LaCrosse Alphaburly Pro Insulated
1600g Thinsulate Ultra
LaCrosse Alphaburly Pro Insulated Details
- 5.5 lbs per pair
- Height: 18"
- Insulation: 3.5mm Neoprene, 1600g Thinsulate Ultra
- Traction: best for mud, snow
- Nylon shank
- Waterproof lining
- Plain toe protection
How It's Built
- Material: 5mm Neoprene
- Cut: Accessory
- Primary Uses:
- Tree Stand
Where to Use
- Temperature Ranges:
- Below 20F
- 20F - 45F
The sizing is right on so buy a size bigger if you plan to wear thicker socks. Pretty durable boot. As with any rubber boot they do not breathe so only time I’ve had cold feet was due to long hike before sit. A bit too stiff and bulky for saddle hunting IMO.
I am in love with these boots! The weather has turned in VA and my feet usually freeze! Not this time. I was nice and toasty with these and all my First Lite gear! I wear a 7.5 in womens shoes and got a 5 fits perfectly!
Overall a very solid set of boots. Have done a few all day sits in Michigan from a saddle. As long as you wear a solid pair of socks your feet will be warm. I typically wear 10.5 but purchased 11. Looking forward to taking these on the hard water.
Well made boot that is surprisingly comfortable and very warm. The temperature range is accurate, I've worn them in low 20's temperatures with just a thick wool sock underneath (no hand warmers jammed into the toe box like I've had to do in the past) and my feet always stayed comfortable. They're actually pretty decent for walking. I've walked up to 2 miles one way in them and felt great, no soreness or fatigue from the weight of the boots. They do run small so definitely go up a size and even then they can be tough to get on but once they're on they fit great.
Im new to hunting but a lifelong angler, including ice fishing. Ive had a lot of -20 (C) days of long sits on the ice and in my boat hunting muskies for 6,7 hours a day in freezing temps. Was out in zero degrees (celsius) the other day for half a day and my feet did not get cold. My boat is single console so no enclosure or heat. These boots are so warm I was almost too warm for the first 4 hours or so if thats even possible. By the end of around 6 hours my feet felt normal. Never cold. I just have never had boots like this before, and Ive gone through several including other Lacrosse models. These stand out/are exceptional. Super warm. Im a size 10 but ordered an 11 so I can have room to generate and retain heat and wiggle toes. Paired with a single layer of merino socks, these boots are unbeatable.
We had some below freezing days in October this year and my feet tend to get cold quickly in the stand. These kept me warm, and were surprisingly comfortable to walk in, considering the insulation bulk. I usually wear a size 12 shoe, and got a 13 in this to have room for thicker socks and the fit is spot on.
With wool socks my feet are still frozen and it's not even 32⁰
My toes are numb. Other than that they are great, just not for cold weather.
I have a pair of 8-10 year old 800g insulated knee highs that have since out lasted THREE pairs of newer LaCrosse's. Trying to not get my hopes up on this new pair. A typical day in the woods is anywhere from 1.5-4 miles, typical North Eastern mixed forests with lots of hills and swamps. These new boots maybe have twenty days on them and the exterior is already pretty scratched up, they look a lot more than one month old, in fact they are starting to look like the pair I got 8-10 years ago. The strap and buckle works great as always but I've found this pair to be ENORMOUS. I wear a size 8, these fit like an easy 10-10.5. I've put in an extra boot sole from my Keens and it's still roomy. I realize the insole the LaCrosse's come with is paper thin and offers zero support. IMO this is an easy area for upgrade that I can DIY but surely the best hunting boot company in the world toting these boots get tested on 3000 miles can update the insole. Not to mention I find the heel section of the liner wears out within a year (is the roomy interior the catalyst?) and we wear these boots for a good portion of the cold months.
Overall, the exterior print is wearing away fast, I'll probably only be buying solid green boots going forward. Insulation seems to be working, I've been walking around in puddles for a month. Will buy and recommend, they just need to improve a few things.