I’m sure you dislike having cold or wet feet as much as I do while ice fishing. Other than having wet hands it’s one of the most uncomfortable things that can happen and in this post, I’m going to be showing you the best waterproof ice fishing boots.
This is all my personal opinion but after testing out a number of them, these are my favorites. I’ll also show you the cheapest place to pick them up. Here are my favorite waterproof ice fishing boots:
- Baffin Selkirk
- Muck Boot Arctic Sport
- Baffin Control Max
- Kamik Greenbay 4
- Guide Gear Giant Timber II
The things I looked for with boots like this is how waterproof they were, how the build quality was, were they warm and comfortable, and was the price point reasonable. I don’t want to dish out a few hundred bucks on snow boots if I don’t have to. See our favorite ice fishing gear here.
All 5 of these boots are built well, are pretty comfortable to wear, are reasonably priced, and some of them can be used for other things as well (which is a big plus for me). Let’s jump into each of them.
Guide Gear Giant Timber II
These are a great boot if you prefer a hiking style boot. They are a bit too tall for my liking and aren’t as comfortable as some of the others but they aren’t too expensive and they keep your feet warm and dry.
They are a camo color which some people might not like but I’m sure you can find them in black or brown as well. They are actually a bit lighter than I thought they’d be which is a big plus as well.
I’ve never had an issue with them getting wet inside or having cold feet and they are pretty comfortable to walk in. Some of the other boots on this list aren’t the best for that so these can make a good cold weather hunting boot as well.
The only thing I didn’t really like was how high they were. Other than that they were awesome. If you need a cheap (somewhat) boot that you’ll use for ice fishing, hunting, or hiking then these could be perfect for you.
Kamik Greenbay 4
These are my second favorite snow boots and are a great option if you don’t want to spend a good chunk of change on a pair of boots. They won’t be the best if you’re doing any sort of hiking (not very flexible) but for a general snow boot, they’re great.
They’re extremely comfortable to wear and will keep your feet warm and dry all day. They are a little bit on the heavy side though but that’s not really that big of a deal if you’ll be sitting out on the ice all afternoon.
I wouldn’t say they’re the most waterproof boots because they’re not but for walking through the snow they’ll do the job and keep your feet warm. I mainly use them for shoveling snow at my house or sometimes for out on the ice.
If you need a cheaper snow boot that’ll be used for ice fishing, shoveling snow, snowmobiling, or something else where you’re not doing a ton of walking then these could be a perfect option for you.
Baffin Control Max
These are my favorite lace-up hiking style boot and even though they’re a bit more expensive than the one from Guide Gear, I find them to be more comfortable and better overall when it comes to quality and performance.
The reason I like these so much is because of how versatile they are. They’re lace-up so they aren’t going to slip off and will be good for hiking, hunting, and whatever else as well. They’re also one of the most comfortable boots I’ve used.
They aren’t quite as waterproof (if you submerge them) as some of the others but they do a really good job keeping water out while you’re fishing or walking through snow.
They are a little bit on the bulky side but it’s not too bad. As long as they’re comfortable and keep my feet warm and dry that’s all I really care about. If you need a solid snow boot that’ll be used for different things and are willing to spend a bit then these could be perfect for you.
Muck Boot Arctic Sport
If you’re looking for a rubber and neoprene style boot then these are my favorite. They’re the most comfortable and warmest ones I’ve used myself. They aren’t the best when it comes to versatility and that’s the reason I don’t have them ranked higher.
These boots are extremely durable and comfortable sitting in all day out on the ice. These are the most waterproof boots on this list (won’t leak even if submerged) and that’s what makes them one of the best ice fishing boots on the market.
If you’re going to be doing any sort of hiking they probably won’t be for you but they’re awesome for fishing, snowmobiling, shoveling snow, and other stuff like that.
They’re also reasonably priced in my opinion which is a big plus. Not the cheapest but for a quality boot I think it’s fair. There is no breathability in them so they won’t be a good fit in warmer conditions but for freezing cold they’re great.
Baffin Selkirk (My Overall Favorite)
These are my favorite snow boots currently on the market and are the ones I normally use for pretty much everything these days. They’re extremely comfortable and light and I think they’re the highest quality on this list.
If you have a long hike ahead of you the hiking style boots might be better but for everything else, these will be perfect. They’ll be able to handle ice fishing, snowmobiling, shoveling snow, and whatever else no problem.
I love the amount of grip these have on the ice (probably better than anything else) and I’ve never had cold or wet feet. It’s awesome that you can take the insides out and put them in the wash. They don’t break down or anything.
They aren’t going to be as waterproof as the Muck Boots but the bottom half is completely waterproof. If you submerge it above that you might get some leakage but that rarely happens while ice fishing (for me anyway).
A little bit on the expensive side but I think I’ll have them for years to come. I’ve bought cheaper boots in the past and they don’t last. I’d way rather pay up now and have them for a long period of time.
Until next time, happy fishing. If you want to catch more fish, use more hooks.
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