The more often you go hunting the clearer it becomes that your comfort in the field plays a huge part in your success or failure.

If you are cold, wet and miserable you are far less likely to shoot with the greatest possible degree of accuracy.

To reduce fatigue in the legs you need to consider a pair of lightweight hunting boots.

Your extremities are particularly sensitive to cold and wet conditions and in this case we’re talking about your toes.

If you aren’t wearing hunting boots that perform well in extreme conditions you are going to easily become distracted. This is going to affect your enjoyment and, ultimately, your performance.

On this page we are concentrating mainly on the weight of the hunting boots you wear with the understanding being that the weightier the boots, the quicker you will become tired.

But it is just as important that the lighter hunting boots that are available also meet the requirements of keeping your feet warm and dry in cold or wet conditions. Also that they allow you to cover rugged terrain without falling apart.

The weight quoted is for a pair of size 10 boots. 

The majority of these boots are suitable for wearing during the warmer early season hunting conditions.

Comparison List of the Lightest Hunting Boots For Men

Make / Model





8.5 - 13


2.2 lbs


8 - 13


2.2 lbs


7 - 14


2.4 lbs


7 - 15


2.79 lbs


7 - 16


2.9 lbs


6 - 16


2.9 lbs


9 - 16


3.6 lbs


7 - 14


3.7 lbs


7 - 14


3.8 lbs


8 - 14


4.2 lbs


Description of Lightweight Hunting Boots For Men

Having had a chance to browse through the selection of lightweight hunting boots we will take a look at a more detailed overview of each.

Each of these brief scope reviews aims to provide you with extra information about the scope that is not otherwise immediately apparent in the summary list such as special unique features.

It should also help you in working out which would prove to offer you the greatest value in terms of its effectiveness.

Under Armour Ridge Reaper Extreme Hunting Boots

Boot Features

  • 100% Gore-Tex lining
  • Ortholite Sockliner
  • EVA Midsole
  • ClutchFit Technology
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs

This is an extremely lightweight hunting boot that has been designed with the aim of paring out as much excess weight as possible.

They are made with a synthetic exterior that features the UA Scent Control technology to help stay undetected.

The waterproofing comes from a 100% Gore-Tex lining for breathability and then a molded Ortholite sockliner is added with a memory foam top and PU base. Rigidity that ensures sufficient arch support comes from a lightweight TPU shank. An EVA midsole gives good cushioning and shock absorption.

Protection of the exterior of the boots comes from TPU rand which runs the perimeter of the foot. The outsole is dual-density designed to achieve greater grip through harsh terrain.

The boots also feature ClutchFit technology which wraps the ankle with greater support. It is this area where some customers have found fault with the boots, finding them uncomfortably tight in this area with the tongue rubbing uncomfortably.

The weight of the boots is 2.2 lbs.

Find out more about the company and all of the products that are available by visiting the Under Armour website.

Crispi Crossover Pro Light GTX

Boot Features

  • Vibram MegaGrip Sole
  • Gore-Tex Extended Comfort
  • Uninsulated
  • Water repellent suede leather upper
  • CRISPI Air Mesh
  • Height: 6"
  • Weight: 1.1 lbs per boot

Focus is placed on the breathability of this leather boot, created to offer the hunter faced with a lot of walking a comfortable option.

The Crossover name of the boot comes from the single wrap tongue design using nylon stretch fabric. It ensures a more comfortable fit.

The shape of the upper is asymmetrical so that it matches the shape of the foot for added comfort.

The Vibram Megagrip sole combines with the shock-absorbing performance of the mid-sole for greater traction, stability and control.

This is a tough and durable lightweight boot. It has been triple-stitched and it has been give a polyurethane coating to offer protection from moisture.

Find out more about the company and the range of boots available, visit the Crispi Boots website.

Scarpa Zodiac Plus GTX

Boot Features

  • Gore-Tex lining
  • Sock-Fit DV interior
  • Suede leather exterior
  • Rubber Rand Toe Box
  • Vibram Outsole
  • EVA midsole
  • Weight: 2.6 lbs

This lightweight boot is designed for use in mountain terrain and is a low-profile boot that is both waterproof and breathable.

The interior starts with a Gore-Tex lining and then has a Sock-Fit DV construction to enclose the foot with a breathable water-resistant fabric to provide an enhanced fit.

The exterior is hard wearing, 1.8mm thick suede to withstand rough terrain without allowing jagged edges to penetrate.

