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I have been wearing these in the Florida woods since May, it is now August and I love these boots.
- 100% Leather and synthetic
- Rubber sole
- 17-inch hunting boot with full grain waterproof leather and lightweight RPM technology
- UltraDry Waterproofing system
- SnakeGuard construction to impede fangs, thorns and other elements from penetrating boot upper
- ScentBan technology to kill odor causing bacteria
- ArmaTec abrasion resistant protective covering
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VaprTrek boots by Irish Setter feature RPM technology which is a breakthrough composite material that significantly reduces the weight of the boot, providing extreme comfort and added endurance. Engineered to provide the durability and strength of traditional materials without the extra weight.
An Irish Setter exclusive, ScentBan is added to various materials from leathers to linings to footbeds, killing bacteria that cause odors.
Irish Setter UltraDry construction combines a moisture management lining with waterproof components for dry, long-lasting comfort and performance.
Built with tough Snake Guard. Help keep yourself protected from piercing fangs should you encounter something slithering. You might think this protection makes for a heavy, bulky Boot, but these are 40% lighter than other Irish Setter Boots. The secret is the RPM composite sole...a strong synthetic material that helps reduce weight by up to 40%. Waterproof full-grain leather and nylon uppers; SnakeGuard is non-woven material/leather to impede fangs, thorns, etc.; Breathable UltraDry waterproofing; ScentBan lining to control scent-causing bacteria; Speed lacing system; Abrasion-resistant Armatec toe and heel; Wraparound instep for gripping tree stand rungs or ATV footholds; Cushin comfort tongue; Lightweight, durable RPM sole; Dual-density footbed; Rear pull-on tab; Waterproof: UltraDry; Outsole: RPM; Lining: ScentBan; Height: 17"; Weight: 31 oz.; Mfg. Number: 2875.
Hunting isn't their hobby. It's their calling. It's all they were made to do. In sixty years, they've never lost focus. They've never followed anything but their instincts. They've never let up. They still live for the chase, pursuing innovation from dusk to dawn. They're in the fields, the blinds and the stands, long after the fair-weather crowd heads inside. They do all of this to build incredible hunting boots, because at Irish Setter, the hunt never ends.
- Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 15 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00IB7VSYG
- Item model number: 2875 Vaprtrek-M
- Date first listed on Amazon: December 9, 2013
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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First of all, I am doing a lot of walking in tall grass in strong snake country (close to Abilene, Texas). I wanted a boot that came up my leg as high as possible.
Lace-up boots- what I found was the lace up snake boots were extremely hard to take off, once you were finished wearing them. It was more work taking them off than putting them on. So I decided not to go the lace-up route. Please keep reading.
Boots (cowboy style)- these were pretty good and eventually were my second choice. But boots are stiff and can get uncomfortable after an extended period of time. They certainly didn't have the removal issue as the lace-ups.
Snake boots with a ratchet lacing system (see Cabela's)- these were quick to lace-up and pull the knob on the back of the boot and the pressure of the laces is gone. This type of boot was certainly in the purchase consideration. More comfortable than the cowboy snake boots.
Irish Setter 2875- I tried these on at a local store just to see how they fit. The store did not have my correct size so I had to try on a size larger. I will tell you first of all these were the most lightweight, comfortable boots I tried on during the snake boot search. It was like wearing very comfortable walking shoes. The IS 2875 boots were very snug to my legs. Now comes the real test. When I unlaced the boots, pulled on the boot tongue, the boots came off without any extra effort. I was sold on these boots.
After all my research into snake boots, here are the pros and cons of Irish Setter 2875.
Easy on/very easy off
Lightweight - best of all boots I tried
Snug fit to legs, ankles, and feet
Very comfortable extended periods of wear
Feet/legs stay dry
Made by Red Wing (they do know how to make shoes)
This boot will not stop a prickly pear (cactus) thorn from penetrating to the foot.
Two more things to add.
1) This product was not Prime eligible. The shipper, 365 Outdoor Wear in Minnesota, provided free shipping and were extremely quick. For all practical purposes, it was like a Prime shipment as the product was received in about three days.
2) For me, it is not a matter of if I ever get a rattlesnake strike to the boot, it is only a matter of when. I will surely update the review when that strike comes.
Here it is approaching summer 2017. The snakes are crawling and I put these on first thing in the morning and take them off at night. You forget they are on. Again, lightweight and very comfortable!! Your feet stay dry. A few days ago I walked past a rattler and it alerted to me so the first strike was very close, but the snake boots were on and I felt protected. So far I have killed three rattlers in the past four weeks and I have a lot of ground work around the trees to still do.
As much as I have worn these there are no major signs of wear to the boots. I will definitely buy another pair when the time is right.
The bad: These are not for snow or slick surfaces
Took them on a 12-day deer hunt in SE Alaska. They are pretty comfortable but the wrap-around sole touted for tree stand climbing does bind on my feet and took some break-in time. The tongue does not go all the way to the top of the boot so the waterproof is only good for about 14", This was disappointing but not a deal killer.
They have good ankle support that came in handy and was a major factor. They are very lightweight and were a dream to wear from that standpoint, most boots you can't wait to get off at the end of the day and these weren't a problem. They also went on and off easy and laces were good. The laces were very cool, they have a plastic insert in them that keeps them in place and they don't untie! Also the boot stays laced where you tie it pretty much. Not being insulated was not a problem as it was in the 20's-30's most days and a wool sock was desired since they ran just a tad long for me.
Unfortunately, the soles are too hard rubber (give me Vibram!!!) and were very slick on snow, ice, or wet logs. This won't be a problem on flat land or in swamps or deserts where they will work great. They are snake boots after all and I was trying to use them for general hunting in a *very* wet area with muskegs (swamps) and forest. No snakes in Alaska... I will use them again but I will keep looking for that perfect boot: 16-17" tall, waterproof to the top, ankle support, soft rubber (Vibram) soles for slipping and good traction, mild insulation for cold water submersion...
These boots are 80% and worth a look. If you are in area where snow and slick surfaces are rare, fanged critters abound, they are what you're looking for! Irish Setter quality as expected: durable and comfortable.
I tried on (in local stores) the 10.5 d, and 10.5 ee... in the normal, low-cut hiking boot (not the snake-boots, which are identical except nobody carried the snake boots).
I always use a 10.5 and the 10.5d version was too small in lengths and width, but the 10.5 ee fits perfectly. I tried them on and they fit exactly as most other manufacturer tennis shoes in my size (with the EE). I don't know why the fitment label states that the "d" is normal and "ee" is extra wide, because (imo) "ee" is normal and "d" is super-slim/narrow.
I did have narrow heels as a kit, but adult me grew out of that, and these 10.5ee are excellent.
I've only tried them on and walked around inside, but they feel like a sneaker with a soft wrap up to my knees and I feel like I can hike in these all day, right out of the box without breaking them in (which is amazing)
I plan to use these a lot and hope to report back in a few months. I live in a muddy and wet area, but summer has been dry, so the weather test will have to wait. Sofar they are the best (lightest and most comfortable) boots I've ever owned.