RedHead® Bone-Dry® 16'' Waterproof Bayou Zip Snake Boots for Men
Great boot, worn multiple seasons
Where to start? I hunt in rugged terrain in West Texas. I have experienced temperatures from 19 degrees to well over 100. These boots have done well in it all. Cactus, rocks, mesquite thorns, cedar... you name it, these boots have been through it. I have worn these boots at various times for 12-15 hours and no blisters. Granted after that long, it's going to feel good to take any shoes off... but these are so comfortable and durable that they can take the abuse without your feet paying the price. I like these so much that I just bought a pair in all camo for my hunting buddy that I share the lease with as a birthday present. I got tired of him making me go first everytime we were exploring the property in case there were rattlesnakes. I have not had the honor of putting them through a true snake test, but feel it's only a matter of time before that happens. I am going into my third season with these boots and they still look almost brand new with very little wear on the soles. They are the only thing I wear at the ranch no matter what time of year we are there. Will definitely be purchasing again if I ever wear out the ones I have now.
May 10, 2012
Zip off! (maybe)
Over the last few years, I have purchased 3 pairs of Redhead Snake Boots and have found them to be the most comfortable and durable boots I have owned. With hard wear, I have found them to be completely waterproof for up to two full seasons. I have convinced others in our hunt club to purchase them and everyone has been satisfied. The latest pair was a disappointment to me when I opened the box and realized that the zipper slide and teeth were about half the size and appear much lighter duty than the previous 2 pair. The zipper slider now has a small cord attached to compensate for its diminished size. My observation is that the price on this product has increased while the perceived durability diminished (only time will tell). I have worn the boots twice and intend to keep them as everything else seems fairly equal. I would give this product 5 stars except for the "new" zipper. I sent my observation to Bass Pro who said they would "forward it to the merchandisers".
September 26, 2012
Not Even Waterproof
I bought these boots early last Summer (2011) to wear while camera hunting and kayaking in the Virginia swamps. I wore them maybe twice a month for 8 to 10 hours a day. At first I thought that the little bit of moisture inside was from my feet sweating as I sometimes would hike 7 to 10 miles. These boots now leak considerable just from walking in the early wet grass and are just useless when walking in the swamps. I have invested in spray waterproofing to try to keep my feet dry that didn't work eiither. The store says that I have owned them a little over a year so no return or store credit. If you buy these don't delay returning them if they leak even a little bit.
My last Red Head boots, very poor performance from a "waterproof" boot. Wish I had checked other reviews before buying, I'll know better next time.
September 11, 2012
bought my first pair and after less than 2 years of limited use in FL, the soles rotted, the boots were no longer waterproof! I received a 75% discount towards the purchase of a second pair. The sales person at BasPro was shocked to see the soles, they were hardly worn out but simply rotted off! The second pair is harldly 2 yrs old, very limited use, walk to and from tree stand, crossing some wet lands etc. The top portion of the boot ( black foamy rim) of the boot has flacked off, just yesterday water was felt inside the boot! I flexed the soles, and sure enough they were all cracked, deep groves running cross lenght! What a shame, the boot is extremely comfortable and insulation / leather is well made, too bad Red Head cannot understand the materrial of the soles is worthless ! I am in the process of contacting BAsPro (they will honor the product even w/out a receipt) and Rd Head! This is unacceptable! Save your money for a better boot! Avoid this like the plague! I tried twice with the same boot, and twice it was a total disappointment!
July 23, 2012