The toe box is protected by rubber rand providing greater abrasion protection.

Comfort and support at the midsole is provided by flexible EVA and it is here that weight saving is made without compromising performance.

Find out more about the company by visiting the Scarpa website.

Muck Boot Pursuit Shadow Ankle Hunting Boots

Boot Features

  • Spandura Upper with Fleece Lining
  • Temperature Range: -20 to 50 degrees F
  • CR Flex-Foam
  • InScentable Scent Masking
  • EVA Rubber Soles
  • Height: 6.3”
  • Weight: 2.79 lbs 

The Shadow Ankle hunting boots from Muck Boots are the lightest hunting boots in the company’s popular Pursuit line.

They have been designed to provide the hunter with a supportive boot with plenty of comfort while also providing warmth in colder weather conditions.

The boots feature a Spandura Upper and have a warm fleece lining to make it suitable for wearing in temperatures ranging from -20 to 50 degrees F.

The boots have a built in sock liner and fully waterproof gusset to ensure the feet stay dry and comfortable when it is wet.

Movement is enhanced by the use of CR Flex-Foam in the construction and stealth features have been incorporated by the use of agion antimicrobial treatment and InScentable scent masking.

The midsole and outsole have been built with EVA rubber to provide grip in rough conditions while providing support and cushioning to the feet.

The boots have been built with the same field tough properties of the Mid and Tall styles but have been packed into a package that weighs only 2.79 lbs.

You would use these boots for long stalking in cooler to cold conditions.

Find out more about the company and all of the products that are available by visiting the Muck Boot website.

Danner Vital Hunting Boots

Boot Features

  • 900 Denier polyester uppers
  • 100% Waterproof Barrier
  • Plyolite midsole
  • Polyurethane Footbed
  • Non-insulated
  • Height: 8”
  • Weight: 2.9 lbs

The Vital boots from Danner are designed to give the hunter mobility with the light weight making it possible to move fast and silently over all types of terrain.

The boots feature abrasion-resistant leather and 900 Denier polyester uppers to make them durable without adding any unnecessary weight.

The midsole features lightweight Plyolite for comfort.

A mesh liner is layered over a waterproof membrane on the tongue to help with moisture and temperature regulation.

Also at the base of the boots is a polyurethane footbed to provide significant shock absorption and it has an extra layer of open cell construction to improve air circulation.

The outsoles feature multi-directional lugs to provide a great deal of grip over both rough and slippery surfaces.

The boots are advertised as weighing 47 ounces per pair which is just a fraction over 2.9 lbs.

Find out more about the company and all of the products that are available by visiting the Danner website.

Danner High Ground Hunting Boots

Boot Features

  • 100% waterproof
  • Abrasion-resistant leather
  • 900 Denier polyester upper
  • Gore-Tex Lining
  • EVA Cushioned Midsole
  • Height: 8”
  • Weight: 2.9 lbs

The High Ground hunting boot has been designed to be durable and enable the hunter to go for longer without experiencing foot fatigue. 

The boot is light and this enables stealth and speed while also maintaining other important factors such as waterproofing and breathability.

The non-insulated boots are made from oiled Nubuck and 900 Denier polyester uppers which makes them quicker to break in and get that softer comfortable feeling. This material also provides water resistance. 

Inside is a 100% waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex liner to keep the feet dry and comfortable.

The Danner Tanner outsole is a lightweight athletic choice for good performance in rough terrain.

The design of the boot’s footprint is on a last that has a tighter heel pocket and a wider toe box. It is a sleek and streamlined profile that is perfect for fast movement both on and off the trail.

The weight of these boots is only 2.9 lbs.

Find out more about the company and all of the products that are available by visiting the Danner website.

Scarpa Kinesis Pro GTX Hunting Boots

Boot Features

  • Gore-Tex Performance Comfort
  • Vibram outsole
  • Full Rubber Rand
  • Micro Pulley Hardware
  • Smoothout Leather Upper
  • Height: 8"
  • Weight: 3.6 lbs

These are quality Italian backpacking boots that boast uppers that are made from full-grain calfskin leather for very pleasing softness.

The interior has Gore-Tex liners to provide them with waterproofing and climate control. The moisture cannot get in but they will allow sweat to escape.

The boots are meant for wearing in colder climates and will keep you warm in temperatures down to -30 degrees.

Support and comfort are built into the midsole which uses a multi-layered system to help overcome the fatigue that might come from long days on your feet.

