Those long winter overnight trips are well worth the planning, the weight, the everything, but if you don’t have proper equipment there with you, the chances are that little trip is going to go downhill quickly.
While some can’t imagine the fun that one could have while camping or hunting during the winter, those that do it regularly know the joy that comes with these little excursions. But those who go hunting or camping regularly also know there are ways to bring about success.
Before getting into the products that we like, we should mention just what makes a good pair of hunting boots exceed the average. Essentially, you should look for boots that bring you comfort and safety (having a good balance of these two is of the utmost importance), and they should probably be waterproof, well insulated, and will more than likely have a rubber sole. You’re going to want to be as dry and warm as possible, for as long as possible.
Boots are really important and should never just be casually bought, especially if you often hunt or take winter or overnight trips regularly. If you hunt in forests, then you’re probably constantly walking through a slew of different terrain, from uneven forest grounds to rocky areas to swap water. You need a pair of boots that will outlast all of this while bringing you safety and comfort.
We’re all about being properly prepared here. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best cold weather hunting boots that will help you survive those harsh winter nights and overnight trips that you might be taking. We’re all for a good pair of boots.
The Kenetrek Men’s Insulated Hunting Boot is probably the best hunting boot for those harsh winters or long, overnight hunts. While they are a bit more on the expensive side, these boots are well worth every single penny you’ll spend on them. These boots manage to strike that unsteady balance of comfort, durability, and safety so well you forget that you’ve probably worn boots that were lacking in one of those areas. They are also quite light to wear (which can be a first for hunters, as boots can be heavy now and then, depending on the brand). The really great element that these boots bring, other than the durability and comfort, is the fact that they are long-lasting and have a long lifespan, which is always good to know when you spend a pretty penny on them. Like any hunting boot or a new pair of shoes, we always recommend trying to break the pair in before finding yourself on an hour long (or days long) hunt with achy feet.
To keep things simple, we’ve broken down what we like and what we don’t like for these boots:
The Kamik Men’s Cold Weather Hunting Boot measures at about 13” tall, which can be annoying for some but needed for others. The boot is made from high-quality rubber, which means that it really is great for all terrain or weather conditions, especially snow. If you’re in the snow while wearing these, you’ll notice that no moisture actually makes its way into the boot, which is a feat. The real accomplishment of this boot is the fact that it has a feature that is a removable eight-millimeter thermal guard liner. This means that, as you wear these boots for a long time, you can keep your feet from getting too hot or too gold.
To keep things simple, we’ve broken down what we like and what we don’t like about these boots:
This Irish Setter Men’s Elk Tracker Waterproof Boot is possibly the best pair of boots for your budget if you plan on going on many hunting trips and overnight camps in harsh weather. First of all, they’re waterproof (something you probably could have known just from the title of the boots alone). The redeeming element of these boots is their stability and flexibility (something that the Kamik boot above maybe doesn’t have compared to these).
To keep things simple, here are the things we like and don’t like about these boots:
These three pair of boots are our ultimate favorites, for the reasons we listed above. However, they all are great to try out while you go out on that hunting or camping trip. Some people like one over the other, for various reasons, so it’s all about finding that pair of boots that works best for you and your lifestyle.
However, as you go out on this mission to find a pair of hunting boots that work well for you, always remember to find a pair that can help keep your feet safe from uneven terrain (or unsafe terrain) and harsh weather conditions. The last thing you want is a pair of boots that can’t keep your feet warm in the snow!