When it comes to the best waterproof boot, there are few options better than muck boots, but what about when it starts to get cold.
Is there such a thing as an insulated muck boot? Something that will keep my feet both warm and dry?
Yes, in fact in this post, we are going to look at the best muck boots for cold weather. These options are great whether you are ice fishing, hunting, dog walking or whatever else you like to do in the winter.
Let’s get right into it…
What are the best muck boots for cold weather?
Here is a quick preview of some of the top options on the market. To learn more about each one, please keep reading below.
- Muck Boot Arctic Pro
- Muck Boot Arctic Sport
- Muck Boot Arctic Ice Sport
Muck Boot Arctic Pro
- Textile and synthetic upper
- Synthetic Sole
- Measuring 14 inches from the arch
- 8mm neoprene
- 2mm thermal foam under the footbed
- Fleece lining
- Rated for -60 degrees Fahrenheit
- Weight: 5.5 pounds per pair
The first boot that we are going to take a look at was designed specifically for hunters. It is the Arctic Pro.
Since this boot was designed for hunters, let’s just pause and think about a what type of weather hunters have to endure. Some of their time is spent walking in knee-high snow. Other times they might spend hours sitting in a tree stand. Lastly, much hunting is done in cold temperatures, sometimes minus zero degree weather.
Isn’t it true that it is easy to keep our feet warm when we are doing a lot of walking around, but it is when we are inactive that they begin to get cold. With that in mind, these boots were designed just for those occasions.
Doesn’t that demonstrate that these boots were really designed for cold weather? Yes indeed.
Let’s take a quick look at some features that really make this pair special.
This boot is made with both textile and synthetic. It measures 14 inches from the arch and 17 inches in total. It is also equipped with 8mm neoprene designed to give you 100% protection from water getting into you sure.
Lastly, it features a fleece lining that is both comfortable and also ensures that your feet stay warm all day long. In fact, these boots are rated for -60 degrees Fahrenheit.
No, you will have no worries using these boots in some of the coldness weather.
Available in a number of different colors including camouflage if you want to take them hunting.
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Muck Boot Arctic Sport
- Rubber and Fabric
- Rubber Sole
- Measuring 14.5 inches from the arch
- 5 mm neoprene
- Fleece lining
- 2 mm thermal foam under the footbed
- Rated for -40 degrees Fahrenheit
- Weight: 4.5 pounds per pair
Another great Muck Boot for cold weather is the Arctic Sport. This is a rubber and fabric boot with a rubber sole. It measures 14.5 inches from the arch and is made with 5mm neoprene to ensure that your feet stay dry.
One of the features that a lot of Muck Boots have including the previously mentioned Arctic Pro, is a thermal foam located under the footbed. One of the main reasons we get cold feet isn’t because our feet get wet or because of the cold air, but rather because of walking on cold surfaces.
However, by placing a thermal foam under the footbed it helps to put more distance between our feet and the cold ground. In addition, it is because it is thermal, it is designed to prevent the heat from escaping out of the bottom of your shoe.
In my opinion, this is a must-have when searching for a good cold weather boot.
So, you might be asking, what is the difference between the Arctic Pro vs the Arctic Sport? And which one should I get?
Well as you can see from the features the Arctic Pro is more beefed up. For example, it has 8 mm of neoprene and is rated for -60 degrees while the Arctic pro has 8mm of neoprene and is rated for -40 degrees.
Which one should you get?
Well, that really depends on you and the weather conditions you find yourself most often. For example, if you are a hunting and are looking for a good hunting boot. I would definitely recommend the Arctic Pro. As I mentioned earlier much of your time is going to be spent sitting and you will need something with a little more material to ensure that your feet stay warm.
I would also recommend this boot for other activities such as ice fishing or hiking.
However, if you are looking for just a good boot to walk around in the snow, walk the dog or just to shovel the driveway then the Arctic Sport might be the best option for you.
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Muck Boot Arctic Ice Sport
- Synthetic Sole
- Measuring 14 inches from arch
- 8mm neoprene
- Fleece lining
- -60 degrees Fahrenheit rating
- Vibram Arctic Grip
Another great boot, not as popular as the previously mentioned is the Arctic Ice Sport.
However, the main reason it isn’t as popular, isn’t because of the quality, no, this is still a high-quality boot, but rather the design. This boot is specifically designed for keeping your feet warm AND keeping you on your feet.
Let’s take a look at some of the features.
Much like the Arctic Pro it features an 8mm neoprene layer that is 100% waterproof, it has a synthetic sole, a fleece lining and it is rated for -60 degrees. As you can see a top quality boot indeed.
However, what it has that is different is what they call the Vibram Arctic Grip. Basically what Muck Boots has created is a multi-directional outsole specifically designed for walking on ice.
Just when you thought Muck Boots couldn’t get any better they come out with a boot like this. It is 100% waterproof, it will keep your feet warm in extremely cold weather. Lastly, it will keep you on your feet when walking across the ice.
I highly recommend this boot for ice fisherman or anyone else who finds themselves walking on ice quite often.
Looking for a good pair of muck boots to wear in those warm months? If so, you will enjoy a previous post found here.
Now it is your turn. What are the best muck boots for cold weather? Please share your experience in the comments below.