Under Armour Hunting Boots Review – Complete Guide And Comparison

What does it take to pull off the perfect hunt? Many hunting enthusiasts might say the proper hunting gear is at least part of what it takes to have a successful hunting trip. There are several components to hunting gear, and hunting boots are arguably the most important gear you can have on a hunting trip. After all, no one wants to be preoccupied with ill-equipped shoes or injured feet while away from home. Your precious catch might get away!


Every hunter has had to purchase a pair of hunting boots in their lifetime, but it can be difficult for some shoppers because there are so many hunting boot brands to choose from. One brand that has been highly popular for some time is Under Armour. Under Armour is known for their high-quality athletic apparel and the brand is regularly endorsed by big name athletes all over the world. This article will provide an in-depth review of Under Armour hunting boots, including their price range, features, specifications, and comparison to competitive hunting boot brands.

Overview

Under Armour has several variations of men’s hunting boots available. The main differences in each shoe model can be seen in the sole structure and the model’s outer design. The brand has two best-selling hunting boot models: the UA Fat Tire GORE-TEX® (which is also largely considered a hiking boot), and the UA Infil Ops GORE-TEX®. For the purpose of this article, we will be focusing on the UA Infil Ops GORE-TEX® because of its bestseller status and solid classification as a hunting boot.


The UA Infil Ops GORE-TEX® Men’s Hunting Boot comes in two color schemes: black, and a pseudo-camo-print design called ridge reaper barren/maverick brown. The boot’s GORE-TEX® material is breathable and 100 percent waterproof while still allowing sweat to escape so your feet stay dry. This boot is available in men’s sizes eight to 15. The lightweight, form-fitting material on the back half of the boots is the same material used in superstar NBA player Stephen Curry’s basketball shoes. Under Armour’s hunting boots, like Stephen Curry’s playing shoes, are designed to take on whatever the terrain you’re on decides to throw at you.
Specifications.

Under Armour Men's SF Bozeman 2.0 Ankle Boot, Realtree Ap-Xtra...
  • Waterproof nubuck & textile upper for lightweight support
  • UA Storm waterproof membrane repels water without sacrificing breathability
  • UA Scent Control lining with Cupron anti bacterial copper infused sockliner top cover

Under Armour Infil Ops GORE-TEX® hunting boots are made from imported materials. These boots feature high abrasion uppers with a special Anafoam™ overlay that designers anatomically and precisely molded for fit and support. The boots also feature a TPU stability chassis which supports the heel as well as heel lockdown to support accurate foot placement while on the hunt. Under Armour’s hunting boots also contain Cupron® Anti-Fungal and Pro Fibers that reduce offensive odor and kill 99.9 percent of athlete's foot type fungus after only 12 hours of minimum interaction with the sock liner.

It’s hard to argue with the fact that Under Armour makes great active apparel. However, not every Under Armour item is without flaws, and many customers would agree. According to the reviews and testimonials of various customers, there are several positive and negative traits to Under Armour hunting boots, which we’ve outlined below:

PROS

Perhaps the best positive aspect among consumers comments is the fact that this hunting boot is so comfortable and lightweight. It’s so comfortable, in fact, that many people purchase them for casual wear as well as for hunting. According to many customers, there is no break-in period for this boot. The wide range of available sizes is also a big plus for customers.

CONS

Some customers complained that the UA Infil Ops GORE-TEX® boot runs a little small, so people recommend getting a half size up from what you would normally purchase. The boots are also known to run on the narrow side, so people with wide feet may not enjoy wearing this shoe for long.

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Pricing

While you can expect to pay a little over $249.99 for UA Infil Ops GORE-TEX® Hunting Boots, Under Armour hunting boots in general fall in the price range of $149.99 to $249.99. Under Armour’s entire collection of hunting boots is considered relatively expensive compared to other hunting boot brands, and we believe it’s safe to assume you’re paying for durable, quality materials.

How It Compares

The UA Infil Ops GORE-TEX® boot is a popular shoe within the hunting community, but that doesn’t mean it comes without competition. There are several brands out there who have made comparable hunting boots, and these boots are just as popular as Under Armour boots. To get a better idea of how these boots stack up against one another, we did a comparison of three other popular hunting boot brands:

The Danner-brand hunting boot is waterproof and features an outer construct inspired by classic stalking designs commonly seen on hunting and military gear. The brand has implemented Danner Comfort System technology that brings the foot lower to the ground and offers premium foot support at all times.

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Price

While these hunting boots originally retailed for $140, they are currently available on the Danner website for just $42, much cheaper than Under Armour hunting boots. This decrease in price puts the Danner hunting boots in the inexpensive category.

Description

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Ease of Use

By all accounts, the Danner hunting boots are easy to lace up and put on, and the comfort level of the boots has largely been deemed acceptable. There aren’t any complicated methods of securing the boot safely to the foot, so we felt a five-star rating was appropriate.

