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Offline 802livin

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Best boots to ice fish in?
« on: Nov 22, 2021, 03:53 PM »
Looking forward to what I hope is a good ice eyar. In the market for some new boots as mine are old, worn and when out on the ice last winter I almost always finished the day with wet feet.

Looking into the "Muck Boots Arctic Ice Extreme Conditions Tall Rubber Men's Winter Boot With Arctic Grip Outsole" and then also the "SOREL - Men's Blizzard XT Insulated Winter Boot". I have always been a Sorel guy but looking to maybe change it up if the Muck Boots are what people reccomend.

Both are rated for -40 degrees. The Muck Boots I know are 100% waterproof all the way up the leg where as I am not positive the SORELs offer that same protection. I know the Sorels I have now do not but that could be becasue they are old and worn.

What are you all rocking? Open to other suggestions. Price doesnt matter too much and ok with spending up to $200. I am really looking for the best boot for the job at keeping my feet warm and dry and will last for many seasons. I typcially do a day or two snowmobiling and other than that the only other time I'd be wearing them is snowblowing/shoveling in the winter months.

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Re: Best boots to ice fish in?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 22, 2021, 04:04 PM »
TONS of information HERE

The link points back to all the past conversations, about boots, on Ice Shanty so you don't have to go digging:)

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Re: Best boots to ice fish in?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 22, 2021, 04:05 PM »
Hoo boy! Like anything else on here, you're gonna get opinions and suggestions out the arse. Me? I prefer to Google. Check the ratings, etc. But even they can be biased. You just hafta' "filter" through some of it. Personally? I like my Bogs Bozemans but haven't seen many on here speak of them. About $150, rated at -70* , waterproof, lightweight, easy on- easy off. And they keep my 66 year old toes nice and toasty. So there's my "suggestion ".  ;)
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Re: Best boots to ice fish in?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 22, 2021, 04:50 PM »
Korkers Polar Vortex 1200 are my everyday ice boots.  I also have a pair of -148 rated Baffin Shackletons if we ever have another winter like 13-14, but they are humongous, only for extreme conditions.

https://www.moosejaw.com/product/korkers-polar-vortex-1200-boot_10352654?ad_id=GooglePlusBox&utm_source=GooglePlusBox&utm_medium=PLA&utm_campaign=Korkers&cm_mmc=PLA-_-Google-_-MJ-Shopping-PROMO-Brand-Generic%7CMJ-Shopping-PROMO-Brand-Generic-_-google%7C10931625285%7C109096368364%7C459107671910%7Cpla-297601592601%7Cc%7C9006304%7C3911952&gclid=CjwKCAiAnO2MBhApEiwA8q0HYa7e_2ww4BailCYtJ-bqawsbCapOkrT1-Hs-jpAveLNcTHEsHJobLxoCOR0QAvD_BwE

I have the previous iteration of these boot, the TundraJacks.  Love them.  Super light, warm and have built in carbide ice studs.  If you go to the Moosejaw site via Active Junky, youll save an additional 12% or about $170ish total.

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Re: Best boots to ice fish in?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 22, 2021, 05:03 PM »
Mickeys

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Re: Best boots to ice fish in?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 22, 2021, 05:31 PM »
My Baffins are the best boots I have ever owned, light and warm and no more wet feet like my sorels

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Re: Best boots to ice fish in?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 22, 2021, 05:40 PM »
Bought some baffin, snow mobile boots, they were like wearing cinder blocks! Got the artic muck boots, way better!  The weight, the flex.  Both were very waterproof.  With my back issues I could not wear the baffins. Just my 2 cents.

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Re: Best boots to ice fish in?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 22, 2021, 05:48 PM »
Then you bought the wrong ones

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Re: Best boots to ice fish in?
« Reply #8 on: Nov 22, 2021, 05:53 PM »
Then you bought the wrong ones
Don't get butt hurt on an opinion question bud. I now from experience wearing both, in MY OPINION,  artic muck boots are way better. ;)

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Re: Best boots to ice fish in?
« Reply #9 on: Nov 22, 2021, 06:26 PM »
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Re: Best boots to ice fish in?
« Reply #10 on: Nov 23, 2021, 06:36 AM »
Can't go wrong with the muck boots. I got them last year they are incredibly warm and now I don't have to worry about my feet at all. No more worrying about if the edges are weak, just walk right on(as long as its not deep obviously). Fishing ice with 6 inches of slush on top? No worries you won't even notice it. I couldn't go back to a regular style boot.

Offline 802livin

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Re: Best boots to ice fish in?
« Reply #11 on: Nov 23, 2021, 06:58 AM »
All good feedback. And google reviews are good but who knows who is leaving them and what they are using the boots for. Some posts in here that I found about boots were dated and feel like just like anything every year there are better products that come out. Also, Im starting to get excited about this season and love to get some good back and forth going on here!

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Offline Jwise

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Re: Best boots to ice fish in?
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Re: Best boots to ice fish in?
« Reply #14 on: Nov 24, 2021, 08:43 PM »
https://www.scheels.com/p/mens-muck-arctic-ice-tall-boots/664911-AVTV-000.html?cgid=all

Thanks for sharing this deal! Ive been eyeing the tall Arctic Ice since last season and its hard to beat this price. Just ordered.

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Re: Best boots to ice fish in?
« Reply #15 on: Nov 24, 2021, 10:43 PM »
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Re: Best boots to ice fish in?
« Reply #16 on: Nov 25, 2021, 01:03 AM »

 
I ordered a pair of the Arctic ice , my lacrosse wore out  , great price , thought Id give them a try
 

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Re: Best boots to ice fish in?
« Reply #17 on: Nov 25, 2021, 06:45 AM »
Thanks for sharing this deal! Ive been eyeing the tall Arctic Ice since last season and its hard to beat this price. Just ordered.
 
I ordered a pair of the Arctic ice , my lacrosse wore out  , great price , thought Id give them a try

Mine arrived from Scheels..went up a size as I like a thicker sock and a liner sock ..they seem a lil chunkier then my   Muck Arctic Sports..they should fit the bill for the mid season slush fest .
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Re: Best boots to ice fish in?
« Reply #18 on: Nov 25, 2021, 09:16 AM »
Baffin Titans!! Made in Canada. We know a few things about cold weather, eh!! ;D
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Re: Best boots to ice fish in?
« Reply #20 on: Nov 26, 2021, 01:41 PM »
muck boats only last a season for me and the type of abuse I put them through. nice boots at not bad cost but depends on the type of use you intend to use them for.

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Re: Best boots to ice fish in?
« Reply #21 on: Nov 26, 2021, 04:24 PM »
Baffin Titans!! Made in Canada. We know a few things about cold weather, eh!! ;D

This is the correct answer

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Re: Best boots to ice fish in?
« Reply #22 on: Nov 26, 2021, 04:45 PM »
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Re: Best boots to ice fish in?
« Reply #23 on: Nov 26, 2021, 06:59 PM »
Mickeys gets my vote, but then again iv only used one other kind, field and stream. Never had an issue with Mickeys. Been rocking em since 07
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Re: Best boots to ice fish in?
« Reply #24 on: Nov 26, 2021, 08:50 PM »
I wish they made the Muck boots in wide! Yes I know they stretch, but with my 6E feet, they are to tight (making my feet cold) or to long. If any one ever sees a wide Muck boot, please let me know.

 



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