Danner Boots vs Bates Boots

Danner boots are USA crafted in Portland Oregon.

These boots are ideal for rugged all-terrain and built with nothing but the best materials that can stand the test of time and abuse.

Many of the military branches use these boots to get their forces in the right spot with the right gear.

Video – Danner® RAT Temperate Military Boots Review

Check out the Bates 8 Inches Tropical SEAL’s Durashock Boot @ Amazon.com

Bates 922 Boot Review

The Bates 922 boot gets a lot of publicity as it was the go to boot for Navy SEAL training candidates at BUD/S.  These boots are relatively inexpensive and break in easy – and they drain well.  What is not to like about them?

Bates 922 boot review

If you’re looking for a durable, comfortable, boot, look no further than the Bates Tropical Seals. I have owned these for 5 years and worn them for work as a DOD contractor and Law Enforcement Officer. We have the same boot when I was in the US Marine Corps, but in a desert suede which are equally incredible. I was stationed at 29 Palms and these boots do great in a desert environment.

Video – Bates 922 Boot Review

Check out the Danner Tachyon 8” GTX Duty Boot @ Amazon.com

Danner® RAT Temperate Military Boots Review
The first pair of Danners I put on I was impressed with. As much as I was impressed with that first pair over other boots, I am that much impressed with this pair over those. I’ve read reviews where people said “no break in” before, and thought people were exaggerating. I put my foot in these boots, and I could flex my foot in in direction: forward, backward, right, left and they boot just moved with my foot with no discomfort. I could bend down and flex the toe and the supple leather in both the toe and the back of the boot just flexed perfectly with my movement. These are amazing. I tied them as tight as I would a pair of boots a year old and they just moved with my foot perfectly. I can’t emphasis enough how there was absolutely no break in with these boots.

Video – Danner® RAT Temperate Military Boots Review

Check out Danner Men’s Desert TFX Rough-Out Hot Military Boot

danner vs batesFrom foot patrols in dry rocky terrain to a beat in the city, these boots never let me down. 12-18 days on foot and anyone’s feet will hurt, but these made it better than any other boots I’ve owned. The sole is more of a urban tactical sole than a combat boot. It’s forward oriented tread makes running on hard surfaces easier than with a more traditional blocky combat sole.

These are the boots the Navy Seals are issued in training. And as I mentioned, the Marine Corps is using the same boot in a rough-out tan. They’re that good. After 5 years of hard use, my soles are just starting to show some wear.

The Bates Boots are a great overall training boot as it protects the foot while draining easily when getting in and out of the water. The Dura-Shock sole also helps on long runs and continual pounding running to the chow hall and obstacle course.

Danner® RAT Temperate Military Boots Review by William
Not to be redundant, echoing the sentiments of other reviewers…but, truly the best all around boot going. Very comfortable, little to no break in time. The only negative I foresee in regards to these boots is their appearance; they’re beautiful! I’m going to have to muster up the courage at some point, to actually wear these for their intended purpose (heavy field work).

More Info – Danner® RAT Temperate Military Boots Review
The RAT represents the toughest boot components in the world – all stitched together to create one ultra-rugged war boot. 1000 Denier nylon, full-grain nubuc, and reinforced leather overlays create a fortress of protection and support. Underneath, you’ll find Vibram® 360 outsoles with Dri Ice for unrivaled flexibility and traction in frigid condition. There’s nothing the RAT can’t handle.

Danner® RAT Temperate Military Boots Details
Boot Features
Made in the USA and Berry Compliant
100% waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® liner is engineered to keep your feet dry and comfortable – even in extreme conditions
Durable full-grain leather topped with a breathable and tear resistant 1000 Denier nylon upper.

Questions from our readers.

Question: What about danner reckoning vs bates lites?

Answer: Both are great footwear so I would look first at which one fits your foot the best.

Question: What about a review for the Bates combat hiker temperate? Check out the reviews for the Bates 8″ Army Temperate Weather Boot here

Question: Have you compared the danner reckoning vs bates lites? We are working on a review for those boots now.

Question: How about a comparison of Merrell Sawtooth boots?

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