right now.....

From: 12yards
05-Oct-18
In the last 30 years I've had two pairs of these. That's how long they've lasted. I use them down to when highs are around freezing. I'm just now thinking of replacing my second pair as they are finally starting to weather check.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/2416137354/lacrosse-burly-classic-18-waterproof-hunting-boots-rubber-od-green-mens

From: Fuzz
05-Oct-18
Cnelk x 2

From: BC173
05-Oct-18
Only if they weren't so damn tall. no need for a 16 inch boot. I would like a GOOD 10 inch rubber boot.

From: ELKMAN
05-Oct-18
Lacrosse 800. They are a thousand times more durable than that Muck garbage.

From: Brotsky
05-Oct-18
What cnelk said...I ditched Muck for those and never looked back.

05-Oct-18
Either Lacrosse or Muck will be great choices!

05-Oct-18

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I have some Lacrosse Alpha Burly sidezips that I bought several years ago. I often walk long distances to my stands and these boots dug into my ankles to the point that they rubbed my ankles raw. Also, after only a couple years they cracked around the ankles and on the lower boot portion in multiple spots and leaked pretty bad. I patched them with Marine Goop and I now use them as backup boots but I rarely every wear them. They're also very heavy.

I switched to Muck boots several years ago and for me they are much more comfortable, much lighter, much warmer and I haven't had any durability issues considering the abuse I've put them through. The neoprene on the uppers has a few tears in it but I patched them with goop or P6000 and they're still waterproof all the way up to the top.

From: grubby
05-Oct-18
Ive seen a few buddies boots that looked similar Mike. My mucks have the soles coming off, ive gooped them several times.

From: rooster
05-Oct-18
The wife and I both wear Mucks. I don't remember the model but, we are on year 8 for ours and they still work and look great. The lining inside of the shaft on mine is loosening up but, I roll the shafts down on occasion so that's probably on me.

From: Fuzz
05-Oct-18
BC173 "Only if they weren't so damn tall. no need for a 16 inch boot"

I resent that statement!

Several times a season, when crossing a particular Kansas creek, I wish my boots were 16 3/4" tall! Lol!

From: Hancock West
05-Oct-18
Definitely stick with muck. I've tried both Muck Arctic Pro and the standard Arctic but I like the standard better because it fits more like a shoe and isn't near as stiff.

From: BC173
05-Oct-18
I hear ya Fuzz. I have Alpha Burleys now and most of the time I roll the tops down about 5 or 6 inches, and I’m 6’3. Lol

From: stagetek
05-Oct-18
Both my pair of Muck's are about 8-9 yrs old now. I wear the non-insulated in warmer weather, and the Woody Maxs' in cold weather. They've held up very well. Light weight and comfortable.

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