As the winter is closing in and the hunting season is upon us. A lot of us are on the market to buy a new pair of hunting boots.
Insulated boots are good for snow hunting. If you live in a cold area where it snows often, even if you don’t hunt. Insulated boots are a good thing to have in stock.
Finding a good pair of insulated hunting boots is not an easy task. There are tons of options to choose from. They can set you back by quite a lot of money too.
Among them, I tried to find the best. I hope you will be benefited from this review.Without further ado let’s get started.
1. Bogs Classic Ultra High Insulated Winter Boots
Bogs is one of the leading rubber boot manufacturers. Bogs boots are quite well-known. They are so popular, you might have seen them already but not aware of. Bogs classic is a high-neck synthetic insulated hunting boot. It’s suitable for winter use.
The material used on this boot is synthetic leather. They are almost as durable as regular leather. Synthetic is different, of course.
The shaft’s length is 12.5″ from the arch. Talking about the arch. The arch support on this boot surprised me. I didn’t expect this good of an arch support form a straight synthetic boot.
The synthetic material is imported completely.
There is no official rating of the insulation. But in my testing, I found the boot comfortable in ice-cold water.
If you don’t hate this type of long boots, then go for this pair of boot. They are quite cheap too. Costs less than $140.
2. Guide Gear Giant Timber II Insulated Hunting Boots
Guide Gear Giant is the next insulated hunting boots on today’s list. I know you probably haven’t heard of this company before.
No problem, but you should learn about them. They are one of the most selling budget insulated hunting boots on Amazon. Timber II has 1400 grams of insulation. That’s a lot! Were they planning to climb Everest wearing this?
To make the boot waterproof Guide Gear Giant uses HydroGuard breathable membrane. The boot is constructed from suede leather and 900-denier nylon uppers.
Together they make a good combination for hunting. The outsoles are made of rubber. It’s also water and oil resistant.
I was pleasantly surprised when I heard GGG used EVA midsoles. You guys know how much I love them. One of the most comfortable midsoles in my opinion.
For just $100, it has plenty of value.
3 .Muck Boots Woody Arctic Winter Hunting Boot
Who doesn’t know about Muck Boots? They are one of the best rubber hunting boot manufacturers on the market
Woody Arctic is also a rubber hunting boot. It’s made out of 100% neoprene. A flexible and durable material. Neoprene is also used in medical equipment.
Muck Boots doesn’t make the neoprene at their facility. They import it from Canada and many other countries.
You can choose from two different finishes. Both of them are in the camo. Good for hiding in the jungle.
Vibram sole is made out of rubber. A mixture of more than one material. It’s not any less durable than a rubber sole. The friction of the sole is quite good. Suitable for walking over ice.
Muck Boot does not use any Thinsulate insulation on this pair of boot. But they do use 2mm of thick foam insulation. It’s enough to withstand -60 °F to 30 °F.
I don’t think you will be hunting in that bad condition. For regular snow hunting, they will more than fine.
The pricing is the only downside of this boot. They can go for as much as $240. Or as cheap as $160. If you want the best, you need to spend a bit.
4. Mishansha Insulated Waterproof Winter Snow Boots
Mishansha Insulated Winter snow boot is the cheapest pair of boots on today’s list. Coming at $48 this boot had a lot to offer. Unfortunately, from poor marketing, it never took off the way Mishansha might want it to.
Mishansha didn’t pay me a single penny to promote their boots. I reviewed them because I liked them. For $48 this boot provides waterproofing and decent shaft length.
They are also quite good for hiking. Mishansha is not made from leather. Rather made from artificial leather and PU.
To make them waterproof, Mishansha uses TPR shells. The one thing that lacks is Thinsulate insulation. Rather they use fur liner to keep the warmth inside and cold outside.
Though it doesn’t have any thick insulation, the small lair of fur makes quite the difference.
The rubber sole is suitable for any kind of terrain. You can hike the mountains for days.
I don’t think the boot will give up on you anytime soon. But I don’t see it running more than 6-8 months either. $48 for 6-8 months is more than fair no?
Danner Vital 8″ is the 2nd Thinsulate insulated boot on today’s list. Unlike the previous one, Vital uses only 400g insulation. Making it lightweight and effective.
Danner is one of the best hunting boot manufacturers in the world. They are known for their quality stuff.
Vital 8″ is constructed from leather and the upper is constructed from textiles. 8″ in the name stands for the height of the boot.
Both of the works pretty good together. They are a bit taller than traditional sneakers. You can work with them just fine. Can even jog and hike with full freedom. There are two variants available for you to purchase. Mossy oak and brown.
The rubber sole is kind of a tradition for hunting boots. They provide the best friction and last longer than synthetic soles.
They are a bit pricey, at around $160. It’s not super expensive either. If you have the money and want the brand value. Go for Danner Vital 8″.
6. XPETI Thermator Mid-Rise Insulated Outdoor Boots
Xpeti Thermator is available in 3 different colors. Thermator is also one of the cheapest pairs of insulated boot on the market. Priced at exactly $70 I would say it’s quite a fair pricing.
