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Boots - How many grams

Old 10-14-2008, 06:07 PM
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I am looking to buy some hunting boots, I am use to using just insulated rubbers but with the more walking I am doing these days need a good pair of boots,

The question I have is how much insulation should I be aiming to get,

I tend to hunt in the -10C to 10C (about 15F to 50)

I see 400, 800, 1000, 1200, 2000,

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Old 10-14-2008, 06:27 PM
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I normally wear boots with an 800 gram rating, but I do have boots upto 1200 grams
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:50 AM
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I would go 400 but make sure you have enough room for nice thick wool socks...
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Old 10-15-2008, 11:28 AM
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I would recommend 800 gram. In 40-50 degrees you can just wear 1 pair of socks. When it gets into the 30's and lower then multiple socks are in order. Just buy 1 size larger to compensate for this. I use the adhesive toe warmers with 2 pairs of socks on the cold days and it keeps me on the stand.
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:04 PM
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If you are walking, I would go light like 200 or 400. If you will sit for hours, I would look at ~1000 with extra room for liner socks and thick wool socks.
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:36 AM
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The more walking you do the lower the rating. Definitely go with more if you sit on the stand a long time. You dont wanna go with a high rating if you walk alot obviously. Your feet will sweat and wet feet = no fun....
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:47 PM
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I would also go with the 400 gram boots, but would also recommend using a thin polypropelyne liner sock under the wool sock. I've used this combo for yearsand have always had good luck with it. The poly liner socks wick the perspiration away form the skin and will keep you much warmer. As mentioned above, remember that if your boots are too tight, you don't have a chance of staying warm. Good Luck!
P.S. I used Rocky boots for years, but recently have had a lot of trouble with the soles coming apart in large chunks.... food for thought.
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Old 11-18-2008, 01:38 PM
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:03 PM
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I would recommend 800 gram boots and wear a thick hunting sock with them.
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:03 PM
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I have a pair of 1000 grams and i love them. i can weara normal pair of low cut socks and my feet still stay warm. i wouldnt get less than 1000 gramsif your gunna be in real cold late season.
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