Customer reviews for Columbia Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Electric

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Columbia Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Electric

This cutting edge boot keeps you warm and comfortable for hours even in the worst winter conditions thanks to Omni-Heat® thermal electric technology, which provides instant, battery-powered warmth at the push of a button; the comfortable articulated collar, solid waterproof construction, thermal reflective lining and dual compound lug pattern round out this seriously protective and stable winter boot.
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3 out of 4(75%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Electric
Review 1 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Electric
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Ehhhh a good idea..not a very good product.

PostedJanuary 3, 2013
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Art2013
Location: Buffalo NY
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
I purchased these because I stand for long periods in freezing weather. I live in Buffalo NY. I'm used to cold-feet. I'm aware of how to make cold-feet not-so-cold. For example shoveling snow for 30 minutes = warm feet. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out if you keep moving, and the blood circulating, with the correct layering of socks you should have no problems. The impression I had with these boots was that I could charge them, push a button, and have toasty (or at least avoid toe-numbing cold) feet. Maybe my pair is defective, but I'm not impressed..particularly for this kind of money. The heat for the lowest charge (green) is supposed to last roughly 3.5 hours. I cannot tell when it stops or starts. Pretty much useless unless you are wearing these and it's 70 below or you are on the dark side of the moon. The heat is indistinguishable from the heat your body gives off. I haven't tried the yellow setting. I tried the red (hottest) setting and really..you are better off with a pair of cheap boots and two pairs of correctly layered socks of high quality. Same thing.
I gave two stars overall. They fit good. Would be a good boot for around $75-85
I do not recommend this product.
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Review 2 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Electric
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Great boot, needs breaking in

PostedJanuary 18, 2013
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Jaure
Location: Manitou Springs, CO
Outdoor Experience:Professional Thrill Seeker (outdoors 53+ days a year)
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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4 / 5
4 / 5
I just moved to Colorado. I've probably put 5 miles on these boots thus far. I don't even put them on til it gets below 25F. Paired with a polypro liner sock and a wigwam heavy sock I don't even need the electric unless I'm stationary for extended periods. This was at -2F. The electric is best used on low. The high doesn't provide an immediate relief so I usually opt for battery life and use low. Best when anticipating BEFORE your toes get numb. Not a toasting feel, just warm. Also the tread is great. The only issue I've had is that they dig into my feet/shins at points and I can't wear them for days on end without some pain. Hoping some more miles will break this.
I would recommend this product.
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Review 3 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Electric
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5 / 5
5 / 5

Below Zero Temp's in Northern Minnesota

PostedDecember 4, 2012
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GPMN
Location: Wadena, MN
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
Quality
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
I live in Minnesota all my 50+ years. Hunting, ice fishing, snowshoeing, football games and generally outdoors in sub zero temperatures for hours. Owning numerous boots, I was sooo tired of having cold feet regardless of the thickness or material of the boots, socks, etc. I researched and purchased the Bugaboot with extra batteries and am I ever glad I did! These will be the last boots I buy. I turn them on red/high for 10 minutes and my feet are toasty warm, turn them down to yellow/med for 5 minutes and finally set to green/low for 3 to 4 hours. Switch out the batteries, replace with the back up full charged batteries and do my thing. The most unbelievable fact about how well the boots work is that I ONLY wore ONE pair of street socks to check them out! You don't feel the batteries at all. I love that when I slip out of them, the tongue opens up nicely, I plug the batteries right inside the boots, they fully charge for the night and auto shut off after completely charged. My cell phone died while ice fishing. Each battery has two mini plug ins, so I plugged in my cell phone and made calls out on the ice. WOW!
All you female's..... buy these, period. I wear a 10.5 shoe, ordered 10.5 boot as they said it runs slightly larger and they fit perfect. Thank you Columbia for your product development. You always get what you pay for. Forget the price as these boots are wonderful. The ultimate level of excellance is consistency. Columbia...you out did your self this time!!
A completely satisfied customer.
GP Minnesota
I would recommend this product.
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onJanuary 26, 2013
Last week the temps were -22., with wind chills of -45 to -50 below. Still with just street socks on, my feet were warm without the battery packs on. After a hour, I turned both boots to the "yellow" setting and that took the chill away. Love these boots!! My feet thank me every day.
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Review 4 for Men’s Bugaboot™ Plus Electric
Overall Rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

columbia bugaboot plus electric boots

PostedNovember 10, 2012
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michael123
Location: schreiber, ont
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
so far so good, haven,t had the chance to try in extreme cold weather conditions yet.
I would recommend this product.
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Belleville, MI.
 
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I do not recommend this product
onFebruary 2, 2013
Very disappointed in these boots. I am a security guard and often work outside parking at public events for hours at a time. The boots are ok to about 40deg. but when the temp drops and my toes start to get cold I turn them on and I feel a slight warmth. As the temp continues to drop they are useless. Don't think the batterise hold up as advertised. High and medium settings make no difference. Also as I was stringing them up the other day, an eyelet broke loose! Pic included. Boots not worth the price. Better off with stick on foot warmers.
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