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TINGLEY BOOTS WITH YODER SUPER CHAPS - REVIEWS

JAYBO

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Considering buying a pair and wanted to get some input / feedback on pros and cons.

I have heard they are super light, but are people using comfort insoles and are they idea for climbing with sticks or WE steps. I plan on hunting in the swamp this year and during scouting, I have had water over my boots. Makes for a long day with wet feet.
 

Tapeworm

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Nutter had a good review
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Allegheny Tom

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I just got my 2nd pair of Tingley boots. I wore out the 1st pair and since I liked them so much that I bought another pair. I have not done the Yoder chap mod.
Tingley are like anti gravity boots. It hard to fathom just how light they are.
They do have a couple down sides. IMO, they definitely need better insoles. I use Super Feet in mine and they help quite a bit. But even with Super Feet, the soles are too soft to spend much time on bolts, steps, or ROS. They are fine for a platform.
The tread is a little anemic, too. They aren't good in snow or other slick surfaces.
 

JAYBO

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I was about 99% sold before watching nutter's review. But now, I'm 110% sold.
Freakin awesome sauce. Please forgive my ignorance. I should have started with YouTube.
 

JAYBO

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I just got my 2nd pair of Tingley boots. I wore out the 1st pair and since I liked them so much that I bought another pair. I have not done the Yoder chap mod.
Tingley are like anti gravity boots. It hard to fathom just how light they are.
They do have a couple down sides. IMO, they definitely need better insoles. I use Super Feet in mine and they help quite a bit. But even with Super Feet, the soles are too soft to spend much time on bolts, steps, or ROS. They are fine for a platform.
The tread is a little anemic, too. They aren't good in snow or other slick surfaces.
Thanks for the additional info on comfort. It's good to know. Greatly appreciated
 

Allegheny Tom

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I already own a pair of these boot chains. I wonder if they would improve the traction of Tingleys. I have worn the chains in the woods on a pair of Lacrosse boots. They helped a lot. I should try them on my Tingley. I forgot I had these chains...haven't needed them for a few years.
 

LoadedLimbs

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Considering buying a pair and wanted to get some input / feedback on pros and cons.

I have heard they are super light, but are people using comfort insoles and are they idea for climbing with sticks or WE steps. I plan on hunting in the swamp this year and during scouting, I have had water over my boots. Makes for a long day with wet feet.
@JAYBO - I ordered a pair of Tingley boots with the Yoder's Superchap mod from the source that @Nutterbuster mentioned in his YouTube video on them. (Nutter said he went with the Tingley boots and the lightweight Yoder's chaps ... I went with the Tingley boots and the Yoder's "Superchaps" because they are supposed to be briar proof ... and it turns out that they're still really light and compactable (is that a word?) The order arrived pretty fast - I think it was in less than 10 days. Well today was my first day wearing them. Bottom line up front - you will not be disappointed - if you have not already done so, just buy them! In my opinion, from a UTILITY and VALUE standpoint, they are the best piece of gear that I've ever added to my deer hunting kit. @Allegheny Tom is right - the Tingley's feel like helium boots compared to my other rubber hunting boots. One more thing - I DID replace the cheap insoles with Dr. Scholl's custom orthotics insoles - they give much better cushioning to my heels and much better arch support than the cheap insoles that come with the Tingley's boots.

Now for the details of why I'm so satisfied with the boot/chap combo...

It was a misty day of light rain in central CT today, and I went out for the entire afternoon for post-season scouting in a swampy area that I've never been able to scout before because I didn't have waders or the right equipment. I'm happy to report that I was able to venture everywhere in that swamp, and the boot/chap combo never leaked - not a single drop of water got into my boots. The chaps have a short nylon webbing strap with a plastic side-release buckle (SRB). It's located on the hip-side of each chap, and you loop it over your belt with the SRB to hold the chap securely "up" while walking. You know that disconcerting feeling when you step into deep muck with your rubber boot and you feel the muck trying to pull your boot off when you lift your foot? Well the chap "hold-up" straps that are connected to your belt keep your boot on your foot when you lift it, even if the suction from the muck is really hard. No more worries!

By the way, the swamp I scouted was loaded with whitetail sign! (I jumped 3 large whitetails about 1/2 way into the swamp, I think 1 or 2 of them may have been bucks because of their large size, but with all the antlers having been shed by now, I can't be sure.) So where did they go? Just like when I'm actually hunting ... those deer took an escape route through the deepest part of the swamp (they made quite a splash doing it) and then went up into the mountain laurel on the hill on the other side.) Previously, with my 18" Lacrosse Alphaburly Pro rubber boots, I never would have ventured far enough out into the swamp to even find / jump those deer. Today, I was able to find them in their swampy beds and follow their escape route across the deep part of that swamp. (I was up over my knees in water, but my feet were warm and dry!) I headed up into the laurel-covered hillside and jumped them again unintentionally ... in what turned out to be an area that had THE MOST ACTIVE DEER SIGN in any of the areas I've scouted so far this post-season. I found multiple scrapes, rubs, fresh droppings galore ... all because I wasn't inhibited about stepping into the deeper parts of that swamp.

