2019 Hunting Boots Ready To Help You Range Farther, Hunt Longer

by Mark Melotik

HuntStand Pro Contributor MORE FROM Mark

Lighter. More mountain-friendly comfort. Season-long versatility. Whatever your hunting goals this year, these fine boots will help take you there.

LaCrosseAtlasRltreEdge900LaCrosse Atlas. Here’s a great new look from LaCrosse, part of the new Navigator Series that melds the company’s expertise in rubber footwear with the versatility and comfort of leather. The waterproof Atlas offers a sturdy, molded rubber toe cap for extra protection and a heel outfitted with a DuraFit molded rubber heel cup to deliver long-lasting durability and better stability on uneven terrain. The LaCrosse LXG rubber compound creates an outsole with optimal traction and grip on both wet and dry ground while the InfiniTrac outsole adapts to terrain for improved surface contact. Men’s sizes only are available in solid brown, Realtree Edge (shown above) and Mossy Oak Break-Up Country, in uninsulated and with 400G, 800G, and 1200G PrimaLoft Insulation.LaCrosseWindroseMOBU 900 LaCrosse Windrose. Another model in the new Navigator Series, the Windrose ($139.95-$149.95) features a rugged leather and textile upper with a lightweight platform for an athletic feel.LaCrosseWomenWindrose900You’ll also find a fully waterproof Dry-Core lining and two different weights of Thinsulate Ultra Insulation (600 and 1000G) that can take you right into late season. Men’s and women’s models are available in solid (shown in women’s above), Realtree Edge, and Mossy Oak Break Up Country (shown in men’s above).DannerThorofare 900Danner Thorofare. Serious high-country hunts demand a very serious boot, and the all-new Thorofare ($499.95) certainly qualifies. Designed and built in Danner’s Portland, Oregon factory, this boot was made to conquer high altitudes, steep inclines, and unstable ground. The 100-percent waterproof/breathable Gore-Tex liners combine with a full-grain leather upper and a full rubber rand to offer a combination of comfort and bombproof protection. The easy-pull lacing system uses ball bearings to quickly tighten all around the foot while the Vibram Tsavo outsole is built to provide superior traction in rugged, high-angled terrain.ATAC boot 9005.11 Tactical ATAC 2.0. This update on 5.11’s best-selling boot is near-ideal for ground-pounding run-and-gun turkey hunters, and also looks to be a fine companion for upland bird hunters and for early season big game adventures, especially for western pronghorns. The reason? It now features lighter weight and more-breathable construction, all without sacrificing durability. The ATAC 2.0 ($99.99) is available in both 6- and 8-inch heights, with or without an easy-on-and-off side zip. LaCrosseAgilityRltreEdge900LaCrosse Alpha Agility. When you’re an undisputed leader in rubber hunting boot construction, what do you do for an encore? Make one that’s lighter and more athletic. The new-for-2019 Alpha Agility ($130; available this Fall) was made to move you farther and faster thanks to its light weight, flexibility, and comfort. It begins with premium hand-laid rubber over 5mm of naturally insulating neoprene, to be waterproof and durable. Available Thinsulate Ultra Insulation extends this boot’s range into late season, and you also benefit from the company’s signature adjustable gusset that fits any size calf comfortably and securely.



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