My personal favourites being coats and shoes. I’m pretty much sorted for any eventuality gear wise, but we won’t tell my husband that right? 😉
However when off on a geocaching adventure I often struggle to choose the right footwear.
A long walk requires comfort but often involving trails thick with mud and you finding yourself ankle deep in water.
The practicality of a welly boot is needed – but let’s face it, they aren’t fun to walk in for any great distance.
Recently however I discovered Bogs. Originally designed for agricultural use the range has recently flourished with the development of stylish yet practical outdoor footwear.
When I was offered the chance to try out the Crandall tall boots, well silly question- new boots? Yes please! Here’s the technical bit;
With a stretchy 3mm Neo-Tech waterproof insulation will keep you warm, while the BioGrip slip-resistant outsole topped with Rebound cushioning will let you race through even the messiest parts of your day with comfort and confidence.
The boots are 100% waterproof and with handles to allow them to be pulled on and off quickly and easily.
Lined with DuraFresh bio-technology that activates to fight odors, and Bogs Max-Wick moves sweat away from your foot to keep you dry.
I’m dubious by nature, so when these lovely, soft and fluffy boots arrived I wasn’t entirely convinced by the waterproof claim.
Maybe a casual stroll through a puddle or two to build up my confidence in them, or I could just go straight with a dog walk though a ford and really put them through their paces. 😉
So far, so good. Dry feet and legs.
Time to notch it up a gear, with fortunate timing I was on holiday and so had my eye on some geocaches, Cotswold style. One paticular cache being hidden in the stream at the ford. Wet feet an inevitable outcome, although hopefully not for me.
Check that for a look of concentration!
One thing I didn’t have to worry about however was wet feet and legs, they stayed dry and surprisingly warm.
I even managed to find the cache. Always a bonus.
With my return to dry land it was time to remove the boots and check the result.
My jeans were still dry, just one wet patch where the water had reached the height of the pull on handle. Impressive stuff.
Being insulated the boots keep you warm, and as we begin the gradual slide into autumn that’s something I can’t wait to further put to the test.
The insulation also helps to make them incredibly comfortable so much so that I ditched my glittery wellies in favour of the bogs on my recent festival trip and was pleasantly surprised by the compliments I received on them.
The Neo-tech upper with integrated pull on handles means the boots are really easy to put on and remove, even with my
cankles athletic calves.
It also eliminates that nasty chafing business associated with traditional welly boots. Plenty of that going on around me at the festival, my helpful contribution being; ‘You need some bogs.’ 😉
Size wise, my normal shoe size was spot on.
A great addition to my outdoor gear collection and an item that will genuinely get a lot of use as Autumn approaches, these boots certainly get a thumbs up from me.
For more info check out the Bogs Website
I was sent a pair of Bogs in order to review. As ever opinions are honest and my own.