ROCKY® 15'' Rattler Zip Snake GORE-TEX® Boots for Men
My buddy and I bought these boots on the same day for the same hunting trip. My pair had a bad seem from the factory and split after day 3. However, his pair has no signs of wear or tear after 5 days of non-stop hiking and tracking. That being said; they were very comfortable straight out of the box and they broke in very quickly so I decided to give them another shot with no issues so far. I checked the all the seems when pair 2 arrived and they all looked good so this will be the true test of quality and durability.
We hunt in southern califorina where the temps hit 100 degrees and it is very dry. The few stream crossings and marsh areas we came across were no problem for the gor-tex. We were expecting that a fifteen inch boot would be hot and cumbersome but after 6 hours of hiking in 95 degrees we were suprised that they never got too heavy or hot.
The only complaint that my buddy had was that at the ankle there is a special kind of lace loop that was attached to a rienforcment strap and as the broke in the strap folded in causing some discomfort. He unlaced his boot from this loop and the straps caused no more issue and there was still plenty of ankle suppport.
All in all I believe these are good boots at a good price. I think there will be many comfortable hunting trips to go in them.
September 15, 2010
very nice boots well constructed and comfortable just a little tight on the width might be my fat feet
September 10, 2010
Zipper Broke After 1 Year
These boots are comfortable and waterproof. It is nice to have a zip boot that fits the foot correctly. I've used them to hunt in the swamps of Florida and hills of Missouri. They worked great. Until, that is, the zipper came apart on one of them. Unfortunately, they were out of warranty and now I am having trouble finding someone to fix the zipper. If not for this issue, I would have rated them 5 stars.
April 16, 2010
The zipper did not work.
The first time I wore the boots they leaked . Returned immediately.
March 22, 2010