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Richard Forbes

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From a small town in Southeastern PA, Richard moved west as soon as he could. He's lived all over the US and is currently falling in love with the Pacific Northwest. He spends his free time reading trip reports, training and planning for the next trip, whether that be packrafting in Texas, backpacking in Colorado, or closer-to-home cragging at Index (near Seattle). He's also spent over two years working on farms (around the world) without rain boots, and now, after this test realizes how much more pleasant his time on said farms could have been should he have just bitten the bullet and bought them. For incomprehensible reasons, he bought chaps instead…

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Best Rain Boots of 2022

Best Rain Boots of 2022

You shouldn’t have to worry about your feet when the bad weather rolls in. Our testers put 13 high-quality rain boots through the proverbial wringer (though they actually got wetter...
Baffin Enduro
Best Buy

Baffin Enduro

This boot is a classic - simple construction, waterproof up to the calf, surprising comfort, and great traction. With a very fair price for all you get, this is a clear Best Buy winner in...
LL Bean 8" Gore-Tex/Thinsulate
Top Pick

LL Bean 8" Gore-Tex/Thinsulate

These classic duckboots are the perfect combination of durable good looks and work-ready construction. We'd be happy to wear these no matter how bad the weather gets.
How to Choose Rain Boots

How to Choose Rain Boots

For anyone living in a rainy climate (and even those who don't), rain boots are a key piece of your footwear arsenal. Dry feet are happy feet.
Sorel Madson II Moc Toe

Sorel Madson II Moc Toe

These low-top stylish boots are a great companion on all your city adventures. Lightweight and comfortable, they don't have a very high flood height, but if you steer clear of big puddles...
The Original Muck Boot Company Wetland

The Original Muck Boot Company Wetland

These burly boots are impressively protective, insulated, and comfortable during long days. If you need something tall and ready to work, this is a great choice.
XTRATUF 6" Ankle Deck Boot

XTRATUF 6" Ankle Deck Boot

You should consider these boots only if you're in love with their looks, because they don't back their looks up with much substance.
Blundstone Thermal Chelsea
Top Pick

Blundstone Thermal Chelsea

These lightweight and classy boots can do it all. If you're on the hunt for a stylish boot that can also handle the elements, this is an impressive and durable choice.
Sperry Saltwater Duck Nylon

Sperry Saltwater Duck Nylon

If you like the looks of these boots, go for them, but don't expect them to keep your feet dry in wet weather.
Bogs Classic Ultra High

Bogs Classic Ultra High

When we're leaving the house in wet or cold weather, this is a very comfortable boot - easy to slip into and shockingly comfortable.
Sorel Madson Moc Toe

Sorel Madson Moc Toe

These boots are comfortable and stylish enough to wear no matter what the occasion, and we were impressed by their traction and good fit.
Hunter Original Tall

Hunter Original Tall

Hunter boots were founded in the beginning days of rain boots in the 1850s and feature impressive construction and unique styling.
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