ROCKY® Lynx Boots Review
ROCKY® Lynx all-terrain boots are likley the best pair of boots we have found in 2010 for still-hunting and stalking through the big deer woods of northern New England. We have really put these boots to the test. We have worn them in temperature ranging from 15-degrees to the mid-60′s. We tromped through swamps, bogs, and creeks, stood for 20 minutes with water 2 inches from the tops of
the boots. Slogged through mud, crawled over loose gravel, and hiked steep hills covered with rain-slicked leaves. Day in, day out these boot performed.
Features of the boots include waterproof Gore-Tex lining, 800 grams of thinsulate insulation, 1,000 denier Cordura uppers, and an agressive lugged sole with Terra Suspension footbeds. The Pro’s and Con’s as tested are:
- Above average support and stability from the ankle all the way to your toes. The boots are snug without being constrictive allowing you to flex your toes and maintain good blood flow.
- Warm and waterproof. 800 grams of insulation provide great warmth without being bulky and the Gore-Tex membranes keep your feet
- Ground “feel”. The soles of these boots telegraph sticks, twigs, and rocks right to your foot helping prevent those dreaded missteps that can blow your cover.
- Light weight. Each boot weighs a little over 1.5lbs. This is critical especial when it comes to teh larger sizes. We tested a size 13 and found the weight (or lack of it) to be one of the best features of this boot.
- Although the soles have great ground “feel” they are overly aggressive with regards to traction. Large rubber nubs extend outward from the toes and on occasion will hook an unintended twig.
- Warm enough for still hunting you would not want to sit for several hours in the cold. We comfortably still-hunted in wet, 15-degree weather but when we stopped moving and sat still for more than 90-minutes our feet got cold!
- You have to take your time lacing up these boots. The lace hooks on the boot uppers do not catch the laces. It actually began to get annoying. I don’t thing we have ever had a pair of boots that were such a pain to lace. Although we will admit once they were laced they stayed put and were extremely comfortable.
- Expensive. MSRP on the Rocky Website is $179 but they can be found for $119 at BassPro. Like anything else shopping around can save you big bucks.
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