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