When I opened up the box and pulled out my Waterproof Uplander Boots, my first thought was, Wow, these are amazing. The leather was the best I’ve ever seen: it was thick and yet surprisingly soft, like I had already broken it in. These boots are definitely on the heavy side, but they are well worth it. My Danner boots with air bob soles have also been great. For a lightweight option, I suggest the Irish Setter Waterproof Mitchell II Upland Boots.
For colder weather, there’s no better choice than Schnee’s Pac Boots. These hunting boots will stand up to the wet and cold, yet are easy to wear all day. For standing in the mud and water all day, I go with my Muck Boots or Le Chameaus.