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what is best lightweight waterproof boot
I thought id found a great boot in merrells that fit my wide foot and were light and waterproof but after maybe a year not waterproof anymore. what do yall suggest?
I wore Merrell goretex shoes and hiking boots for years. I liked them for their comfort and weight but the last three pair fell apart in less than a year. Merrell said that was normal wear. I laughed and said I had Meindls that are fifteen years old and have been through Hell, not just mow the lawn. I expect a lot more for my money.
I have a pair each of Solomon goretex shoes and boots and have been happy so far but they are going on a year old.
Light weight and flexible....forget long term water proof.
I know what you mean. id pay 250 for boots that will last over 125 on boots that are good for 1 elk hunt. lookin at the reviews for scarpa zodiac plus gtx anyone have any information on them.
I've been using the Danner High Ground for the past 2 years and really like them. I know Danner has been getting a bad rap from bowsiters recently but they are all I've used when I need a waterproof boot for probably 20 years. I used the high grounds on about 10 hunts over the last 2 years and they are still water proof. If you can get 2 years out of any water proof boot, they have done well. I either wear a cheap non water proof hiker like Hi Tec, the Danners when I need gortex or LaCrosse Burleys when stand hunting. That covers 95% of my hunting.
I can’t say enough about my Solomon’s. I really like them a lot. Quest 3-d. They aren’t stiff if you like stiff boots though.
Good boots should be waterproof for years. I bought a pair of Danners in college and was still wearing them to mark timber in snow almost thirty years later. Goretex has a great guarantee and I have had to go through them to get satisfaction on boots and jackets.
For water resistant (as rubber is the only real "waterproof") boots I prefer a solid leather boot that I can maintain. These fancy looking boots with the designs and different fabrics don`t get it.
So far, my Lowa Rengades have shown the best waterproofing over the Years. I've got one pair that I've literally destroyed, seams are split, etc...still waterproof!
cnelk - had a thread on some stuff he used to "re" waterproof and old pair boots and his thread said it worked really well. Might try and find that.
Here in the upper mi-west LaCrosse boots have been the norm for many yrs, so-call leather water proof boots usually do not cut it, but in the west it is a different story for rocky terrain over loose dirt muddy soil; water always travel to the least resistance.
Russell Mocassin.....Had the same pair for years.....Perfect fit,from day one.Treat the leather with what they recommend,and go...
I have a wide foot and have been happy with Meindl light weight hunting boot. Have uninsulated and with 400 gram insulated. Got them at Cabelas several years ago.
Waterproof and lightweight don’t go together for boots in my opinion...
That being said I like my Soloman Quests but they are not offered in wide sizes.
If I were you I’d get a lightweight boot and scotch guard the heck out of it
My Crispi Wyoming boots are the best I have found. I still have Salomon GTX boots, but they are not as comfortable and leak. My feet will get wet in Crispi's, but it takes a few days of not drying them out at night.
I personally like my bean boots. I have one pair that is 15 years old. And one that is 9 years old. Use the older pair the most due to wanting to wear them out first. They are light and comfortable ( at least to me ) Want truly waterproof then I use rubber. Also just because a certain brand works for one person does not mean it will work for all. Feet are just like people ( different). Greg