Rated 4 out of 5áby OutdoorRec Just missed 5 stars
These boots are really light and good looking. I have not had the chance to wear them in really cold weather yet, but they seem warm. Only reason not giving it the 5th star is the pull tab is hard to grab on the rear to pull on the boots.
October 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby BostonCigar Just no Swamp Diving!
I have used my LL Bean BOA boots (the grey ones) almost exclusively for the last three years for Grouse, Woodcock, Quail and Pheasant hunting in Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. They are incredibly comfortable, completely waterproof...until.... and totally care free. This past week while Grouse hunting in Maine, I stepped into and got caught in mucky swamp mud (both feet) and had to be pulled out! The outside inner seam on my right boot gave way ... after the water and swamp mud came over the boot top of the boot and my feet became totally water logged. Fortunately, it was at the end of my day's hunt and I had an extra pair of socks in the truck!. I did not notice the split seam until I got home. I called "Beans" to send them back and have them repaired and they told me these boots are not repairable but they would replace them at no charge which they are doing in time for my next hunt this week!
WHY WOULD YOU POSSIBLY BUY YOUR HUNTING BOOTS ANYWHERE ELSE FOR HUNTING ON THIS PLANET?????????????
October 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby 1gleather Great Boots but S/H ordered half size larger
I ordered these in size 10 medium width. I've been purchasing Bean boots for many years. They sometimes have stated in descriptions for shoes and boots that you should order a size larger, e.g. Since this boot did not indicate sizes run small I ordered my normal size that I've been wearing most of my 67 years. I thought they would loosen up a bit and be fine. However, I've now walked perhaps 15-20 miles in these boots, including walks in a couple of rainstorms and they have not loosened up in the least. The BOA system is absolutely a wonderful invention and works great. I highly recommend these boots. They are lightweight and feel wonderful. They keep your feet very comfortable and dry. However, in my case, the size 10 is a little to snug. There is no way I can wear a thick winter sock. I must wear relatively thin boot socks with them. Going down hills my toes are right up against the inside.
October 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Super91 Heavy duty in a light package!
First off, I love the fit of these boots. I took them to Colorado and bow hunted from 8,000 to 12,000 feet for elk. Yeah, I know these are "upland bird" boots, but hey, I shot several blue grouse while up there after elk, so that counts, right? These boots held up wonderfully and I love the tread. I could really climb with these on. Plenty of support, especially with the BOA lacing system. I could snug the laces tighter for steep up and downhills, and loosen them for level walking. Love the BOA lacing system. No laces to trip over or come untied, and they worked perfect with no problems. They did tend to squeak on the leather after a bit, but I treated the leather with Sno-seal and all that went away. The only other "flaw" if you will was the placement of the rubber pad where the aircraft cable crosses the tongue. I bought 2 pairs of these boots and both are off on the placement of that pad, but it really does not matter much. Something that should be addressed where they are made, but does not impede the function in any way. They are waterproof and the insulation is just right for anyone on the move. Not too much, not too little either. Would I buy these boots again? You bet. I had several other big brand name boots with me on the hunt, none stuck to the mountain or functioned as well as my Technical Kangaroos!
October 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby GPTJR Amazed
Purchased these 3 weeks ago and have worn them every day since. Boa closure system is a dream. Now my feet are dry and in perfect comfort! Wish they offered these in a boot with no insulation...
October 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Buckmaster1 great hunting boots
I have had many hunting boots over the years. these top the list. They are light, heavy duty, and comfortable. The no lace up is awesome! They fit snug and evenly with this new method. I love it! they are easy to break in too. Looking forward to hunting season
October 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby DrOrd Will be a dear companion of my feet
After a week of "running in" we are both well adapted to each other when hunting season soon will start. The boots make my feets much more stable and balanced in terrain compared to before.
A big step for me as a hunter and outdoorman.
September 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5áby Humblehoot Humble hoot
I have a pair of the insulated hunting boots with the ratchet, and they are pretty good. Thought these would be a great lighter weight, warm weather choice. They go on and off very good. They don't have very good arch support and they squeak terribly. Am thinking of returning.
September 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby dannycrawf So far soooo.. good!
I hunted A Lot of rocky and thick upland bird cover in these boots last year. Even trudged through some marshy areas. My feet stayed: warm; dry; and comfortable. I found these boots to be equally tough and light, they still look new!! I just ordered my second pair to use at work. It would be hard to out do these boots...seriously.
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby ffisher Perfect fit and function
Bought 1/2 size and width larger to accommodate heavy socks and arthritis. Laces worked fine once I discovered to pull-out/push-in key. Leather is very smooth and accommodating to shape of foot and ankle. NO break in time, went directly to 5 hrs of hard work and walking back to the house noticed the boots were not dragging me down. They were still stepping as light as they were when I started.
September 10, 2014