Customer reviews for Columbia Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat

Columbia Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat

An instant classic when it first hit the scene in 1993, the Bugaboot is back and better than ever with the addition of our exclusive Omni-Heat® insulation and thermal reflective technologies.
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52 out of 55(95%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat
Review 1 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat
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1 / 5
1 / 5

Columbia Bugabootoo BM1211-901 SEAMS FAIL

PostedJanuary 5, 2014
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tomwhowillneverbuyagain
Location: Ottawa,Canada
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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1 / 5
1 / 5
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1 / 5
1 / 5
To my SHOCK,
My quality Columbia Winter boots Failed
The Seam completely separated between the Rubber bottom and the upper Leather
I have not had these more then a year,
who knows if I can find the bill
Boot
Columbia Bugabootoo BM1211-901
See Photos,
These boots have been keep well and only used lightly, for typical winter walking and such
not used daily but frequently in winter.
See the Attached Photos.
Left boot is starting to separate
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Question rather than review

PostedDecember 7, 2013
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smackoh
Location: Columbus, OH
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
Quality
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Just purchased the Bugaboot Plus Omni Heat boots and used them this morning for the first time ... clearly warm but the ankle support is so stiff they kill my ankles ... appreciated any and all suggestions on how to get these 'broken in' ...
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great Performance, Durability Issues

PostedJune 16, 2013
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citibiker
Location: Portland, OR
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
Quality
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
After 1 1/2 years of wearing these on the job daily, the soles began separating from the uppers. I didn't notice at first because they remained waterproof. A $5 tube of shoe-goo sealed them back up, but it seems that there is a trade-off for lightweight, athletic shoe construction in a heavy-duty work boot.
I certainly don't feel cheated on the price; the boots are warm, comfortable, well cushioned and light. The designers might want to rethink the connection between soles and uppers.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat
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2 / 5
2 / 5

What has happened to quality products from Columbia

PostedApril 17, 2013
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Jim214
Location: Michigan
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
Quality
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
My "old" Bugaboots had given out and without question, purchased another pair. I have always had confidence that Columbia provided quality products and thought the "new" Bugaboot would match the comfort and quality of the former pair. Unfortunately, this was not the case. The new boot does not have the same type of lining and is not as soft and comfortable as the old pair. The laces do not fit in the eyelets as did the old style and are harder to get on and off. Did they improve their product - not in my opinion.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat
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5 / 5
5 / 5

a replacement

PostedMarch 21, 2013
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DeputyDoug
Location: Wisconsin
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Function
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I had bought a pair of boots a few years ago, and this winter, they had the misfortune of coming apart where the leather and bottom come together. I contacted Columbia and they were very nice, and wanted me to send them pictures of the defective boots. When they received the photos they in turn sent me a new pair of boots. I would definately recommend buying Columbia's products and they do stand behind their products.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Feet Temp stays at perfect level

PostedMarch 2, 2013
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Yukon2it
Location: Northern Virginia
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Great boots - I have one pair like this in black, one in camo and also have omni heat Chukas. Very comfortable.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat
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5 / 5
5 / 5

The adventures of ColumbiaMan!

PostedFebruary 22, 2013
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ShinMadman3rd
Location: Bronx, New York City NY
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I have been introduced to your products since I was in High school many decades ago. Knew about your interchange coats and then stumbled upon your boots shortly thereafter. I had the Titanium boots a few years back, wore them to the ground and these are the replacements. Probably will replace these after they hit the ground as well in a few years too. Got all of my children and a few cousins the coats + boots as well. Now looking into the gloves and winter pants. Excellent products. There is NOTHING better on the [planet] market. 100 out of a possible 100. The only downside was that there wasn't a 13 in the black color. I'll try later for it though. Warm waterproof sturdy fits perfectly durable and one tough mother...I'ma shut my mouth!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat
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5 / 5
5 / 5

good boots

PostedFebruary 12, 2013
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lloydo
Location: Chicago
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Lightweight but gives good support
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Boots For The Winter

PostedFebruary 10, 2013
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Silvy
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I live in New Jersey and it gets very cold here in the winter time.
I also work in snow removal and these boots have been keeping my feet very warm. Best boots I have bought for the winter so far!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Awesome boot! Comfortable right outa the box!

PostedFebruary 9, 2013
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JDubaya
Location: Eugene, OR
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought these boots for a snowmobile trip that I had planned. The boots were very warm even in the -7° weather that I was in. They fit a little big but from other reviews I was already prepared. Comfortable straight out of the box!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Don't Pass These Up!

