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    Have to go +1 on Irish Setters.

    I have a bit of a boot problem. I own far too many. From LL Bean boots, to Danners, to rubber boots, and military surplus jungle boots. I own a ton.

    There usually isn't one "do all" boot, but some come close.

    Upland hunting, with lots of kms, and rough terrain? Usually my Danner Tanicus', alternating with a Jungle boots and a couple of changes of socks.

    Upland / mixed hunt, bottomland, and wet areas? Bean boots, or rubber boots.

    However, my Irish Setter wingshooters with 400gr of Thinsulate and a decent treatment of mink oil tend to get the heaviest rotation.
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    I work in the bush so basically wear the same work boots to hunt. I do have a pair of Irish setter elk hunters that I find too hot to walk in and a pair of Danner that are really comfortable. Ya I have way too many boots.
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    I've been using Dakota's and JB Goodhew,but,they're weight is starting to bother my legs if I'm out all day. After I get home and sitting around in the evening,the old legs are so sore I can hardly walk. I'm looking for light weight and waterproof with a good tread. So far,no luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trimmer21 View Post
    I've been using Dakota's and JB Goodhew,but,they're weight is starting to bother my legs if I'm out all day. After I get home and sitting around in the evening,the old legs are so sore I can hardly walk. I'm looking for light weight and waterproof with a good tread. So far,no luck.
    The trouble with lightweight, means the materials aren't up to being waterproof. It's always a trade off.

    As I mentioned, I wear a lightweight duty boot, or jungle boot, and just change socks and boots....amazing what a fresh pair of boots, and socks will do mid-day...
    "Camo" is perfectly acceptable as a favorite colour.

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    I have two pairs of Irish setters wingshooters. Insulated and uninsulated. Had both pairs for at least 5 years. Wear them all the time for hunting or hiking. Comfy boots but can be slippery on wet rocks. Both still look new as I apply mink oil quite often.


    Have a pair of Cabelas high cut waterproof boots with the ratchet type laces on them. Very warm and I've put a lot of miles on them the last few winters, had to reglue (shoegoo) the rubber soles back on this winter as they were ripping off. Still waterproof now but kinda disappointed as they were $300 boots.

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    My purchase will have to wait until summer but after checking out various boots that my local retailers sell (and my budget) I'll be going with Irish Setters, Just no sure exactly which model. TC

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    I wear Muck Rangers for the turkey season, and a pair of insulated Mucks for waterfowl in the Fall. Great boots; they've worn well over the last 6-7 years and seem like they'll keep going that long again or longer. I much prefer this style of boot over lace ups as I always seem to end up needing to cross a creek or bog.

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    Gator Waders Everglade 2.0 Insulated. On the coldest day this past winter my feet were toasty warm in a pair of thin sport socks

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    re: Irish Setter lace-up leather boots like elk Hunters. My advice is to advoid the 1200gram insulated versions if you plan on being mobile and walking a lot in temps above freezing. 1200 was way too hot for me. Feet would be burning up and sweated, no matter what socks I used. The extra thickness in the heel region padding is also prone to heal wear. Within months I had a piece of the padding wear out in the heel, basically making the boot unusable. I haven't had this problem with a thinner pile boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenelon View Post
    re: Irish Setter lace-up leather boots like elk Hunters. My advice is to advoid the 1200gram insulated versions if you plan on being mobile and walking a lot in temps above freezing. 1200 was way too hot for me. Feet would be burning up and sweated, no matter what socks I used. The extra thickness in the heel region padding is also prone to heal wear. Within months I had a piece of the padding wear out in the heel, basically making the boot unusable. I haven't had this problem with a thinner pile boot.
    I've always been a fan of 400-800 gram, and then just wearing a winter weight, or lighter wool sock depending on conditions.
    "Camo" is perfectly acceptable as a favorite colour.

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