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I'm looking for a recommendation for good cold weather boots. I currently use my Rockys for all archery hunts, regardless of weather. They are great for warm to cool weather, but my feet (toes) really start to feel it when the temp drops into the 30's. Sometimes even if the temp is in the 40's. I would like to get a pair of good rubber boots with 2000 thinsulate. At least that's what I think I want. Something with a little bit of toe wiggle room or enough room to slip in a toe warmer.

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I bought these last season and to date they're the best hunting related item I've ever bought. My feet get cold sitting in my living room with the heat on and were usually already cold before I even got out of the truck to start walking into the woods.

I bought these last year 1 size bigger than I need (to allow some wiggle room and air flow). I wear 1 pair of wool socks and that's it. My feet don't get slightly cold at all. Also, they may look big and bulky but I have no issue and all climbing up my climbing steps or walking long distances into the woods. They're only 1600 but they do the trick for me.

http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/pr...mp;merchID=4006

Edit: Regarding the reviews you'll see mine have shown no signs of cracking or leaking at all. I attribute the bad reviews to maybe people who didn't buy the correct size for themself.
 

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PGH Bowhunter15 said:
I'm looking for a recommendation for good cold weather boots. I currently use my Rockys for all archery hunts, regardless of weather. They are great for warm to cool weather, but my feet (toes) really start to feel it when the temp drops into the 30's. Sometimes even if the temp is in the 40's. I would like to get a pair of good rubber boots with 2000 thinsulate. At least that's what I think I want. Something with a little bit of toe wiggle room or enough room to slip in a toe warmer.

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I used my HotMocs this past season--with the 18 Hr. oversized hand/body warmers--best way yet, and my feet start getting cold at 35 degrees in Arctic Sport Mucks. Boots aren't the problem, its low blood pressure and a low resting pulse that makes me get cold fast.
 

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Thanks for the replies. This Christmas cash is burning a hole in my pocket and I need to get rid of it before it ends up being used for another home improvement project. I like what I've heard/read about the muck arctic pros. I'd like to order them online, but I'm not sure what size to get. For those that have them, do you go a size above a normal shoe size to accomodate a heavier sock/toe wiggle room?
 

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Concerning Muck boots, how well do they wear? I bought a pair of Itasca boots, lots of insulation in them, two years ago. I have only used them maybe 90 days total and the front of the boots cracked where they bend when I walk. Bad enough for me to toss them in the trash. They cracked where the "shoe" in front of the boot leg comes up and meets the leg part. So, anyone with Muck boot experience anything like that? From reports I've read on HTPa in the past, Muck was highly recommended. Thanks for your replies!
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PGH Bowhunter, I was worried about mine cracking where they rub my climbing stand as I go up and down the tree,and and so far they have been great.
 

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PGH Bowhunter15 said:
Thanks for the replies. This Christmas cash is burning a hole in my pocket and I need to get rid of it before it ends up being used for another home improvement project. I like what I've heard/read about the muck arctic pros. I'd like to order them online, but I'm not sure what size to get. For those that have them, do you go a size above a normal shoe size to accommodate a heavier sock/toe wiggle room?
According to the online research I did, the Muck arctic Pros run true to size. If you normally wear a ten, order a ten. I ordered mine yesterday, $139 plus $11 shipping. eBay.
 

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I actually just tried on a pair of Muck Woody Max boots at Dicks this afternoon. I wear a 9 shoe, and the 9-9 1/2 boots would have worked perfect for me. Didn't take them home with me though. I just wanted to get the size correct.
I talked with a buddy today who wears the Cabelas Comfort Trac 2,000 gram rubber boots. He really likes them for cold weather sits. Anyone else have any experience with them?
 

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My Muck Arctic Pros arrived this morning. These are really nice boots that fit perfectly. Remains to be seen how warm they are while sitting out but they are very comfortable doing things around the house.
 

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I bought a pair of Muck Artic Sport last yr to wear snow goose hunting and my feet stayed warm. This yr I wore them for archery and my feet stayed pretty warm up until it got very cold out. Today I wore them for my evening hunt and sat for about 2 1/2 hrs and my feet started getting cold at the end of the day.
 

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I have Muck Wetland boots and they don't keep my feet warm in late season snow and extreme cold. Very comfortable to walk in and nice for fall hunting but get the Artic series for late season. The ideal setup if you can afford it would be two pair of Mucks, one light and one heavy insulation.

I wore Sorels for years and they were always warm and durable. I also have a pair of Lacrosse leather pac boots with insulated booties which are nice and warm too but not the best for a lot of walking.

I have had the same experience as Hal with Itasca boots, don't buy them - they are junk!
 

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I also had a pair of Itasca's from gander mnt. and they ripped at the same spots as stated above. I only had them 1 yr like said above there junk!
 

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I saw the problem with my Itasca 1600 boots while at Gander Mt. the other day. They had the Itasca boots setting out so I took a look. The leg section around the calf is large enough to allow it to bend with each step. This is what caused the boots to rip/tear as I stated earlier in a post. I will admit they were very warm for me and my long sitting periods.
I bought a pair of Muck Arctic Sport boots at Dick's for $125 ($150 with a $25 off coupon!). Nice fit, especially around the legs and should not tear out as did the Itascas. Very comfortable to walk in but they were not all that warm for me while sitting for tthree hours. I have a problem with Renaud's syndrome and have cold hands and feet. The Mucks will do me well in cold weather if I use toe warmers.
 

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I'm thinking of finding some old hip waders, cutting off the tops and gluing a piece of it to the front of my Itasca 1600's. Then maybe duct taping around that. I don't want to spend more $$ for "warmer than Muck boots" and these Itascas are warm as far as I'm concerned. Besides, the legs will be covered by my bibs. Not being cheap---just recycling!!
 
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