Rated 4 out of 5 by lsanteli Great boot, but squeaky.
This is my second pair. Still using the gray version but wanted to add another to rotate on consecutive hunting days.
The new ones are equally as comfortable and dry. Lacing system works perfectly for me. Convenient. Fast opening and closing. But squeaky, and that needs to be fixed.
Late season birds hear me 100 yards away. Awful.
November 18, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Duce Would not buy again
Purchased boots for 2014 upland bird season. Used that season and first three weeks of 2015 season.
Pros: most comfortable boot I have ever worn. Water resistant but not waterproof.
Cons: Beginning of 2014 season I thought they would do well until I walked in deep snow (actually a snow drift); boa system works open all the time....never fails to loosen at the top. Snow entered at the top and melted......got wet legs and feet. Purchased gaiters to deal with that issue because I loved the boot.
Wore them for the beginning of 2015 season; half dozen dog conditioning sessions plus five day pheasant hunt in North Dakota. Wore them for pheasant opening weekend in Illinois. Tow guard is beginning to seperate from boot. Plan to return them to LL Bean when I return from next North Dakota pheasant hunt after thanksgiving. Have three seasons on LL Bean Kangaroo Upland Moc-tow leather Insulated and love them. Starting to show significant wear which I consider normal for heavy usage. Will replace Boa Boot with LL Bean Kangaroo Upland Moc-tow leather Insulated.
November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by UrbaneCowboy Great boot, need 14
I enjoy all of the Bean BOA boots. The Hunter and Big Game are made in size 14 but this one, a drawback. The 13 does not provide enough length for me with a thicker sock. The original (grey) upland boot was available in a 14, not sure why they think just bird hunters have smaller feet :)
Would buy two more pairs if they came out with a 14 next year.
November 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MOaviator Light and Roomy
Bought these for my first upland hunting experience after chatting to a product specialist on the PC. I wore them on a hike but have not worn them hunting yet. They fit perfectly and are very light weight. They flex easily when walking and are comfortable. The Boa lacing system is easy to use and will hopefully last for a long time.
October 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mntaxman tech upland boots
Received boots Monday; hunted pheasants in SD Saturday thru
Wednesday. The boots were light weight & & fit perfect. I wish
I would have purchased years ago.
October 23, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5
by Spotdog14 I really wanted these to perform
I really wanted these to become my go to upland boot but a few issues have made me think twice about them. I wore these for almost a week straight in South Dakota hitting the fields hard. Here are my following suggestions:
1. Make them taller. They are about an 8 inch high boot which in my opinion is not tall enough to keep the pickers and brush out of your socks.
2. I cannot get the top tight enough to keep the stuff out of the boot without making the foot box too small.
I did not wear these in wet weather so I cannot comment on the Gore-Tex. I will say these are by far the most comfortable boot I have ever worn. I think my issues will be resolved if I use them in later season hunts when the brush is less and more snow on the ground. The BOA closure is great at the end of a long day. Overall the boots held up ok after a week, but will need some TLC to get them back looking good after all the grass fields.
October 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Goldenrodfarm Fantastic boots
I bought these boots on sale last winter and it was an excellent move. I love that they are light weight, boots now a days seem to be so heavy. I have worn them in very wet conditions and they keep my feet try and warm, but best of all is the fact that I don't have to tie up laces, I hate laces on boots, a simple twist of the knob and they are comfortably tightened, and a gentle pull releases the laces to remove the boots. They wear very well, still looking almost new with no marks on the leather parts. These boots rapidly became my favorite!
October 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by studdog great boot love BOA system
I bought a pair of these when they first came out. Great boot, love the ease of boa system. It does take some adjustment to get tension correct at first. I liked them so much I bought another pair incase they were discontinued. I wish Bean would make them uninsulated. They are a bit too warm for early season IMHO.
October 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RapidJack3SD Great boot
This is the third pair of these boots I have owned. They are the most comfortable boots out of the box I have encountered in my 77 years of hiking. I am a bit hesitant about the boa lace system since I have had problems with the plastic coating delaminating off the cable laces. Hopefully that has been addressed since these boots are a dream. Time will tell. I hope in 6 months to write a supplement saying everything is working fine and the laces are holding up well.
September 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Uplandnut Comfortable out of the box.
Very comfortable right out of the box. The lacing system is incredible and will be really nice after a long day following bird dogs. The tread pattern could be a little more aggressive.
September 25, 2015