The extra tall collar on this insulated and waterproof winter boot provides additional protection in extreme conditions while a whopping 600 grams of insulation provides a warm environment for hard-working feet. Omni-Heat thermal reflective lining throughout regulates and retains body heat so you stay comfortable during extended periods of activity in cold winter conditions. The Techlite™ shell is not only flexible and protective, it’s also astonishingly light, which helps fend off fatigue so you go further, faster.
Omni-Heat thermal reflective
600 gram insulation rated -65F/-54C
Combined Techlite, insulation and waterproof leather upper
Techlite shell for lightweight protection and flexibility
Full length Techlite midsole for comfort and cushioning
Full length Omni-Grip outsole with non-marking, dual compound lug pattern
Articulated collar design lends freedom of movement without sacrificing protection
Weight: size 7, ½ pair = 21 oz/595.34 g
UPPER Waterproof leather, Techlite, insulation
MIDSOLE Techlite technology
INSULATION 600 grams
OMNI-GRIP OUTSOLE High traction rubber
Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 26
Rated 4 out of 5 by Edmac Exceeds expectations
Combining comfort, light weight, and warmth, these boots exceeded my expectations
January 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Markus Good go-to-work-by-car boot
Bought these boots 2 weeks ago. Went snowshoeing with wife & kids at -10 degrees(and that's not cold for Quebec City). After 30 minutes, my feet were frozen. Even had merino wool socks on. Will not use these boots other than to go to work by car. Very disappointed for $150. Could have gotten the same quality at Wal.... for $50.
Rated average quality for now because I have not had them long enough to evaluate.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RenoTimothy Built for moderate to rough terrain.
Well let me start by saying omni heat is the cats meow... It requires some movement to promote warmth however if your purchasing Columbia your likely active. I enjoy the outdoors in Wyoming, a place capable of being pretty cold enviroment between the months of September and April. These boots serve me in a protective capacity and they perform. I have never used them in -65° weather however routinely down to -20° and wind isn't an issue... I mostly hike and navigate known trails however they handle off trail brush activites well.
January 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bigbiz Great outdoor/winter Boot
These booths are very warm and light. I work min of 12 hrs outside on my feet and found it to be very comfortable. A few cons in my opinion; the sole could have more grip/slip or oil resistance . The laces do not feel strong, might have to change to laces with more strength but great boot overall.
December 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jackjay Excellent
Light and comfortable
December 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hometown Instant Warmth
I'm in my mid 50's and am having issues with numbness in my feet. This also leads to my feet getting cold rather quickly. The first time I put on the Bugaboot, I instantly felt like my feet warming up. I'm outside for long periods of time and keeping my feet warm is no longer a problem.
December 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mark64 Great Warm & Comfortable!!!
This is the best pair of boots I've ever bought for the winter. They're true to size. And they are so warm that u only need to wear one pair of socks. I wear size 13 but bought the 14 just in case I wanted to wear a extra pair of socks. And they're so comfortable it feels like you're walking on pillows!!!!
December 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Steelheader Warm and Rugged
Great boot! I've stood in snow for hours and feet are still warm. The laces could be a little longer when wearing them with pant legs tucked inside boot. Even without pant legs tucked in the laces are still a little short. Also they're a bit stiff. Maybe they need some breaking in. Other than that its been a great boot so far.
December 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Laker Too Narrow
Even though I ordered a size larger, these boots were too narrow for my 4E feet. Had to return. How come no wide widths?
December 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Arai Texas Kayaker Review
I’ve been looking for a cold weather, waterproof boot for about 3 years….and I feel like I may have JUST ENDED THAT SEARCH! Since becoming serious about fishing a few years ago, I’ve realized that from time to time I will be forced to deal with mother-nature if I want to get outside. I’ve tried everything from rubber boots to wearing tennis shoes with trash bags taped over them to keep my feet warm and dry. Being a kayak angler, your feet are always just inches away from the water and any wrong paddle stroke could send a nice splash inside. This is what led me to try out the BugaBoots by Columbia. I’ve taken two trips with them so far with temps in the 40’s and I’ve been very impressed.
Let me start by telling you a little about them. These boots are made to be guaranteed waterproof. The one piece tongue design seals out any water. When you couple that with a techlite and leather construction, it makes them almost impenetrable to water. They are packed with 600 grams of insulation rating them for -65 degrees. The inside is also lined with the Omni-Heat thermal reflective liner that Columbia is known for. Basically, as your body generates heat, this liner reflects the heat back against your body (instead of absorbing it) keeping you warm. They also have a non-slip, dual compound sole that keeps your feet planted no matter how slippery the ramp is. Lastly, for what they are and the height they have, they are relatively light weight. My size 9.5 weighs in at 25.6 ounces. Again, as a kayaker with a peddle drive system, the weight of these are a true life saver. I would not be able to peddle around for 10-12hrs a day with a large, overweight, clunky pair of boots.
My outings consisted of two separate days where the morning temps were in the 40’s and warmed to the low 60’s. The water temps on the lake were in the low 60’s. Both trips had a 10-12mph North wind. At first I was fishing pretty slowly and wasn’t moving a lot. I found the boots to be slightly stiff, but overall comfortable. They were not cold, but also not toasty warm like I had expected. As my morning progressed, I started covering some water and generating body heat. Instantly I could feel the Omni-Heat technology working. As my body generated heat, it was retaining inside my boot. As the day warmed, I contemplated taking them off because my feet were sweating. The entire day I had from ½” to 1” of water in my kayak, and never once were my feet wet.
Overall I was very impressed with them and I’m anxious to log some colder days out on the water to give them a proper test. The boots broke in nicely and loosened up during both trips. They kept my feet warm and dry, while still remaining functional and stylish. These boots probably are not something I would recommend in the summer time; however, I will be wearing them as winter sets in. These boots are going to be a great addition to my Columbia lineup and hopefully last for years to come. If you are in the market for a new set, I’d argue that these are one of the best out there for a warm, waterproof solution!
November 30, 2014