Why do I think that? They are not made from leather, I don’t expect 100% leather in a $70 boot.
That didn’t stop Xpeti from providing Hydroshield Membrane. Thanks to that the boot is completely waterproof. You can walk on snow and under heavy rain. A perfect allrounder for hunters and hikers.
The outsole design is unique. Made from rubber but the pattern and design are quite different than traditional boots.
You guys will love it, even more, they are using EVA midsole to give you the best comfortable experience possible. To make it even more comfortable at -25°C, Thermator uses 200g of lightweight Thinsulate insulation.
This pair of boot is designed for outdoor activities. You can play sports wearing them. There is a rubber toe cap so you won’t break your toenails. They are good for daily walks as well.
A solid purchase, to say the least.
7. OutdoorMaster Hunting Insulated Boots
Another pair of neoprene hunting boots.This pair of hunting boot is available in two colors.
Glossy black and dark green. The bottom half of the black version is quite glossy and shiny.
The whole construction is done by neoprene. Durable and sturdy material suitable for boots.
OutdoorMaster hunting boot is also waterproof like all other hunting boots. Even though it’s insulated, but it lacks any Thinsulate rating. The insulation is not that thick either. You can wear it comfortably on snow, but I won’t take them in sub-zero weather.
The zigzag pattern on the rubber sole makes it super versatile. You can actually use them as fishing boots too.
The height from the arch is 16.5 inches from the arch. That’s quite long. You can submerge to almost knee height.
That pattern helps to grab uneven rocks and land. The look of this boot is nothing extraordinary. It’s a get the job done type of boot. I mean what more you want from a $55 boot
8. Magreel Waterproof Rubber Boots
Magreel rubber boots are another pair of long neck hunting boots. All the boots so far are either mostly for men or unisex. Magreel also made this boot unisex.
They are the second cheapest pair on the list. I am not expecting any groundbreaking performance or build quality.
Magreel does provide a pretty good neoprene for their boot. As far as I know, they import the material. That’s why it’s pretty good and durable.
The thickness of the neoprene is 4mm. That’s more than enough to make it completely waterproof.
Magreel is also a multi-purpose pair of boot. You can do construction work wearing them, or go to the local lake for fishing. Whatever your heart desires.
Inside the boot, there is a 2mm breathable layer of mesh lining. That lining helps the boot to maintain its heat and keep your feet warm for hours.
As the mesh is breathable. It doesn’t store the smell from feet either. Magreel Rubber Hunting boots are also priced at $50. The competition is strong here.
It will come down to your preference, whichever you think will look best on you. You can go to that pair.
9. ALEADER Lace Up Insulated Winter Snow Boots
If you have read our past hunting boot reviews, this name should seem familiar to you. Yes, I have featured Aleader Lace-Up winter boots previously on TargetChaser. I believe they were featured more than once.
You can choose from three colors. All of them look good and will suit you. The structure is quite durable. You can even see the severe bend test by clicking the link below.
The rubber sole is quite durable and sturdy. Like Aleadar claims it was meant for mountain climbing.
To protect your feet from the nasty cold, Aleader used 200g 3m Thinsulate insulation. 200g insulation is one of the lightest on the market.
With 200g insulation, you can easily roar through sub-zero weather. You may even go and chill with Sub Zero at this point.
The entire housing is tested several times and Aleadar made sure every single boot is 100% waterproof. If by any chance your boot isn’t waterproof (that won’t happen) you can ask for an immediate replacement. They will be more than happy to oblige.
The last thing, all of these for $60. Don’t believe me? Click the link and see for yourself.
You are welcome.
10. NORTIV 170410 Black Insulated Winter Snow Boots
Nortiv 170410 is the last pair of insulated hunting boots on the list. They are also the only pair of boot that doesn’t use laces or easy fit. Instead, they went for zippers.
You didn’t read that wrong. I am as surprised as you are. Who uses zippers in their boots nowadays? Nortiv apparently. You know what’s more interesting?
There are a total of 8 versions of the boot available for purchase. And almost all of them are different than each other.
What were they thinking? Some of them use zipper, some of them use easy to fit, some of the use lace. I want to know what instruction Nortiv gave to their designers.
Anyway, they all share the same parent configuration. Made from genuine leather and synthetic material. The upper portion of the boot is made from leather. Nortiv also used 200g Thinsulate insulation. Making the boot perfect for all weather.
The rubber outsole is durable. It also provides plenty of friction to the boot. Nortiv said they used a zip-up style for easy on and off.Also, before I forget to mention, they used EVA midsole on this boot (yay).
You know what’s even more interesting? The price. Coming at under $60 and the cheapest one at $32. This boot is a steal.
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That was the last of them. I didn’t want to make the list too long. But making it too short didn’t sit right with me either. Finding the best insulated hunting boot is not an easy ask after all.
There are several options available for everyone. All of them are also priced differently. Price cannot be an excuse for you to not purchase one of them.
If you have any questions or suggestions left, you can step into the arena below. Let’s have a dual, but with words instead of fists. Alright, I will stop with my corny jokes now (it was funny though).
Seriously, thanks for reading. If you made it this far I hope you found this review helpful.