Irish Setter Ravine Hunting Boots Stand Up to the Test of Elk Camp
OutdoorHub Reporters 01.07.20
If you’re in the market for an elk hunting boot that is comfortable, durable and supportive then check out Irish Setter Ravine hunting boots. This boot delivers all-day comfort and waterproof protection.
I got these boots the first week of July, while beginning my 12-week workout schedule to physically get ready for my DIY drop camp in SW Colorado. Right out of the box I walked 5 miles for my workout. I must say, they performed awesome. No hot spots or rub areas.
Would I recommend taking these right out of the box to go elk hunting?; No. But after putting about 20,000 steps on them before my trip, these boots were ready!
The boots performed well in a range of different situations. Ankle-deep creek crossings, single digit morning temps, rugged terrain and 5+ miles hiked daily didn’t pose an issue. The unique torsion-control chassis, innovative dual-density midsole, energy-returning core offered great traction and stability. The multi-tied lugs added comfort, support and traction on rocky slippery and uneven terrain. Needless to say, my feet stayed comfortable, dry, and warm.
The only thing I would change with these boots is to make the pull strap out of leather. While trying to warm up my boots by a heater so they would be easier to put on, one strap melted and ripped in half when pulling the boot on. Not a huge issue since it was my fault, plus no performance or durability was compromised.
In all, Irish Setter’s Ravine boots performed flawlessly over the 30+ miles that were hiked during my 5 day DIY elk camp. Anyone looking for a solid elk hunting boot will be pleased with them, especially their affordable price.
Upper Leather: USA Made Suede, Waterproof
Upper Material: Abrasion Resistant Nylon
Footbed: Removable Memory Foam-PU Foam with ScentBan™ Odor Inhibitor
Waterproof: UltraDry™ Waterproofing System
Outsole: ATC – Black-Orange
Lining: Moisture Wicking Scent-Ban™
Insulation: 400g Prima Loft® Gold Eco