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Offline Techno

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« on: February 14, 2007, 03:57:12 PM »
with the "tent" and "fire piston" threads going and the great info i figure i would ask about the boots. since fairys wear the heck out of them, anyone have advice on rubber boots?
i was looking at these

Our new Dura-Trax™ are the lightest, warmest, most comfortable rubber boots we've ever offered. We combined running-shoe technology with the best-insulating, most durable rubber-boot materials available today. You'll simply be amazed. Insulated with 800-gram Thinsulate™ Ultra Insulation to keep your feet warm and comfortable when temperatures drop.
Height: 18".
Average weight: 4.5 lbs./pair.

i`m looking to spend around 100$ but not over 125$

what would be a happy medium for not too hot in the early season and not too cold for the late season?

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Re: boots
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2007, 04:11:41 PM »
Check out http://www.sportsmansguide.com/.  Get a pair of their Guide Gear boots. O0
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Re: boots
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2007, 04:21:09 PM »
I have a cheap pair of Field & Stream, Un-insulated, Rubber Boots I picked up at Dick's Sporting Goods for $20.00.  Believe it or not, they are very, very, comfortable.  I got them a bit bigger than I needed, so I can add footbeds and heavier socks and wear them well into the fall.

I haven't got around to getting an insulated pair yet, but when I do they will be LaCrosse 800 or 1000 gram Thinsulate.  Like these...

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat20564-cat280030&id=0006631821225a&navCount=10&podId=0006631&parentId=cat280030&masterpathid=&navAction=push&catalogCode=IH&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat280030&hasJS=true

I would let temperatures and how far you need to travel make your decision for you.  If you are going to be doing some light canoeing or walking a hundred yards to your tree stand, in warm weather, I would get a cheap pair of uninsulated ones.  Then for the cooler weather I would get some 800 or 1000 gram Thinsulate ones.  If you shop around, I am sure you can get two pairs for the money you are willing to spend.  Also, if you get the plain olive colored ones, instead of camo, you will save a few bucks too.
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2007, 04:37:23 PM »
cool. thanks for the info. i allready have and use a simple pair of northerners. i`m looking for more comfortability than simple anymore. i have an OLD pair i use for the yard and i want to re-tire what i have now and go new for hunting and not so old for the yard.

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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2007, 05:02:29 PM »
Don't make the mistake of getting 1200 gram boots.  I rarely wear mine because the things are so wide I gave to walk with my feet shoulder width apart.  Don't try to drive in them either.  All you'll do is brake torque your ride.
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Re: boots
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2007, 05:34:08 PM »
What are ya needin for a campin trip in the fall or a canoe trip with Travo(question mark) :twisted: ;D

I got a pair of Alpha Burlys and them things keep my feet reasonably warm on all but the coldest days as long as I am walkin. If yer just goin to be standin around especially in snow them damn things get chilly pretty quick.
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Re: boots
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2007, 09:24:53 PM »
OK, Mad's smokin' crack! :roll:  ;D

Check out the link below to The Sportsmans Guide's rubber boots.

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/browse/browse.aspx?c=11&s=372

Here's a quick run down on the prices:

800 gram Thinsulate LaCross boots from Cabelas (Mad's link) - $99.95

600 gram Thinsulate Guide Gear boots - $49.97
1200 gram Thinsulate Guide Gear boots - $49.97
2000 gram Thinsulate Guide Gear boots - $59.97

 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0

With LaCross, you pay for the name a whole lot.  I've got a set of the 800 gram Thinsulate Guide Gear boots.  They're really nice, and just as good as some "more expensive" boots I've had. :wink:  I caught them on sale a couple of years ago and paid about $30 for them. O0
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Re: boots
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2007, 02:02:45 AM »
wow i know where i`m getting some boots from.

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Re: boots
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2007, 08:09:20 PM »
are the boots gonna be multi purpose?  bought a pair of wolverine rubber boots that are snake proof and have a 1000grams thinsulate.  used during turkey and duck season..there about $50 bucks. if not lacrosse makes a rubber boot with a steel toe that is practical for about 25 bucks. hope this helps

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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2007, 10:22:00 PM »
make sure they are big enough to fit the back legs of a sheep into. see ya on the campin trip(period).

 


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