Best Cold Weather Hunting Boots

Being well equipped to go hunting doesn’t just mean having a good gun and scope. You need to ensure that you’re prepared for being outdoors in general. And that means preparing for cold weather.

The good news is that there are some great hunting boots around that are built for cold weather conditions. The better news is that I’ve handpicked my top 5 favorites to show you.

Most of the boots I’m going to show you are men’s, but I’ve also included a unisex pair too.

And once you’ve scrolled through my hunting boot reviews, you’ll find my cold weather hunting boots buying guide. You can use it as a quick checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything before you buy.

Best Cold Weather Hunting Boots

Best Overall

  • Comfortable soft fleece lining and 2mm thermal foam under footbed.
  • superior warmth.
  • comfort rated from -60 °F to 30 °F (-50 °C to -1 °C).

My Choice

  • Stretch-fit Comfort Topline snugs calf to seal in warmth while keeping cold and debris out.
  • High-grade extended rubber exterior provides additional waterproof barrier and extra toughness.

Best Budget

  • High-grade rubber provides extra toughness and makes for a 100% waterproof hunting boot.
  • 17-inch height for maximum protection.
  • Rear pull loops for easy on/off.

Runner Up

The Arctic grip outsole pods offer the most advanced traction in wet ice environments, and the multi-direction

  • Advanced traction in wet ice environments.
  • Artic grip sole.

Runner Up

  • The reinforced rubber also offers extra protection on the toe and heel of the boot.
  • The boots are easy to take off using the protrusion located on the boot’s heel.

Best Cold Weather Hunting Boots Buying Guide

Here are some quick tips on buying your boots.

Photo of my hunting boots while wearing them on the snow.

Read the size chart

It would really spoil your trip if your boots felt too tight the whole time you’re out. Similarly, you also don’t want to feel like your boot is about to fall off every time you take a step forward.

That’s why it pays to check the size chart for your boots, and check that your boots are going to be true to size. If because of the cold weather you’re going to be wearing thick thermal socks, or an extra pair of socks, it’s worth taking this into consideration when you’re considering what size to buy.

Insulation / Heat Retention

Even if you do intend to wear thermal socks, if you know it’s going to be really cold, it’s definitely worth considering the boot’s level of insulation.

You want to keep your head in the game, not constantly thinking about how cold your toes are. A soft, comfortable fleece lining would make a good choice.

Do you need a camouflage print?

Most hunters like to have a camouflage print on all their clothing. It’s the perfect way to blend into the background and sneak up on your unsuspecting catch.

Most of the hunting boots in my top 5 picks feature a good camouflage print, that will really blend in against the foliage, mud, and greenery.

Water-resistance

In cold and damp weather, you will need your hunting boots to at least offer some water-resistance, if not for them to be entirely waterproof.

Good Grip

If you expect to be walking on frosted ground or possibly ice, then you’ll need the outsole of your boot to have enough traction and grip to ensure your feet remain on a secure footing as you walk.

Brand

Some brands are just plain better than others. I particularly like Muck Boots but they’re by no means the only brand worth looking at.

Cost

It pays to have a budget in mind before you shop. But just to give you a heads up, you can usually expect to pay at least $100 for a good pair.

And it’s also worth pointing out that the price goes up with size, and then you could reach costs of over $200.

This is why I recommend that you make a note of prices as you go along.

Muck Boots Woody Arctic Ice Extreme Conditions Men’s Winter Hunting Boot With Arctic Grip Outsole

With these boots in your arsenal, you can brave both snow and ice with ease.

Your feet and ankles are kept snug in a soft and warm fleece lining, which in turn is enrobed in 8mm thick neoprene rubber.

They can even keep your feet warm at -60 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s -50 degrees Celsius. Impressive hey?

And with these beauties, you can be confident walking on ice too. The outsole features Muck Boot’s own Vibram Arctic Grip.

It’s composed entirely of rubber, which gives it amazingly good traction even on the slipperiest of surfaces. Not to mention the multi-directional outsole lug design.

And you don’t have to worry about melting snow making its way through to your feet. These boots are waterproof, rather than merely water-resistant.

I also love how the boot adjusts to your foot shape to resist blisters and chafing. And it has plenty of flexibility as you move your feet. And if that’s not enough, it also offers good shock absorption too!

Pros:

  • Still comfortable at -60 degrees.
  • Vibram Arctic Grip for icy surfaces.
  • They are waterproof.
  • Camouflage pattern.
  • Boot adjusts to your foot shape.

Cons:

  • Premium product at a premium price.

Muck Boot Woody Max Rubber Insulated Men’s Hunting Boot

I was really impressed with the customer feedback on these boots! 5 stars out of 5 on Amazon – even after 400 individual customer ratings.

