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Anybody have any suggestions for hunting boots. I would like a boot that is comfortable in cold weather conditions (800 to 1200 gram thinsulate)because I primarily stand hunt but still comfortable for walking for grouse hunting. Any suggestions would be great.

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I will second the Danner Pronghorns. Can't beat them for comfort, just like wearing a pair of tennis shoes.

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if you want the best boot for the cold then get the sascatchawan pac boot from cabelas...just bought a pair of those this weekend and they are awesome...they are water and scent proof and also have a pocket in the liner for toe warmers if you ever need them.

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Danner Pronghorns....when its real cold Rocky snowstalker extreme....can't beat them

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I love my Rocky Blizzard Stalker. 1200 gram. There a little on the heavy side but mine are going on 6 years now and are still in good shape. I use them from hunting, to snowmobiling, to fixing cars in the winter, etc. They do have one small hole in them that slowly leaks. If I had to get new boots I get these same ones. My feet have never gotten cold in the deer stand, with the coldest day being -10 a couple years ago. Of course I've worn them in colder weather then that.

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I would just recommend a cheap waterpoof boot, for grouse hunting. Then get a Icebreaker Insulated Boot Blanket® Overboots for when you stand hunt.

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I also recommend Danner Pronghorns. i've got the uninsulated and 1000 gram. My feet never get tired and the 1000's are very warm

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I just bought Cabelas Arctic Bruins. 1400's and seem like a good buy.

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I did not like the Pronghorns as they did not fit my feet so instead I bought a pair of Irish Setter Mountain Claws (1000 gram). They are by far the most comfortable boot I have ever worn and they are extremely lightweight.

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Danner Pronghorns 1000 grams dont have them but have sold a ton of them. I wear a Lacrosse Braodside 10" and they have 800 grams in them and I like them a lot when its really cold I will break out the new Lacrosse alpha ice mans thier an ice king with out the weight bought them last year and thier arer the best pac boot I have ever worn.

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if you want the best boot for the cold then get the sascatchawan pac boot from cabelas...just bought a pair of those this weekend and they are awesome...they are water and scent proof and also have a pocket in the liner for toe warmers if you ever need them.

after wearing these now the past few cold days you'd have to sit on stand in -0 temps all day before you'd ever need any toe warmers...i pulled an all dayer and from 6 to 2 twice and my feet have been hot...i under dressed 1 of the days and i shook from being cold but my feet were super warm....i wouldn't even wear this boot unless its under freezing or your a person that gets real cold feet easily.

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6 months ago I would have recommended Danner's. I bought a pair of pronghorns last fall after a pheasant trip. I was looking for a light weight waterproof boot and Danners seemed to fit the bill. Fast forward to this fall. Again, on a pheasant hunt and I have to walk a small cattail slew. Water wasn't deep by any means, but needless to say I had wet feet when I was done. I've still been wearing them for deer season, as they're the only boots I have at the time. I'll be sending them back for repair after season. I can't walk by a water puddle without them soaking it up.

JEV

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woody max Muck Boots...

If they didn't work people would not be coping the style and look so much.

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I had read a ton of good reports on Danner Pronghorns too so I ordered a pair. Man, they are the most comfortable boot I have ever had on. As someone else said, like a pair of tennis shoes. But, they don't fit. They seem to run bit short. I sent back the 13s and ordered 14s and they fit but were now bulkier than I wanted so sent them back too. I ended up getting Cabelas Outfitter Series boot in 600 gram. They are normally $159 and on sale on the HSOforum for $119. Got a pair jsut like them with 2000 gram thinsulate also a couple years ago. They are great boots. Nice leather, good support etc.

I reccommend them.

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