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Best Hunting Boots for Under $80

If you’re looking for the best hunting boots you can find for a reasonable price, then look no further. We’ve come up with the top 4 pairs of boots that won’t cost you an arm, a leg, or cold feet either.

With the fall hunting season underway, millions of Americans will be stepping out into the fields, brush, swamps and mountains, trying their best to bag the trophy they dreamed of all summer.

But with all those steps being taken, the boots on a hunter’s feet shouldn’t be overlooked. There’s no sense in letting a hunt get ruined because of cold, wet feet, but the cost of quality hunting boots seems to rise by the year.

That’s why we are featuring 4 pairs of high tech (but low cost) boots that we’ve found to be better than average and still less of an impact on the wallet.

Guide Gear Thinsulate Ultra Insulation Sport Boots

These boots feature a choice between insulation specs, depending on how cold your hunting weather may get. Pick either 800 or 1,200 gram Thinsulate insulation, and choose the camo pattern to keep your feet as hidden as possible. The uppers are leather and nylon, creating a waterproof seal that can handle wet conditions with no issues. The outsole is rugged but quiet, with great grip and impact absorption.

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Columbia Sportswear Snowtrek Camo Winter Boots – Mossy Oak

Columbia is known for their quality outerwear, and their boots live up to the reputation. With help from a Mossy Oak camo print, the Snowtrek Winter Boots are perfect for both mild and cold temperatures. When the white stuff falls, like it already has in parts of the Rockies and the northern US, these will hold up great; they’re comfort rated to -25 degrees Fahrenheit. The Omni-Grip outsole features a winter-specific tread pattern, and the boots are fairly lightweight considering their performance.

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Itasca Mens Recoil Hunting Boots

Made with a waterproof yet breathable membrane, the Recoil boots from Itasca have slightly less insulation as others (600 grams), but will still keep your comfortable when the temperatures drop. The tread is great for any terrain, and will get you through a frozen slog with no trouble. A quality cushioned insole makes hours on your feet slip by without a second thought about soreness or lack of comfort.

boots---itascaPhoto via Sportsman’s Warehouse

Wolverine 8″ Swamp Monster Boots

A list of the best boots wouldn’t be complete without a pair from Wolverine, and the Swamp Monsters are the best we found. Perfect for blazing new trails and covering ground while tracking a kill, they’re completely waterproof and ready to take a beating. The padded tongue and collar keep things comfortable around the ankle, and the tread might be the best of the bunch. Heavy duty eyelets will keep them laced up tight, and help avoid snags from thick brush or thorny branches.

boots---swampPhoto via  Sportsman’s Guide

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Best Hunting Boots for Under $80