PostedJanuary 27, 2013
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Jmm076
Location: Houston, TX
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
These boots are fantastic, I wait for cold days just so I can throw them on. Here in Texas I only need a pair of liners and my feet are almost too warm. Wore them deer hunting last season and they performed beautifully. I pulled mesquite thorns out of them all day and tracked down multiple animals with no hot spots at the end of the day. I didn't even have to break these in. Only a 4/5 for function because of the fact that they almost insulate too well.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Very Warm if you keep moving

PostedJanuary 27, 2013
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Steveworks
Location: Newton, MA
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
The boots fit very well. I have very high arches so I took out the supplied insole ( like I do with all my footwear) and put in my own insoles and they were comfortable.
I was expecting my feet to be toasty warm all the time and during my first campout ( avg. temp about 20 degrees, about 10 in the morning) I was cold. I did finally realize (duh) that in order for the boots to "reflect" heat, I had to generate heat, so that meant moving around quite a a bit. So walking and hiking, about and you'll be warm. Standing in one place and not moving around a lot, (such as standing at my saw table and making trim cuts for the guys up on ladders), not so much.
I did put chemical foot warmers in when I was camping and that did keep my feet warm.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat
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5 / 5
5 / 5

GREAT BOOTS

PostedJanuary 26, 2013
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snow13
Location: Soda Springs, Idaho
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Just received the boots and they are great for snow-shoeing. Lightweight and comfortable and most of all they are warm.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great Foot Gear!

PostedJanuary 20, 2013
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CarolinaGurl
Location: Euclid, Ohio
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Large
True to Size
Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I moved to Ohio from North Carolina, and I had a big culture shock when it comes to the weather! I purchased these shoes on the advice from a friend when I was looking for winter gear . These are great shoes that keep your feet warm, whether you wear them with socks or not. Because I have some issues with my feet, I bought the men's version of this shoe. The wear is great and comfortable and worth the price. I would recommend this shoe to anyone for winter, wherever you live!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 15 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Love Them!!

PostedJanuary 17, 2013
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JNJ3
Location: Needham, MA.
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Best true to size, Light-weight and most comfortable winter/water/snow-boots I have ever bought. This is my first Columbia purchase and I have had quite a bit of trouble with my small foot size and having a wide foot so other similar brands like North Face would crush my feet and are not available in Wide withs. While the website doesn't show or offer the boot in a wide with, wide-with's are available in retail outlets and through Zappos, but I ordered the standard 7.5 mens right from the website and they fit like a charm - the color combo is phenomenal, and the grip of the soles on snow/ice is unbelievable. Very warm and very comfortable, yet still plenty of room for wool socks too. I am now a true Columbia fan and will be back again!!!!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 16 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Boot - Solid Product

PostedJanuary 14, 2013
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RonH
Location: Louisville, KY
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The Bugaboot has lived up to it's reputation! It is rugged, warm and has great traction. I haven't put it through a true torture test yet but the build quality of this boot leaves me no doubt it will live up to my expectations.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 17 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Hot feet!

PostedJanuary 11, 2013
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moosaki
Location: Martinsburg WV
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
These are a steal. They are supportive to the foot & ankle. I had to move the battery around on one boot as it pinched. They are very warm without the heat as they have Omni Heat technology. The first time out I walked in them for 5 hours hunting upland. They needed no break in for my feet. I have had them on now for 5 upland hunts & 3 water fowl hunts. All were cold weather. I would not hesitate to rely on them in Alaska & I lived there 3 years. Be sure to depress the switch until they light up then turn them off the same way. They are fully warm in a blind where you sit or lay out for 7 hours in cold weather. They shed wet snow & wet grass absorption of water. They are not made for wading past the ankle because of the electronics. In truly Arctic conditions that would not be an issue at all.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 18 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Worn 7 days a week

PostedJanuary 7, 2013
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Earl80
Location: North Pole AK
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Overall great boots. They do require a few days of break-in before feeling comfortable. With a pair of wool socks these boots stay warm for prolonged periods outside down to about neg 25F. Good traction on ice.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 19 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Boots

PostedJanuary 6, 2013
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Leigh13
Location: Wisconsin
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought these for my son. They were true to size and very comfortable for him. His feet stayed dry and warm. Would highly recommend .
I would recommend this product.
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Review 20 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Omni-Heat
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Well Worth The Money

PostedDecember 31, 2012
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Trans82
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Outdoor Experience: Occasional Explorer (outdoors 0-19 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
True to Size
True to Size
Runs Very Large
True to Size
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
This is an excellent all around cold weather boot. It is extremely light weight but still very well made. Its very functional as a snow boot also. I highly recommend this boot.
I would recommend this product.
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