Find The Best Women’s Hunting Boots for You

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Find The Best Women’s Hunting Boots for You
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Your feet. Arguably the most important part of your body when it comes to physical pursuits that keep you hiking all day over rough terrain. As any longtime hunter knows, if your feet aren’t happy, you will not be happily hunting. And the right boot can be tough to find with all the options out there. If you’re a new hunter and don’t know where to start with footwear, or if you’re a seasoned hunter looking to make a change, here are some solid options.

Schnee Granite 200G Women's —Built with sheep hunting in mind, these boots are always ready to perform at the highest level. They are10 inches high, have great support and a pair still manages to weigh only 4.7pounds. The Flex-3 chassis provides plenty of support over the most extreme terrain, and they have excellent traction with a custom compound Vibram™ Tsavo™outsole. With 200 grams of PrimaLoft Gold insulation, they are warm enough to wear in most hunting conditions. Handcrafted in Italy, they retail for $519.

Kennetrek Women’s Mountain Extreme—A high-quality boot, the Mountain Extreme is a fantastic footwear option. You can use the 400-gram Thinsulate insulated version year-round from early season without getting too warm, to late season when temperatures drop into the teens. Just add a Kennetrek liner and thicker wool sock and you’re good to go. These 8-inch-tall, leather-upper boots are completely waterproof, so bring on the rain and snow. One of our staffers has hunted in a pair of these for three years in Montana, and she loves them. They break in easily, provide the ultimate in comfort and support, and are light to boot (pun intended) at 3.2 pounds a pair. Made inItaly. Get them for $490.

Crispi Skarven EVO GTX or Summit II GTX —The women’s Crispi Skarven EVO GTX boots ($440) or Women’s Crispi Summit II GTX Boots ($340)are both excellent choices. The Summit II GTX (3 pounds a pair) are good for the early season because they’re light, super breathable and supportive yet flexible, and with odor protection and suede uppers, they won’t make your feet sweat or stink. The Crispi Skarven have 800g GORE Duratherm XL Kelvin insulation and weigh just 3.3 pounds a pair, with Nubuk leather uppers. These are great for late season snow. They will keep you super comfortable, dry and toasty when temperatures drop. Both models are 8-inch in height and made in Italy.

Danner Wayfinder—A wonderful option, especially for the hunter on a budget, these $190 boots will keep you dry and comfortable from spring bear and turkey hunting to fall archery elk season. With 800 grams of Thinsulate Ultra insulation, they can still be worn with thicker socks when the temperatures drop. At about 2.5 pounds per pair and 8 inches high, with nylon and suede uppers, this is some light, stealthy footwear. One of our staffers has hunted in a pair of these boots year-round for three years, taking them caribou hunting in Alaska and elk and deer hunting during Montana’s archery and rifle seasons.

And socks to match…

A good boot is only half the battle. You also need to pair it with a moisture-management-friendly sock.

Try the Kennetrek Montana Midweight Boot Height Socks($25.95) or Smartwool hiking-weight, full-cushion socks ($26).

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