We designed our Guide Gear® Hovland Boots with FOUR layers of protection from cold and moisture, which comes in handy while clearing a path through the snow, navigating frozen terrain and making the journey to your ice fishing shack. Here in Minnesota, that's how we spend our winters. And that's why we named these Boots after the town of Hovland, MN, population 80, a tiny little community nestled within the Grand Portage State Forest on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Winter lasts 6 months there, but you'll never hear anyone complain. Because in Hovland, winter is more than a season. It's a chance to prove that no matter how cold it gets, hearty Minnesotans never let the weather keep them from enjoying the Great Outdoors.
More layers. More warmth. It's a simple theory, and it works. That's why we built our Hovland Boots with multiple layers of protection from the elements, starting with a 100% waterproof rubber shell and beefy, deep-lug rubber outsole. Next, we added a 8mm reflective wool frost barrier on top of the outsole to provide an extra layer of insulation between your feet and the frozen tundra. Finally, a thick, removable multi-layer wool-felt liner with reflective properties. Four layers. One seriously warm boot. How warm? These weather-beaters are comfort-rated to a teeth-chattering -58ºF.
It's not just exceptional warmth that makes Hovland Boots such a smart choice. These Boots are also tough customers, built to last with premium water-resistant leather uppers, steel shank and triple stitching where the upper meets the rubber shell. You're sure to be impressed - not only with the construction and performance - but also with the value. Similar boots cost $100 or more. That's where Guide Gear® Hovland Boots beat the competition - and the elements - hands down.