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#3729728 - 08/09/14 11:16 AM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: dsa5455]
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Registered: 12/11/10
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Loc: Dallas, TX & Signal Mtn, TN

That is a definitely an interesting scent control technique for your boots and harness.
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#3736646 - 08/18/14 02:31 PM Re: Hunting boots ? [Re: TN Whitetail Freak]
Mud Dauber
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Registered: 07/28/10
Posts: 13547
Loc: Tennessee

 Originally Posted By: TN Whitetail Freak
I have yet to find a boot that will last past 1 full hunting season....i need waterproof and every boot ive owned failed

Any leather or cordura boots will need to be retreated regularly in order to maintain their waterproof abilities. I have a pair of Vasque boots that I bought in 1998 that have had many hard miles on them and have even been resoled. I retreat them with Nikwax twice a year to maintain waterproofing and recondition as needed. There is no way around the retreatment process on leather and cordura boots. The DWR treatment will wear off as it gets grinded with dirt, dust and rock as well as from UV exposure.

The DWR treatments on cordura doesn't seem to last near as long as leather and, likewise, once the treatment wears off cordura, the boot fabric will saturate with water very quickly. I have a pair of snake boots that are mostly cordura and the problem I have had with retreating is that it is very difficult to get the dirt particles out of the fabric. If the material is not clean, then you won't be able to get them to be fully waterproof when retreating. For this reason, I have started to avoid cordura based boots in favor of pure leather.

Goretex can work fine as an additional waterproof layer for either leather or cordura, however, once your DWR wears off the, the Goretex fabric will become saturated quickly and start to leak, especially at the seams. The Goretex liner is not the reason that those boots are waterproof, it is merely a redundant layer.

Its hard to have one pair of "do it all boots." I often wear rubber and neoprene boots for shorter approaches during deer season. If I expect to do a lot of walking/hiking/scouting, I'll often wear a pair of leather boots because they are more comfortable, lighter and offer more direct support if I am carrying a load (pack and/or deer quarters). During turkey season, I often wear snake boots, but sometimes opt for hiking boots instead. I NEVER wear rubber or neoprene boots during turkey season -too hot and I do too much walking.
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