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#5997067 - 09/12/17 12:49 PM Boots
Jonnytrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/16/16
Posts: 324
Loc: Maine
My trap line is going to be about a 5 mile hike this year. In the past I've worn rubber boots like these for hunting (Northern I think).

But they just don't have enough support for long hikes with a heavy pack. I've got a few streams to cross so tall and waterproof are a must. Right now I'm looking at.

Cabela's Men's Dura-Trax 1,000-Gram Rubber Boots with Thinsulate™
LaCrosse 4XAlpha
Some kind of Bog boot

Anyone have any experience with hiking in these? Or suggestions, especially something wide.

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#5997123 - 09/12/17 02:24 PM Re: Boots [Re: Jonnytrapper]
Acoody Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/09/17
Posts: 281
Loc: AR
Under Armour Infil Ops gore Tex boots are super nice

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#5997125 - 09/12/17 02:30 PM Re: Boots [Re: Jonnytrapper]
LeverAlone Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/24/13
Posts: 1028
Loc: NE ON
I would think 1000 gram would be way too hot for hiking like that, your feet would be soaked.

Are you looking for a fall boot or winter Boot?

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#5997128 - 09/12/17 02:32 PM Re: Boots [Re: Jonnytrapper]
late bite Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/20/14
Posts: 118
Loc: S.W. Michigan
I have the Cabela's Men's Dura-Trax 1,000-Gram Rubber Boots with Thinsulate™, they are not for hiking at all...............

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#5997152 - 09/12/17 02:54 PM Re: Boots [Re: Jonnytrapper]
Jonnytrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/16/16
Posts: 324
Loc: Maine
Winter. Probably start in December. But I'd rather have thinner boots and heavier socks anyway and if they are not good for hiking than Dura-Trax out.

Acoody, all my gortex boots started leaking after a short time. Sometimes I have to skirt up the edge of a stream and my feet are submerged for a while. Also I would like some height to them.

I should also mention my price range is under $150. Kinda sucks I know.

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#5997191 - 09/12/17 04:06 PM Re: Boots [Re: Jonnytrapper]
Lugnut Online   content
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 5297
Loc: SEPA
I've always liked the Lacrosse Grange for hunting and trapping. No insulation but if it gets too cold I can put on heavier socks. They're 18" tall and have the ankle fit design. They offer some ankle support but nothing like a lace-up boot. I love how durable they are. I use mine for grouse hunting and they get really scratched up from busting through briars but don't leak. You can get them for around $90.00.

I've worn the Burly's as well. They have a bit of foam insulation and air-bob soles that give pretty good traction. They sell for about $100.00

I don't wear boots with much insulation unless I'm going to be sitting (like on a deer stand) in really cold weather.

I don't think you can go wrong with any of the Lacrosse rubber boots.
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#5997268 - 09/12/17 06:05 PM Re: Boots [Re: Jonnytrapper]
markboardman Offline
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Registered: 10/14/12
Posts: 59
Loc: sw,N.Y.
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#5997433 - 09/12/17 08:53 PM Re: Boots [Re: Jonnytrapper]
Jonnytrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/16/16
Posts: 324
Loc: Maine
Lugnut, how is the cushion and arch support in those? That's what's missing in the rubber boots I have now.

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#5997470 - 09/12/17 09:22 PM Re: Boots [Re: Jonnytrapper]
Lugnut Online   content
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 5297
Loc: SEPA
I really can't comment on the differences between the Lacrosse and other brands because I been wearing nothing but Lacrosse for a long time.

I do know both the Grange and the Burly have fiberglass shanks and removable EVA footbeds. They offer good enough arch support and cushioning for me to put many miles on them and I'm an overweight old guy. The pair of Burly's I have now has enough miles on them that the air bob soles are about worn smooth.

I also have a pair of Alpha Burly's with 800 grams of Thinsulate that I really like.


Best advice I can give you is go try some on and compare to other brands.
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#5997682 - 09/13/17 06:08 AM Re: Boots [Re: Jonnytrapper]
Jonnytrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/16/16
Posts: 324
Loc: Maine
Great info. Thanks guys, I think I have a good direction to look at.

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#5998309 - 09/13/17 08:30 PM Re: Boots [Re: Jonnytrapper]
Tactical.20 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 9702
Loc: N.W. Iowa
All My Rockies leaked at 2 years old, I have Cabela's outfitter hunting boot, 15 years no leaks yet


Edited by Tactical.20 (09/13/17 08:31 PM)

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#5998353 - 09/13/17 09:04 PM Re: Boots [Re: Tactical.20]
Zim Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 2924
Loc: Rock Springs, WI
Holy Moly''''' How many miles on them Cabela's boots ?
I tend to wear out a pair of anything in a year or two.

Zim

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