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Orvis Women’s Encounter Wading Boot Review

84

2017

Orvis Women’s Encounter Wading Boot Review

The Orvis Women’s Encounter Wading Boot is a supple yet supportive boot that feels like a sneaker.

Patagonia Women’s Ultralight Wading Boot Review

93

2017

Patagonia Women’s Ultralight Wading Boot Review

A true women’s-specific boot, the Patagonia Women's Ultralight Wading Boots offer superior fit, traction and stability.

Redington Siren Boot Review

85

2017

Redington Siren Boot Review

A true women’s-specific boot, the Redington Siren offers support, traction, and distinctive style.

Simms Women’s VaporTread Boot Review

87

2017

Simms Women’s VaporTread Boot Review

Rugged yet lightweight, the Simms Women's VaporTread Boot hikes as well as it wades.

L.L. Bean West Branch Wading Boot Review

79

2017

L.L. Bean West Branch Wading Boot Review

The L.L. Bean West Branch Wading Boots, Studded provide superior traction at a good price.

 Cabela’s Guidewater BOA Wading Boot

80

2014

Cabela’s Guidewater BOA Wading Boot

Folks who like solid, heavy duty and hard working boot will appreciate the tough Cabela’s Guidewater BOA boot. 

Korkers Buckskin wading boot

84

2014

Korkers Buckskin wading boot

The Korkers Buckskin Wading Boot take full advantage of the one thing that sets Korkers apart from all its competitors: the Korkers OmniTrax Interchangeable Sole System. 

Patagonia Ultralight Wading Boot–Sticky

86

2014

Patagonia Ultralight Wading Boot–Sticky

Patagonia Ultralight Wading Boots allow anglers who like to go walkabout to stick with one boot during the day rather than trading their hiking boots for wading boots once they reach their destination.

Simms Vapor Wading Boot

85

2014

Simms Vapor Wading Boot

The Simms Vapor Wading boots lived up to the billing as lightweight and comfortable, making them a solid choice for people willing to walk miles before making their first cast as well as for those making a thousand casts in the same mile.