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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Berks County, PA
Re: All around hunting boots
Some brands to consider, in no particular order:
You really can't get a boot that will keep you warm when stationary on a real cold morning and NOT be too heavy/warm for upland hunting. To have one boot do it all, you'll need something like the Arctic Shield overboots and some Hot-Hands warmers to put inside.
I use my Asolo Sasslongs (uninsulated hikers) for early bow season, warm days in turkey season, and upland hunting/shed hunting. I use my Meindl Perfekts (400g Thinsulate) with Merino wool socks and overboots in colder weather.
I can't stand warm weather hunts in insulated boots, nor hard hikes/walks with boots that are too hot/heavy. And my feet will freeze in such light boots in a cold deer stand. Two pairs and some over boots should get you pretty well covered.
I do use a pair of Cabela's boots in 1200g thinsulate range for real cold sits in flintlock season, but I got them for cheap and don't have to walk much in them.