Assembly Time

Like most new shoes, Danner hunting boots need to have the shoelaces threaded through before regular use. Threading in the shoelaces for these boots takes about as long as threading shoelaces through any other high-top shoe. Other than connecting in the laces, there is no assembly required.

Build Qualit​y

Danner hunting boots are made of waterproof materials, including full-grain nubuck leather and lightweight nylon. The boots also feature a plush, dual-density footbed with Airthotic® heel clips, a patent-pending cushioning system that customers love.

Warranty

There is no actual warranty on Danner-brand hunting boots, but the company offers free shipping and free returns for orders placed within the United States. Danner doesn’t refund shipping costs, but if you aren’t completely satisfied with your purchase, you can receive a refund equal to the price of the boots without shipping fees.

These hunting boots feature a Vibram® Littlehorn outsole for secure footing, X-Static offensive odor control technology to keep wearers undetectable while on the hunt, and moisture-wicking abilities by Aztec™ premium lining. The boots weigh approximately 32 ounces, making them considerably heavier than the Under Armour boot featured in this review.

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Price

Wood N’ Steam’s hunting boots were originally sold for $139.99, but if you buy them through the Sportsman’s Guide website as a Buyer’s Club member, you can get them for $63.09. If you aren’t a site member and choose to buy through the site, you can expect to pay about $70.

Description

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Ease of Use

Like the other hunting boots in our review, Wood N’ Stream hunting boots are reportedly easy to lace up and put on, and they largely present no problems during any hunting trips. The waterproof factor adds to the ease of use as well, as splashing through wet terrain won’t be a problem for the wearer. There were also some customers who commented on the eyelet top lacing being a bit of a pain.

Assembly Time

Similar to most lace-up boots, Wood N’ Stream hunting boots require the removal of the packaging equipment threading of the shoelaces through both the left and right boot before use. Most customers have reported that it’s pretty easy to get these shoes ready for wearing, so our assembly time rating is high.

Build Qualit​y

Some customers have reported that these particular hunting boots hold up well over several years of heavy use. The longevity of Wood N’ Steam hunting boots is likely linked to the brand’s use of durable, high-quality materials meant to withstand rugged terrain as well as standard wear and tear.

Warranty

Wood N’ Stream hunting boots don’t come with an actual warranty, but if you purchase these boots through the Sportsman’s Guide website, the site has implemented a satisfaction guarantee program. If the customer is not happy with the purchase, they can return the boots to Sportsman’s Guide for a full refund within 90 days of purchase.

These hunting boots feature a Vibram® Littlehorn outsole for secure footing, X-Static offensive odor control technology to keep wearers undetectable while on the hunt, and moisture-wicking abilities by Aztec™ premium lining. The boots weigh approximately 32 ounces, making them considerably heavier than the Under Armour boot featured in this review.

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Guide Gear is another popular hunting boot brand amongst hunting enthusiasts. These particular boots feature 100 percent waterproof specific Guide Dry lining, an abrasion-resistant designed rubber heel and toe, a removable cushion insole all encased in durable leather and nylon uppers. The outer design features a bold camo print that’s perfect for hunting in wild terrain.

Price

While these hunting boots were originally sold for $109.99, you can purchase them from the Sportsman’s Guide website for $80.99 if you’re a Buyer’s Club member and $89.99 if you’re just a regular customer. This leaves the Under Armour hunting boots as the most expensive boots featured in our review. If you’re not keen on spending more than $100 for hunting boots, any one pair of the hunting boots in our comparison section would be an ideal pick.

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Ease of Use

Guide Gear’s hunting boots are incredibly easy to lace up and put on according to most customers. Once the inner packaging is removed from the boots and the shoelaces are in, the boots are pretty much ready to wear. Users also report that these boots hold up well in rain, snow, and other tough weather conditions.


Assembly Time

Like the rest of the hunting boots in our review, getting the Guide Gear boots hunting ready is virtually effortless. Once you have the shoelaces laced into the boots, there should be no assembly required from that point forward, unless you decide to switch or replace laces for any reason.

Build Qualit​y

While most customers were happy with the overall quality of Guide Gear hunting boots, some complained that the general fit of the boot was a bit off, which led to discomfort and the eventual return of the boots. Despite the problems some customers had with the fit, the materials are known to be of high quality.


Warranty

While there is no concrete warranty offering for Guide Gear hunting boots, they are available on the Sportsman’s Guide website, which means the same 90-day return policy applies to these boots as the other hunting boots in our review. There are also discount codes available through this site, which may placate some buyers in lieu of a warranty.

Conclusion

If you want your hunting trips to be free of foot worries, the Under Armour UA Infil Ops GORE-TEX® hunting boot is a great boot to consider, along with the majority of Under Armour’s hunting boot collection. The UA Infil Ops may not be the best choice if you have a wide foot, but people with all foot types should try them on anyway to determine if width will be a deal breaker. If your foot is naturally on the narrow side, the UA Infil Ops will be your best bet. Based on our research, we believe the majority of avid hunters will likely be highly satisfied with Under Armour hunting boots.

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