You're not afraid of monsters, asteroids, or tofu, so why would you be terrified by something as easily tamed as winter? Answer: you wouldn't be, not when you've got the Columbia Bugaboot Plus II Omni-Heat Boot blocking out the wet and the cold as you tromp through the frozen wasteland. Using a waterproof leather upper to seal out any moisture that crosses your path, the Bugaboot is a true winter workhorse, with a high-traction Omni-Grip rubber outsole that doesn't care how slick the terrain is, even if you're running uphill on a buttered skating rink. Tough, frozen terrain does dish out a beating, but the Bugaboot is well-equipped to handle it, with a rugged Techlite upper and midsole that will resist the inevitable beatings and cushion your feet when the going seems positively mean. The Omni-Heat insulation, rated all the way down to negative 25 degrees, finishes the Bug off with a toasty flourish.
|Weight:||size 7, ½ pair = 1 lb 5.6 oz/612.35 g|
|Columbia Sportswear Bugaboot Original Tall||$60.66 - $129.99|
|Columbia Sportswear Bugaboot Plus Pac Boots||$69.99|
|Columbia Sportswear Bugaboot||$89.99|
But, they are really stiff. They keep my feet warm and dry though. Also, I got a 7.5 because that is what I wear in every shoe, and found that they are about a 1/2 size too big. Still nice boots and will continue to use them with my snowshoes.
I actually got these boots to build a zipline course in Stevenson, wa (www.zipnskamania.com) If you aren't aware of the pacific north west it rains, it rains a lot. These boots were extremely tight for their size but I had no other choice but to use these boots. The traction is great and I'm a fan of the lightness of the boot but the waterproof itself never really held up for me. The shoe laces also never liked to stay tied or on their little lace hooks and would always come undone. If you have narrow feet and you aren't planning on standing in the rain for hours on end these boots might be for you but personally, I would get something different.
I wanted to use them for snowshoeing in zero and below temps. These boots are really stiff, like downhill ski boots. They come up pretty high on the lower leg. I found them inflexible and uncomfortable.