This boot has a lot in common with the Muck Boots Woody Arctic Ice Extreme Conditions Boots I showed you earlier. But it’s built for conditions that aren’t quite as extreme.

The soft fleece lining enrobed this time by 5mm of neoprene rubber is designed to keep your feet and ankles warm, even when the temperature is as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit / Celsius.

It may not be as good as the Muck Boots Woody Arctic Ice Extreme Conditions boots, but it’s still pretty impressive all the same.

It’s 100% waterproof, so will keep your feet entirely dry. And it has a stretch fit to keep snug around your calves, ensuring no cold air breezes in.

And you get nice, deep lugs for great traction on the ground.

I also love how the boot adjusts to your foot shape to resist blisters and chafing. And it has plenty of flexibility as you move your feet. And if that’s not enough, it also offers good shock absorption too!

And the mossy oak design provides excellent camouflage.

Pros:

  • Still comfortable at -40 degrees.
  • They are 100% waterproof.
  • Mossy oak camouflage pattern.
  • Boot adjusts to your foot shape.
  • Stretch fit around your calves.

Cons:

  • Premium product at a premium price.

Muck Boot Men’s Arctic Pro Hunting Boot

Now, this pair of boots is just as warm as the Muck Boots Woody Arctic Ice Extreme Conditions boots I showed you earlier.

With its soft, warm fleece lining, enrobed in 8mm thick neoprene rubber, they can even keep your feet warm even at -60 degrees Fahrenheit.

The high-grade rubber is extra tough and durable. But better yet it’s also 100% waterproof, so you can carry on indifferent to any cold wet weather.

And you get nice, deep lugs for great traction on the ground.

I also love how the boot adjusts to your foot shape to resist blisters and chafing. And it has plenty of flexibility as you move your feet. And if that’s not enough, it also offers good shock absorption too!

There are 4 color options to choose from, two of which have some great mossy oak camouflage. Plus there’s one with a steel cap toe.

You may not need a steel cap toe for your hunting but there are any number of occasions where it could come in handy.

Pros:

  • Still comfortable at -60 degrees.
  • They are 100% waterproof.
  • 4 different color options.
  • Boot adjusts to your foot shape.

Cons:

  • Premium product at a premium price

Muck Boot Unisex-Adult Arctic Ice Tall Winter Boots Arctic

If you’re a female hunter and you don’t want to wear men’s boots, then here’s a great little pair of boots for you!

It comes from one of my favorite brands and is highly recommended by those who’ve bought it.

There’s a soft and warm fleece lining, that can even keep your feet warm at -60 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s -50 degrees Celsius.

Moreover, there’s also an 8mm thick neoprene rubber surrounding your foot and lower leg. But better yet, it provides great protection against rain and snow – it’s completely waterproof.

And with these little gems, you can be confident about walking on slippery ice too. The outsole features Muck Boot’s own Vibram Arctic Grip.

It’s composed entirely of rubber, which gives it amazingly good traction even on the slipperiest of surfaces. Not to mention the multi-directional outsole lug design.

I also love how the boot adjusts to your foot shape to resist blisters and chafing. And it has plenty of flexibility as you move your feet. And if that’s not enough, it also offers good shock absorption too!

Pros:

  • Smart unisex design
  • Still comfortable at -60 degrees.
  • Vibram Arctic Grip for icy surface.
  • They are completely waterproof.
  • Boot adjusts to your foot shape.

Cons:

  • Premium product at a premium price.

TIDEWE Rubber Hunting Boots

If you’re a female hunter and you don’t want to wear men’s boots, then here’s a great little pair of boots for you!

It comes from one of my favorite brands and is highly recommended by those who’ve bought it.

There’s a soft and warm fleece lining, that can even keep your feet warm at -60 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s -50 degrees Celsius.

Moreover, there’s also an 8mm thick neoprene rubber surrounding your foot and lower leg. But better yet, it provides great protection against rain and snow – it’s completely waterproof.

And with these little gems, you can be confident about walking on slippery ice too. The outsole features Muck Boot’s own Vibram Arctic Grip.

It’s composed entirely of rubber, which gives it amazingly good traction even on the slipperiest of surfaces. Not to mention the multi-directional outsole lug design.

I also love how the boot adjusts to your foot shape to resist blisters and chafing. And it has plenty of flexibility as you move your feet. And if that’s not enough, it also offers good shock absorption too!

Pros:

  • Smart unisex design.
  • Still comfortable at -60 degrees.
  • Vibram Arctic Grip for icy surfaces
  • They are completely waterproof.
  • Boot adjusts to your foot shape.

Cons:

  • Premium product at a premium price.
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