Introducing the Guide Gear® Shadow Ridge Hunting Boot, featuring zip-up convenience, 100% waterproof/breathable technology, 400-gram ThinsulateTM Insulation, and an ultra-light design that tips the scales at just 20 ounces. It's ruggedly built, but athletic and light, with an offset top zipper for guys who want to zip-in and head out the door. If you're a high-mileage hunter who likes to chase turkeys through the clover or spot-and-stalk antelope in the sage, these are ready to cover more ground. And thanks to the Guide Dry®-waterproof/breathable membrane, you can cover more ground comfortably.
We made some improvements over our original front-zip boot to make it a little more accommodating. First and foremost, we replaced the old zipper with a nicer YKK® zipper. You might have noticed that the Shadow Ridge's zipper isn't front-and-center…it's off-set, which makes it a little easier to zip up. A hook-and-loop leather tab secures the zipper in place and keeps the fit nice and snug. And because all the comfort and speed in world don't mean a thing if a boot can't take some abuse, we gave the Shadow Ridge a strategically-placed rand that covers the parts of the upper where boots are traditionally most prone to damage from rocks and sharp brush. Did we think of everything? Just about.
Guide Dry® waterproof/breathable technology is our top level of waterproof protection, and it’s a key ingredient in our Shadow Ridge Boots. How does it work? It’s simple. Water molecules are larger than vapor molecules. Guide Dry® features a special membrane with tiny pores that prevent larger water molecules from penetrating the exterior. Meanwhile, smaller vapor molecules are able to pass through, transferring body heat and sweat from the inside out. The result is 100% waterproof protection, without the stuffy feel of traditional waterproof material. It’s all about keeping you in your comfort zone longer, so you can take your adventure to the next level without worrying about the weather.