PETE WARD

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GEAR REVIEW
"Wolverine Ridgeline High womens Hunting Boots"
WOLVERINE BOOTS AND SHOES
Canada.........www.wolverinecanada.ca
U.S...www.wolverinebootsandshoes.com

Tel 1.800.270.6079

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Features
  • - GORE-TEX®
  • - Thinsulate™ Ultra Insulation
  • - Waterproof

Waterproof Nubuck leather and Cordura® nylon upper. Breathable GORE-TEX® waterproof membrane lining. 600-gram Thinsulate™ Ultra Insulation adds warmth. Removable full-cushion insole. Compression molded EVA foam midsole with fabric wrap. Wolverine® Rubber Lug outsole. Cement construction. Lightweight nylon shank fights fatigue.



 

 Review

Ridgeline High Womens Hunting Boots 

 

                                 

           Lady Hikers, by Pat Ward

 The boots I chose to review this year are the Ridgeline High Lady Hikers. I had reviewed the Ridgeline-lo hikers last year and wanted a pair similar, but a bit higher for those days when the snow is a bit deeper but not cold enough for really heavy boots.

 These boots have 600 grams of thinsulate, which make them warm on those chilly days when you need it but not so much that your feet get overheated on long hikes through the woods. Like all the Wolverine boots I have tested they are extremely well constructed and the fit is good. Comfort right out of the box is something I have come to expect in Wolverine products and the Ridgeline-Highs did not let me down.

  Like the Ridgeline-Lo Hikers these boots feature a combination of fixed and speed lacers which I find to be the best set-up for getting your boots on and off with cold fingers. Some models of Wolverine Boots feature a locking lacer to keep your laces from slipping when doing a lot of moving in your boots. I was very pleased to see that the Ridgeline-Highs did not have this as I find when you have cold hands these can sometimes make taking your boots off a real chore. They also feature  Gore-Tex to make them water resistant when you have no other choice but go through the puddles or the wet grass.

    

  I have been wearing my boots in a variety of weather conditions and activity levels, everything from a quit walk in the woods at zero degrees, to snow shoveling at minus thirty-five, and they have kept my feet nice and warm. I did find they were a bit high for my liking the day I wore them snowshoeing. I had to unlace the top lacers to get the movement I like when trying to navigate around stumps and climb over fallen down trees in snowshoes. This was not a big problem and one that was easily fixed thanks to the ease of the speed lacers.

  I have enjoyed wearing my Ridgeline High Hikers and would recommend them to any one looking for a well-made quality boot to wear while enjoying the outdoors.

   

Pat Ward

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