The outsole is designed to offer plenty of grip while supplying shock-absorbing capabilities thanks to the Vibram Biometric technology.

Added protection at the toes are provided by the addition of full rubber rand bumpers.

Find out more about the company and all of the products that are available by visiting the Scarpa website.

Kenetrek Hardscrabble Hiker Boots

Boot Features

  • Full Grain Leather Uppers
  • Windtex Membrane
  • Stiff Nylon Midsoles
  • K-Talon outsoles
  • Height: 7"
  • Weight: 3.7 lbs

The Hardscrabble Hiker is a tough hiking boot designed to handle the toughest peaks while providing incredible protection for the feet.

The full-grain leather uppers are 2.8 mm thick and comprise heavily padded collars for extra support for the ankles.

You'll be sure-footed underneath the boots with high traction K-Talon outsoles that ensure there will be no slipping as you move over uncertain terrain.

In the center there are stiff nylon midsoles for good support and a waterproof and breathable Windtex Membrane will help to keep the feet dry.

All of these features have been added to a pair of boots that still only weigh in at 3.7 lbs which is pretty incredible when you consider the protection they provide to the feet.

The boots are listed as hiking boots but will also serve the hunter extremely well.

The boots are available in either medium or narrow width and can also be bought in half sizes.

The only possible downside to the Hardscrabble might be the price tag, however when you consider the quality of the boot that you get for the price, it may well be money well spent.

Find out more about the company and the complete list of available products by visiting the Kenetrek Boots website.

Lowa Tibet GTX Trekking Boots

Boot Features

  • Gore-Tex Lining
  • Heinen Terracare Nubuck Leather Upper
  • DuraPU with SPS System
  • Vibram Masai Outsole
  • I-Lock Lacing Cam
  • Weight: 900g / boot

The primary purpose of the Tibet boots is for serious trekking while carrying loads over difficult terrain.

This is the pair of boots the hunter who will spend the day stalking or lugging gear around is going to appreciate.

The uppers are made from Nubuck Leather to provide plenty of protection from rocks, sticks, dust and grime.

The outsoles are Vibram Masai that will handle all types of terrain to ensure you remain sure-footed every step of the way.

Inside the boot is a Gore-Tex lining for waterproofing and breathable qualities that will add to the foot comfort index.

A nice added feature is the I-Lock lacing cam that serves to separate the tension of the laces between the ankle and the top of the foot. Yet another feature to provide added comfort to the feet.

This is another boot that has a premium price but it will last just about forever and continue to perform season after season making it a bargain in the long run.

Find out more about the company and the products available by visiting the Lowa Boots website.

Rocky Core Waterproof 800G Insulated Boots

Boot Features

  • 800G 3M Thinuslate Ultra Insulation
  • Rocky Waterproof Construction
  • Padded collar and tongue
  • Full-grain leather
  • 900 denier nylon
  • Height: 8 inches
  • Weight: 4.2 lbs

This is an unusual type of boot because not only is it very lightweight, it makes our list after all, but it also provides plenty of insulation and it is also waterproof.

The insulation comes courtesy of the 800 grams of 3M Thinsulate Ultra Insulation.

The upper section of the boots are made from a combination of 900-denier nylon along with the durability of full-grain leather.

The Rocky waterproofing means that the boots have the highest level of waterproofing that is used on Rocky boots.

The boots have removable EVA insoles and provide significant grip through the aggressive rubber outsoles.

According to the company the boots are suited for use by hunters, hikers or for anyone working outdoors.

All of the features designed to keep the feet comfortable and dry have been added without also adding any bulk to the boot construction and design.

Find out about the company and the other products in the range by visiting the Rocky Boots website.

As has already been alluded to right at the top, a good pair of hunting boots need to be more than simply lightweight.

They must be durable enough to survive the harsh conditions they will inevitably be exposed to.

They must offer secure footing over rough terrain and they need to provide some level of waterproofing.

If you're going to be doing some hunting in more harsh conditions, particularly if it's going to be cold and wet, you might want to take a look at our selection of warm rubber hunting boots.

Fortunately, the majority of the top level boot manufacturers build these types of qualities in as a matter of course.

There are varying degrees to which these features are included and this is where you, as the customer, need to determine what are the most important factors for buying a pair of boots.

When it comes to boots that allow quick and agile movement in a wide range of conditions, weight is a very important factor and that is a great starting point to buying high quality and good performing boots.

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