Columbia Men’s Bugaboot™ – Gear Review

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boots The Columbia Men’s Bugaboot boot was given to a few of the #omniten guys to test out during the #omnigames. I was one of the lucky guys who got a pair. A very comfortable medium weight super warm water proof boot.

We were told by Columbia that we would be given a pair of boots but I honestly had no idea which ones we would be getting. I had done some research before the #omnigames to see what was out there. I was honestly rather skeptical about a “lifestyle” company who also makes boots. I will say that I am very particular about boots mostly because I have found more that I do not like wearing than I do like to wear. I have owned several pair of Columbia shoes like the Conspiracy and the Master of Faster. Both of which are comfortable and fit great.

I wore the Bugaboots pretty much non stop through the entire #omnigames. During the two full days of  events I never felt any discomfort, pain, or found blisters. I  was a little worried about breaking in a new pair of boots while needing to wear them all the time. I had taken several pair of wool socks in various thicknesses and chose the lightest pair. I was afraid with the built in Omni-Heat my feet would overheat.  My feet did not overheat and instead the boots kept my feet warm while venting when needed.

The Specs


  • Waterproof oil full grain leather shell
  • Waterproof waxed canvas
  • Omni-Heat thermal reflective liner and 100 grams insulation
  • Top hook metal hardware
  • Omni-Grip high traction rubber
  • Full length Techlite midsole for comfort and cushioning
  • Waterproof bootie construction
  • Weight: size 9, ½ pair = 23.2 oz/657.71g
  • Imported


  • UPPER – Waterproof oil full grain leather mixed with waterproof waxed canvas
  • LINING – Omni-Heat Thermal Reflective
  • INSULATION -100 grams Omni-Heat technology
  • MIDSOLE – Techlite
  • OMNI-GRIP OUTSOLE – High traction rubber

Cost: $75 – $150

To Learn more about the Bugaboot and other boots by Columbia check out their website.

I am very pleased with these boots and I am excited to spend more time in them in the coming winter adventures.

Full Disclosure: Columbia Men’s Bugaboot used in this review was provided to me by Columbia Sportswear as part of the #omniten #omnigames  at no charge.  This did not influence my review in any way.  The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own and were not guided in any manor.

Adam Nutting relishes being an avid backpacker, hiker, and all-around adventure junkie. While he currently spends his time hiking in the backcountry of southern Arizona, he grew up in Missouri, where he was naturally inclined to spend as much time as he could outdoors. Adam’s passion for the outdoors grew as he climbed the ranks of the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts, eventually attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

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