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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 11-18-2018, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Tired of boots that leak, don't perform up to par. Just received a pair of Lacrosse pac boots, 2000 gr insulation. Put them on for first time today, felt good, lightweight, all was looking good until I stepped into a puddle of water, toes got wet, cold. Not happy, they're going back to store Monday am.

I'm looking for a good solid pac boot 1200 gram insulation or more and hopefully 100 % waterproof.
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 11-18-2018, 09:17 PM
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I'm a fan of the true goretex waterproofing. Some of the knockoff stuff is hit or miss I think, but I've always had luck with the real goretex.
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I wouldn't even look at any boots that aren't Goretex…. NO matter what the claim is from the off brand. I'm hooked on Danner boots now. Cost a little more, but they really fit my feet well and hold up for years. Pronghorn are my favorite model. I have uninsulated, 400 and 800 gram models.

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I have never found a leather boot to be consistently waterproof even though I treat them with silicone and Nikwax. I wear leather because it is comfortable, not because it is waterproof.

I walk my dog in woods every day. To keep my feet dry, I got rubber boots. They don't have support of leather but I know my feet will be dry. There are a lot of models with different amounts of insulation. The rubber boots may be just what you are looking for.

Since you were looking for an insulated pac boot, I figure you wanted something warm too. I have electric socks which will really help when sitting on stand in cold. The chemical pack toe warmers are good to. They are not comfortable if you do a lot of walking though.

Recently, I bought a pair of rubber overshoes. They sell them at Tractor Supply. I put them over a pair of old hiking boots. That gave me the best of both worlds. The leather boot has comfortable support and the rubber overshoe provides the water protection. I never have to take the rubber overshoe off to clean and dress the leather. Works great for me although I only wear them for short walks in rain.
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i have a pair of under armour brow tines that are 5 years old and my feet have never gotten wet walking through creeks . they are gore-tex but they are only 800gr. they stopped making 1200gr.
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Kenetrek or Schnees may be what your looking for.
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Kenetrek or Schnees may be what your looking for.

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I wouldn't even look at any boots that aren't Goretex…. NO matter what the claim is from the off brand. I'm hooked on Danner boots now. Cost a little more, but they really fit my feet well and hold up for years. Pronghorn are my favorite model. I have uninsulated, 400 and 800 gram models.
I have pronghorns in 800 and 1200 and wouldn't consider anything else. They are the only boots that I have found that work with me allow me to walk and also post up and keep my toes warm no matter what I step in along the way. I have ~6-7 years on my 2 pairs.
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post #9 of 41 (permalink) Old 11-19-2018, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for feedback. I'm looking at Irish setter 860 elk, 1000gr boots, with gortex. Gotten some great reviews
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I like Danners myself. If it doesn't say gortex it's probably going to leak!

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