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Any hunter knows that having wet feet just plain sucks – having a cold, wet feet sucks even more.

A good pair of hunting boots should be light, durable, breathable, and waterproof. However, there are a few pairs that can claim high marks from these said qualities. Finding the right pair of boots for hunting can be a tough task especially when you’re a beginner. With so many different styles and brands out there, shopping for a pair can be downright confusing.

If you are open to suggestions, we have a pair that might just be right for your needs. Today, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at the Danner hunting boots.

About the Danner Hunting Boots

About The Danner Hunting Boots

Danner is considered to be one of America’s most trusted names in heavy-duty footwear. Many of their boots have seen extensive use in the military, law enforcement, work, and outdoor activities like hunting. The company was first founded in 1932, so it’s not exactly a new brand.

When it comes to hunting, Danner has become a widely known name within the hunting community. Their boots are known for having quality materials, advanced waterproof features, and innovative design. Basically, a pair of Danner boots should be able to handle anything that you throw at it.

On top of selling footwear, Danner also offers other products like boot care products, socks, accessories, and clothing.

Reviewing the Danner Pronghorn Hunting Boot

Danner 41343 Men's Pronghorn 8' GTX 1200G Hunting Shoe, Realtree Edge...

The Pronghorn line of boots is one of the most popular products by Danner. For this review, we’re going to mainly talk about the Danner Men’s Pronghorn 800G Hunting Boot.

First, let’s take a look t the key specs of the pair:

  • Weight: 64 oz per pair
  • Height: 8″
  • Color: Brown
  • Insulation: 800G Thinsulate Ultra
  • Camo Pattern: Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity
  • Shank: TPU
  • Last Type: DPH-1
  • Lining: Waterproof
  • Liner: GORE-TEX
  • Outsole: Danner Pronghorn
  • Recraftable: No

Notable Features

So what makes these Danner hunting boots special? Here are some of its most noteworthy features:

CamoHide™ Leather & 1000 Denier Nylon Upper

Danner Mens 45003 Pronghorn 8" Gore-Tex Hunting Boot, Brown - 10.5...
  • Durable, waterproof full-grain CamoHide leather upper with rugged and lightweight 1000 Denier nylon
  • Full-grain leather toe and heel cap
  • Rugged hardware for secure fit and long lasting performance

The boots are made from full-grain leather that has been struck through with Danner’s patented marbling called CamoHide. Full grain leather is of the of the finest quality materials that you can use for a pair of boots. What I love about full grain leather is that it’s not buffed, sanded or snuffed. This may keep the imperfections intact but it gives an all-natural beauty and not to mention, incredible toughness.

Over time, the leather of these boots will get a desirable “patina” which can only be achieved through age, use, and exposure to sunlight. This gives the boot a unique look.

True enough, the Danner Pronghorn Boots are tough and beautiful to look at. Even after continued use while outdoors, my pair is still going strong.

Gore-Tex

Danner Mens 45003 Pronghorn 8" Gore-Tex Hunting Boot, Brown - 12 D
  • Durable, waterproof full-grain CamoHide leather upper with rugged and lightweight 1000 Denier nylon
  • Full-grain leather toe and heel cap
  • Rugged hardware for secure fit and long lasting performance

The Pronghorn is highly waterproof and breathable, thanks to its Gore-Tex liners. This makes the pair ideal for the extreme weather conditions and intensive activities like hunting. Gore-Tex is also highly breathable which gives superior comfort while keeping your feet nice and dry.

I thought that Gore-Tex was nothing more than marketing hype but I was proven wrong with the Pronghorn.

Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity

Danner Men's 45013 Pronghorn 8" 800G Gore-Tex Hunting Boot, Mossy Oak...
  • GORE-TEX waterproof breathable lining. Thinsulate Ultra Insulation
  • Cushioning open-cell OrthoLite footbed.
  • EVA cushioning and shock absorbing midsole. Thermoplastic PU shank

Some models of the Pronghorn feature a camo design that really completes the look of the boots. However, I am skeptical if this helps with concealing my silhouette in the woods but I must that it looks great.

800G Thinsulate Ultra Insulation

Rocky Men's FQ0004755 Mid Calf Boot, Brown and Mossy Oak Break Up...
  • Full-Grain Leather and 900 Denier Nylon
  • Light and Flexible Cement Construction
  • Guaranteed Rocky Waterproof Construction

Maybe the single highest praise that I can give to the Pronghorn is that it became my new “go-to” elk boot. I used to spend an ungodly amount of time agonizing which boots to wear during my yearly elk hunts.

