Danner Pronghorn Hunting Boots Review
Editor Name: Ryan
Basic Description of Item: Rugged Waterproof Hunting Boots
Just the Facts:
- Full Grained leather upper
- Waterproof & Breathable – GoreTex fabric lined
- Rubber toe & heel cap protection
- · 4.4 pounds per pair
- Nylon Shank
I gone through a large number of hunting/hiking boots over the years as I burn a lot of boot leather in rugged terrain. Whether it’s hunting the desert sage flats for pronghorn, searching the high country for muleys or taking my scout troop on long backpacking trips, I spend a lot of time on my feet outdoors. I need a good pair of boots not only to keep my feet comfortable, but quality boots are essential to survive in various types of extreme weather I’ve encountered on occasion.
I have a few buddies that swear by the Danner Pronghorns. They say they can easily get 3 or more seasons of use out of the Pronghorns so I jumped at the change to give them a try. In the few months that I have had these boots, I have evaluated them in many different conditions. I have trudged thru knee deep crusty snow, plodded thru ankle deep mud, scrambled across steep shale hillsides & even put them thru a few dozen miles of desert sand & cactus. I will admit, they took a bit longer to break in than my Irish Setter Shadow Trek boots, but I can already tell they are more durable and will last longer, a trade off I’m willing to make.
Thru rain, snow, mud and even a few creek crossings, the Pronghorns have never allows a drop of water to reach my feet. That is critical when you’ve packed in several miles in the backcountry & the weather decides to drop a foot of snow on you, which has happened to me on several occasions. Having a non-waterproof boot may cost you a few toes. They are also relatively lightweight & provide great ankle support.
Overall I have been found these boots to be very good. They seem to have the key ingredients I look for in a boot: waterproof, lightweight, rugged, durable, & comfortable. At a retail price of $179, they are bit more pricey than what I typically wear, but if I can get an extra year they will be a better value overall. Everything considered they are a great hunting boot.
What they could do better:
– Less break in time would be nice
– I’d like a slightly more aggressive tread pattern
Danner Pronghorn hunting boot review
I love my Danner Pronghorns. I have had mine for 4 years now and they are still going strong. Very Comfortable and easy to get alone with. In each of those 4 years I would say a walked at least 75 miles in them. There is one think I can’t stress enough about with these type of boots and that is to treat the leather like you would your own skin. What I mean by this is to condition them as needed like you would if your skin on your hands was starting to crack.
I bought my first pair of pronghorn boots December 2013, I have worn these boots everyday and they are one of the best boots Ive ever owned period. I Spent 4 months hiking 5 to 10 miles aday in our mountains, thru water everyday, down paved roads, side walks and the only rest they got came from the 22k miles they traveled on my harley as my motorcycle boots! I ordered two more pair today! Plus these still have 6 months of life left not bad to hold up to my daily abuse year round. I payed $123.00 total last year and for that price there’s no other boot that comes close to this kind of performance!
Very disappointed in the Danner boot. Been wearing Danner boots for 20 plus years. Recently purchased 2 different styles and am very disappointed in both the quality of the boot as well as the customer service. Have a pair of pronghorn and the the sole came unglued from the boot. I wear these boots maybe 3 time a year. Both Product made in China. Not even a American made boot anymore. Customer service was no help or even consider a resole. Danner company doesn’t care about the quality or the consumer anymore. Very sad and unhappy
I really like the pronghorn hunting boot. Very upset that both soles of the boot came unglued and was shut down instintanly by customer service rep. After paying good money for a so called “quality ” boot?