Customer reviews for Columbia Men's Bugaboot Original Omni-Heat

Columbia Men's Bugaboot Original Omni-Heat

Inspired by the original Bugaboot, this boot has refined heritage details and a classic look, but doesn’t skimp on technology – it’s laced with Omni-Heat® thermal reflective lining and insulation to keep feet and toes super warm and comfortable during long, active days in cold weather conditions.
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13 out of 14(93%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men's Bugaboot Original Omni-Heat
Review 1 for Men's Bugaboot Original Omni-Heat
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great pair of boots so far...

PostedJanuary 12, 2014
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joe82070
Location: Newbury, OH
Outdoor Experience: Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Bought these boots because the 10 year old boots I had were no longer waterproof. This is the most I've paid for a pair of winter boots. These appear to be a very high quality boots and maybe I'll get 1o years use.
When I wore the boots the first 3-4 times my feet hurt. Now after wearing multiple times, they are broken in just fine. These boots keep my feet warm, almost hot. They were very hard to put on the first couple of times. Now they slip on like a well fitting glove. Tying is easy and the laces don't loosen much. I haven't had to retie while wearing. Good traction.
Call me in 10 years. I hope I still have them.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men's Bugaboot Original Omni-Heat
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Needs better design

PostedDecember 31, 2013
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NewColumbiaSportsFan
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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
This pair of boots looks handsome and well made. However, husband finds it really hard to put on. He needs to loosen the laces all the way down to get into the boots and the holes are small so it really takes time to get them on and off. If this doesn't bother you, this is a good pair to consider.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men's Bugaboot Original Omni-Heat
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Cold Weather Walking Made Easy

PostedDecember 29, 2013
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ScotGirl
Location: Florida
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
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Runs Very Large
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
The boots are comfortable and fit well. They make the snow of Canada...a breeze.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 4 for Men's Bugaboot Original Omni-Heat
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great look and feel

PostedDecember 12, 2013
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samiam100
Location: New York, 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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Very nice look and feel to wear all day anywhere
I would recommend this product.
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Review 5 for Men's Bugaboot Original Omni-Heat
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Performs as billed

PostedApril 17, 2013
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Pharmboy41
Location: Phelps, WI
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 use them for walking the dog in all kinds of weather and so far have no complaints. Fit is ample, I wear a size 15, and have all to often settled for cramped 14's because that's what I could find. This lead to cold and sore toes, not so with the Bugaboot 15. Nice to have good fit and support for walking. Have not leaked and have not yet had a chance to test for warmth while ice fishing.....next year.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 6 for Men's Bugaboot Original Omni-Heat
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1 / 5
1 / 5

I sent them back

PostedApril 8, 2013
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Sadden
Location: Midwest
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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3 / 5
3 / 5
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3 / 5
3 / 5
These boots were not the Bugaboot of old. They had no tread to speak of and appeared to more of a rain boot than a snow boot. I will keep looking.
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 7 for Men's Bugaboot Original Omni-Heat
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Value for excellent boot

PostedMarch 24, 2013
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Larry70
Location: Memphis, TN
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
This is my second pair. This is an outstanding winter boot with great features. It does all it is supposed to in the wet and cold winter. The sale price made this boot an outstanding value.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 8 for Men's Bugaboot Original Omni-Heat
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great in snow, slush and rain. Can be worn all day.

PostedMarch 6, 2013
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NotDisappointed
Location: VA
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
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I received the Bugaboot Original Omni-Heat as a replacement for a defective Bugaboot Plus Omni-Heat courtesy of the Columbia Support team.
Wow! What a difference in between the boots. Thanks Columbia.
The pros and cons below are based on experience with the Plus and also with the rugged hiking boots I've worn in past winters.
PROS: Warm. Ease of lacing. Light weight. Sturdy sole. Good ankle support. Water proof up to many inches of puddle water, slush and mud. Great wet traction in snow, slush, and mud, hills, fields, asphalt, and slippery tile floors.
CONS: Tread pattern is not very aggressive and it exhibits limitations on uncertain terrain (wet mountainous places). The toe is not reinforced (something I am accustomed to).
SUMMARY: This is a warm, worry free boot that performs well in most winter conditions around the property and around town. It even kinda looks good (not that that matters).
I would recommend this product.
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Review 9 for Men's Bugaboot Original Omni-Heat
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Runs a little small - tight lace/eyelets prevents five stars

PostedMarch 6, 2013
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MarkTGT
Location: Eagle River, Wisconsin
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
Read these run a little small so I ordered a 1/2 size larger. Fit great. I walk five miles a day with my dogs in some pretty snowy, slushy, ice covered, and cold roads and paths. My feet were always comfortable, dry, and warm, but never sweating. In short almost the perfect boot, but the thickness of the laces and tightness of the eyelets make the laces hard to loosen to remove the boots and takes extra time to "open them up" before I can get them on again. Not a deal breaker. I will order them again once these wear out.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 10 for Men's Bugaboot Original Omni-Heat
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Love this shoe

PostedJanuary 21, 2013
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Rich79
Location: Fairfax,Va.
Outdoor Experience: Everyday Adventurer (outdoors 20-52 days a year)
Employee: No
User Rated Sizing: 
Runs Very Small
Runs a Little Small
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Runs Very Large
Runs a Little Small
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Love this shoe but narrow. I'm hoping it will losen up after wearing a little. Otherwise grest shoe.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 11 for Men's Bugaboot Original Omni-Heat
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Boots that Last

PostedJanuary 19, 2013
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trueblue
Location: Maumelle, AR
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
Great Boots! Bought a pair in the 1990's. Worn them out.
Use them in the snow and cold for almost 30 years. Had to buy another pair. Love the boots. If you're looking for a pair of great boots for fishing, hunting, skiiing, or just working in the yard when its wet, you'll not go wrong by buying these boots.
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I would recommend this product.
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Review 12 for Men's Bugaboot Original Omni-Heat
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5 / 5
5 / 5

These boots are so comfortable

PostedDecember 22, 2012
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Flips
Location: New York,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
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I had these boots when I was a kid growing up. I have always love this style boot. Please never stop selling this style boot. Will definitely purchase another pair in the future. Thank you.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 13 for Men's Bugaboot Original Omni-Heat
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Bought these as a gift for a friend

PostedDecember 12, 2012
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Billibud
Location: Binghamton, 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
These were a gift for a good friend. He had owned these boots before and couldn't remember where he got them locally. Good thing for columbia.com.
He has owned this style of boot for almost a decade, and was thrilled that I gave him a new pair.
Fit was exactly as described. Quality is exceptional. wearability is fantastic. The uppers on his previous boots were in very good condition, but the soles had worn down and offered little traction in the snow. Mind you...this was after 8 years of use from a single pair of boots!
I would recommend this product.
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Review 14 for Men's Bugaboot Original Omni-Heat
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5 / 5
5 / 5

I love this product's design and functionaliy

PostedSeptember 28, 2012
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BryG
Location: Eugene, OR
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
This Bugaboot satisfied me in a number of ways. It is very comfortable and I feel confident that my feet will never get wet or cold in my rainey Eugene Oregon back yard. It is actually quite light weight for their durable construction and the only aspect of this boot that I worry will wear down at all is the the tread. Ultimately, I am very happy with my purchase. Money well spent!!
I would recommend this product.
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