Whether you’re hunting in warm or cold conditions, a good, sturdy boot with features that can protect you from the elements is crucial. Here, FN did the research and rounded up some of the best options on the market for men.
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1. Irish Setter Vaprtrek Hunting Boot
Irish Setter is known for its quality work and hunting boots, so it’s no surprise the brand ranks at the top of our list. These boots protect against snakes as well as other potentially harmful elements, and despite the sizable shaft, are exceptionally lightweight.
Pros: SnakeGuard construction hinders fangs, thorns and more from penetrating the boot’s upper. Additionally, ScentBan technology kills odor-causing bacteria while an UltraDry waterproofing system keeps feet dry. These also feature a special protective covering that is incredibly tough and abrasion-resistant. For added comfort, these feature extra padding around the tongue and fatigue-fighting footbed. They’re accented with camouflage to help you blend in with your surroundings.
Cons: These lack arch support.
2. Irish Setter Vaprtrek Gram Hunting Boot
This insulated, lace-up ankle boot will keep your feet warm in snowy weather. Meanwhile, scent control technology helps keep the boots smelling fresh.
Pros: These 8-inch camouflage boots include a waterproof leather upper built to take on cold and wet environments. A tough ArmaTec covering also offers added protection, while a RPM technology makes these boots lighter than most.
Cons: These tend to run snug, so you may want to consider ordering up.
3. Kamik Hunter Boot
This waterproof style is temperature rated to -40 degrees Fahrenheit and features a removable Thermal Guard liner to lock in heat and keep feet ultra-toasty.
Pros: The style also includes an adjustable nylon collar to keep the elements out. In addition to adding warmth, the liner is eco-friendly, as it’s made of 100% recycled materials. The lining wicks moisture away so your feet don’t get sweaty. Underfoot, the thick tread offers superb traction on slippery surfaces.
Cons: These don’t come in half sizes.