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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?
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.
Lacrosse alpha bury - 800gram
Lacrosse will be great for you
and they are on sale at Midway right now.....
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.
Only if they weren't so damn tall. no need for a 16 inch boot. I would like a GOOD 10 inch rubber boot.
Lacrosse 800. They are a thousand times more durable than that Muck garbage.
What cnelk said...I ditched Muck for those and never looked back.
Either Lacrosse or Muck will be great choices!
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.
Ive seen a few buddies boots that looked similar Mike. My mucks have the soles coming off, ive gooped them several times.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.