Nike SFB vs Under Armour Jungle Rat Boot review

Check out the reviews and comparisons for the Nike SFB vs Under Armour Jungle Rat boot and you make the decision which one is best for your feet.

When it comes to rugged footwear for outdoor adventures, two heavyweight contenders stand out: the Nike SFB (Special Field Boot) and the Under Armour Jungle Rat. Both boots have gained popularity among outdoor enthusiasts, military personnel, and hikers for their durability, comfort, and performance. In this review, we’ll compare these two boots in terms of specifications, design, and overall performance to help you make an informed decision.

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Nike SFB:
Material: Leather and ballistic nylon upper
Weight: Approximately 20 ounces (per boot)
Height: 8 inches
Outsole: Vibram rubber with aggressive lugs
Closure: Lace-up with reinforced eyelets
Waterproof: No
Breathability: Good ventilation
Toe Protection: Reinforced toe cap
Colors Available: Coyote Brown, Black, Sage Green

Under Armour Jungle Rat:
Material: Suede and nylon upper
Weight: Approximately 16 ounces (per boot)
Height: 8 inches
Outsole: Rubber with aggressive treads
Closure: Lace-up with rustproof hardware
Waterproof: Yes (GORE-TEX membrane)
Breathability: Good ventilation
Toe Protection: Reinforced toe cap
Colors Available: Desert Sand, Sage, Black


Nike SFB:
The Nike SFB features a sleek and tactical design, with a combination of leather and ballistic nylon for durability.
It has a simple, minimalist aesthetic that appeals to those who prefer a clean look.
The Vibram outsole provides excellent traction on a variety of surfaces, making it suitable for both urban and outdoor environments.
Under Armour Jungle Rat:

The Under Armour Jungle Rat has a more rugged and earthy appearance, with suede and nylon materials that give it a classic military boot look.
The GORE-TEX membrane makes these boots waterproof, ensuring your feet stay dry in wet conditions.
The rubber outsole provides solid grip, especially in muddy or wet terrain.


Nike SFB:
The Nike SFB is known for its lightweight construction, making it comfortable for extended wear.
While it offers good durability and support, it is not waterproof, which may limit its usability in wet conditions.
Ideal for urban settings, light hiking, and military use.

Under Armour Jungle Rat:
The Jungle Rat shines in wet conditions, thanks to its waterproof GORE-TEX membrane, making it suitable for all-weather use.
These boots are slightly lighter than the Nike SFB, offering comfort without sacrificing durability.
Perfect for jungle environments, wet hikes, and military operations.

Nike SFB Review:
I have had these book and worn them non-stop for seven years straight. I wear these boats from sun up till bed time.

These are the best lite weight boot money can buy, Now, I will tell you the bottoms are made of a softer rubber material so they will were down quickly if you use them on concrete or asphalt as I do but the trade off is well worth it.

The Nike SFB Special Field Boots are super comfortable and I go through two pairs a year so for a 280 per year I never have to worry about my footwear and the comfort of my feet. And for all of us out there that are a true size 12.5 good luck with other boots. This boot comes in a 12.5!

Under Armour Jungle Rat Review:
I purchased these boots 6 months ago. Within the first month my boot laces broke. I’m not going to judge a pair of boots based on the laces but I did think that was odd. I work in an indoor environment walking on cement floors for 12+ hours a day, 4 days a week.

I’ve worn these boots everyday at work for the last 6 months. They are very lightweight and comfortable. However yesterday while tying my boots the top eyelet for the laces pulled right off the boot. Although frustrating, I was able to skip the top eyelet on the other side to match and just wrap the laces around my ankle once to get me through my shift.

I called Under Armour with crossed fingers hoping they honor their product. Yup! Without skipping a beat they apologized for the inconvenience, emailed me a return shipping label and will be mailing me a brand new pair of Under Armour Jungle Rat Boots. They informed me I am the first to report this problem so hopefully its just a fluke and yours will be fine. I maintain a 5 star rating for Under Armour’s customer service and lightweight comfort of these boots with its very reasonable price point.


In the battle of the boots, both the Nike SFB and Under Armour Jungle Rat have their strengths. The choice between them largely depends on your specific needs and preferences. If you prioritize lightweight comfort and a sleek design for urban and light outdoor use, the Nike SFB is an excellent choice. On the other hand, if you require waterproofing and plan to tackle wet terrain, the Under Armour Jungle Rat with its GORE-TEX membrane is a solid contender. Ultimately, both boots are reliable options, and your decision should be based on your intended activities and environmental conditions.

Question: What about the Under Armour Valsetz vs Rocky C4T boots? Or UA FNP boots vs nike fsb.

Answer: Both are great boots so I would find out first which one fits your foot the best. Check out the Under Armour Valsetz review here:

Question: I heard that the Navy was starting to use Nike boots at BUDS training in Coronado?

Answer: Yes; that is what we have also heard. When I was out there a few years back I saw a few candidates wearing and testing out these boots.

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