This is mainly because the Pronghorn features an amazing insulation technology.

First off, the pair feels really warm even during the colder months. This can be attributed to the excellent 800G Thinsulate Ultra Insulation that the boots have. I’ve been testing the Pronghorn in -20 degrees and never once got cold feet. Despite the heavy-duty insulation, the boots are still considerably lighter than my other hunting pairs.

Pronghorn Outsole

Danner Men's Vicious 8 Inch Work Boot,Brown/Orange,10 EE US
  • Dual-density EVA midsole
  • Slip- and oil-resistant Vibram� Vicious outsole
  • 90� heel

The Pronghorn 800G Hunting Boot features the fourth-generation outsole which does a great job of handling a wide range of terrains. The outsole feels sufficiently rugged which gives you the confidence that it can get the job done.

The outsole provides the much-needed grip which is good for muddy conditions. Plus, the outsole fits seamlessly with the Pronghorn’s streamlined design.

Is It Comfortable?

Although it’s a very heavy-duty boot, the Pronghorn is still surprisingly comfortable.

Normally, I’d expect a feature-packed pair of boots to cut corners and it’s usually the comfort the goes into the chopping block. That’s not the case at all with the Pronghorn.

The pair provides great support and comfort, even when the conditions are less than favorable. The boots are also quite comfortable out of the box. This means that I don’t have to break in the pair for hours in a rocky mountain just to achieve optimal comfort.

As mentioned, the Pronghorn stands out for its insulation which means that my feet were kept warm and dry during most of my outings. It really is the warmest pair in my collection. The Pronghorn is also a very lightweight pair which I really appreciate when I’m out in the wild for hours.

How’s the Fit?

Overall, the boots offer a great fit.

I love the fact that the Pronghorn has a roomy toe box. However, I feel that the roomy toe box is a bit of a double-edged sword. The roomy toes allow me to throw on a thick pair of wool socks and not feel too constricted.

On the flip side, wearing a thinner pair of socks would have the ball slide around too much within the toe box. This is one of the main downsides of a versatile pair like the Pronghorn.

For the most part, you will need to wear tall socks since these pairs are true to size.

Pros and Cons

So to summarize, here are the pros and cons of the Pronghorn Danner Hunting Boots.

PROS

  • Made of full grain leather for top durability
  • Very good waterproofing
  • Top-notch 800G insulation
  • Comfortable and lightweight
  • Speed lacing eyelets for easy wear
  • Versatile hunting boots

CONS

  • Toe box is too roomy
  • Might be too bulky for some people
  • List Element

Comparable Products

In case the Pronghorn turns out to be not your cup of tea, here are some other boots that you can check out:

Irish Setter Men’s 2870 Vaprtrek Waterproof 8″ Hunting Boot

Irish Setter Men's 2870 Vaprtrek Waterproof 8" Hunting Boot, Realtree...
  • Light weight ankle-high hunting boot with extreme durability, ideal for early-season
  • ScentBan scent control
  • UltraDry waterproofing system

The Irish Setter Men’s 2870 Vaprtrek Waterproof 8″ Hunting Boot is a top-seller on Amazon, so it’s hard not to recommend this one.

The boot features the UltraDry construction which combines a moisture management lining with waterproof components. This gives you a dry, long-lasting comfort. The RPM technology boasts a breakthrough composite material that greatly reduces the weight of the boot.

A worthy alternative to the Pronghorn at around the same budget.

Lacrosse Men’s Alphaburly Pro 18” 1600G Hunting Boot

LaCrosse Men’s Alphaburly Pro 18” 1600G Hunting Boot,Realtree...
  • Hand-laid premium rubber over a 3.5mm neoprene core for flexible, waterproof, scent-free comfort. Weight- 5.5 lbs per...
  • Embossed liner increases air circulation inside the boot, wicks moisture and is quick drying
  • Active Fit with adjustable neoprene gusset for easy on/off and a secure, comfortable fit on foot

If you prefer a more traditional pair of rubber hunting boots, the Lacrosse Men’s Alphaburly Pro 18” 1600G Hunting Boot is worth checking out.

The boots are made of rubber and neoprene which makes it highly waterproof and naturally insulated. The material also lends itself to be a great all-terrain pair. The inside is lined with neoprene liner which provides top comfort and air circulation.

What We Think

Danner Hunting Boots

This pair of Danner Hunting Boots is easy to recommend.

It is tough, durable, waterproof, and well-insulated. The toe box and the fit can be a little too wide but it’s not enough to be knocked down a peg.

This is a very high-quality pair of hunting boots for the money.

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