Rated 5 out of 5 by AlaskanMalamuteLover Boots You Can Rely On
These boots will answer the bell night and day, and meet any cold weather with ease. The toe area is ample, so consider thick socks. The BOA system is genius, and quickly becomes your default for lacing options. May run a half size large, but I like a roomier boot for the harshest weather.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LucyGoosey I think these are his FOREVER boots!
After years of complaining about other brand boots for comfort, water resistance, etc, we have finally hit upon the perfect solution! He finds them extremely comfortable, warm, and dry and likes the fact that he'll never have broken laces to deal with - and the wind up method of lacing makes for exact fit! I thought I'd hate the camouflage look but it's quite cool, really. And he makes excuses to get them on and 'go out and play' ... even to do the snow-related tasks he loathed before! These boots are well worth the price as I truly believe they will be forever boots! I'd like to find the ladies' equivalent now .. in another color, of course!
February 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by menaceman Easy on/off!!
These boots are probably the warmest boots I've put on my feet. The thing that made me purchase them was how easy it is to get them on and off. I'm skeptical that the wires will hold up but so far so good. The only issue is that you have to wear heavy socks to wear these boots or your feet will slide around inside them. Otherwise, these are by far the best boots I have ever owned. I live in Maine so they are much appreciated!
January 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AdirondackHunter1 Great Pair of Hunting Boots
I have used these boots through two deer hunting seasons in the NYS Adirondacks and found them to be great. Great in all conditions. This season I had difficulty with one of the boots leaking a little water. I returned them to LL Bean and they immediately sent me a new pair. I could have tried another boot, but I have had such good success with them in the woods I did not want to change. The fit was just right, the lacing system is great for easy on and off, and they keep my feet warm in the cold.
January 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by inVAandDC Comfortable walking - tree stand toes cold
I love these boots. They look and feel great. Rugged and waterproof across trails, bogs and rock falls.
I really wanted these for tree stand hunting but they aren't all that great in the toe region, but then again I'm not sure anything would do it all. Toe warners a must. I have no problem with warmth during more physical activities than just sitting.
All in all - love 'em.
November 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boudie Boots
Just like they said,most comfortable hunting boots I've ever purchased.This new lace system is the "Bomb" as my kids would say ! Hope they hold up for a long,long time.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BluetickHoundsmen Excellent Boot !
These boots are the most comfortable warmest pair of boots I've ever worn in the woods. The BOA system is awesome !! Can't wait for a uninsulated version
June 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Finnishboy Follow-Up Review - 1 year later
I just returned from a 13 day Spring bear hunt(in a tent) on Kodiak Island, Alaska. The weather was wet(snow, sleet, rain), cold(25F - 40F) and windy(25-35 mph) 24/7. These boots performed excellent. My feet were warm and dry. The BOA lace system worked great. Normal laces would have been wet and frozen in that harsh environment. These boots took a beaten and still look great...with a little more character now. I highly recommend these to anyone who requires a serious hunting boot for extreme conditions.
May 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lard technical hunting boots wit BOA system
these boots are better than I expected. just got them couple weeks ago, but I have worn them several hours in & outside. no breaking in or any other things some reviews said. feet did not sweat inside or walking. wearing mid weight socks.
I know I'm going to really like them. the BOA system and insulation is why I chose these boots. with some back problems it can be hard to tighten laces & tie.also with big loop in back it's easy to slip on. even the toes have extra outer protection. no question they will be great, and fit perfect thanks to the BEAN support people on phone. Thank you!
April 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MinnDeerHunter Boots R great - Laces R not so good.
I hated giving these boots only 3 stars because the boots are dry, comfortable and warm enough. The laces, however, are not durable at all. I had my doubts about these "wind-up, non-replaceable" laces but LL Bean assured me that if anything went wrong I could have them replaced. Well, guess what....... the plastic coating on the steel cable laces started shreding and won't go into the winder anymore. If I try to force the winder tighter then the plastic shreds even more so the problem exacerbates.
I'm going to try to exchange the boots tomorrow for a different style with regular laces. If I don't write an addendum to this review within 5 days then you'll know that the exchange went well. I'll only add another review if things go south.
April 7, 2013