So the main benefit I'm seeing after just one day scouting with them, is that it expands my horizons and lets me go where most hunters just won't. (Wouldn't ya know it, that's where the deer are!) Anyway ... the Tingley/Yoder combo definitely upped my game and will be invaluable to me in the 2020 season!
 
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JAYBO

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@JAYBO - I ordered a pair of Tingley boots with the Yoder's Superchap mod from the source that @Nutterbuster mentioned in his YouTube video on them. (Nutter said he went with the Tingley boots and the lightweight Yoder's chaps ... I went with the Tingley boots and the Yoder's "Superchaps" because they are supposed to be briar proof ... and it turns out that they're still really light and compactable (is that a word?) The order arrived pretty fast - I think it was in less than 10 days. Well today was my first day wearing them. Bottom line up front - you will not be disappointed - if you have not already done so, just buy them! In my opinion, from a UTILITY and VALUE standpoint, they are the best piece of gear that I've ever added to my deer hunting kit. @Allegheny Tom is right - the Tingley's feel like helium boots compared to my other rubber hunting boots. One more thing - I DID replace the cheap insoles with Dr. Scholl's custom orthotics insoles - they give much better cushioning to my heels and much better arch support than the cheap insoles that come with the Tingley's boots.

Now for the details of why I'm so satisfied with the boot/chap combo...

It was a misty day of light rain in central CT today, and I went out for the entire afternoon for post-season scouting in a swampy area that I've never been able to scout before because I didn't have waders or the right equipment. I'm happy to report that I was able to venture everywhere in that swamp, and the boot/chap combo never leaked - not a single drop of water got into my boots. The chaps have a short nylon webbing strap with a plastic side-release buckle (SRB). It's located on the hip-side of each chap, and you loop it over your belt with the SRB to hold the chap securely "up" while walking. You know that disconcerting feeling when you step into deep muck with your rubber boot and you feel the muck trying to pull your boot off when you lift your foot? Well the chap "hold-up" straps that are connected to your belt keep your boot on your foot when you lift it, even if the suction from the muck is really hard. No more worries!

By the way, the swamp I scouted was loaded with whitetail sign! (I jumped 3 large whitetails about 1/2 way into the swamp, I think 1 or 2 of them may have been bucks because of their large size, but with all the antlers having been shed by now, I can't be sure.) So where did they go? Just like when I'm actually hunting ... those deer took an escape route through the deepest part of the swamp (they made quite a splash doing it) and then went up into the mountain laurel on the hill on the other side.) Previously, with my 18" Lacrosse Alphaburly Pro rubber boots, I never would have ventured far enough out into the swamp to even find / jump those deer. Today, I was able to find them in their swampy beds and follow their escape route across the deep part of that swamp. (I was up over my knees in water, but my feet were warm and dry!) I headed up into the laurel-covered hillside and jumped them again unintentionally ... in what turned out to be an area that had THE MOST ACTIVE DEER SIGN in any of the areas I've scouted so far this post-season. I found multiple scrapes, rubs, fresh droppings galore ... all because I wasn't inhibited about stepping into the deeper parts of that swamp.

So the main benefit I'm seeing after just one day scouting with them, is that it expands my horizons and lets me go where most hunters just won't. (Wouldn't ya know it, that's where the deer are!) Anyway ... the Tingley/Yoder combo definitely upped my game and will be invaluable to me in the 2020 season!
Thanks for sharing your experience and I really appreciate the in-depth review.

Thanks again and good luck this season.
 

Tapeworm

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@JAYBO - I ordered a pair of Tingley boots with the Yoder's Superchap mod from the source that @Nutterbuster mentioned in his YouTube video on them. (Nutter said he went with the Tingley boots and the lightweight Yoder's chaps ... I went with the Tingley boots and the Yoder's "Superchaps" because they are supposed to be briar proof ... and it turns out that they're still really light and compactable (is that a word?) The order arrived pretty fast - I think it was in less than 10 days. Well today was my first day wearing them. Bottom line up front - you will not be disappointed - if you have not already done so, just buy them! In my opinion, from a UTILITY and VALUE standpoint, they are the best piece of gear that I've ever added to my deer hunting kit. @Allegheny Tom is right - the Tingley's feel like helium boots compared to my other rubber hunting boots. One more thing - I DID replace the cheap insoles with Dr. Scholl's custom orthotics insoles - they give much better cushioning to my heels and much better arch support than the cheap insoles that come with the Tingley's boots.

Now for the details of why I'm so satisfied with the boot/chap combo...

It was a misty day of light rain in central CT today, and I went out for the entire afternoon for post-season scouting in a swampy area that I've never been able to scout before because I didn't have waders or the right equipment. I'm happy to report that I was able to venture everywhere in that swamp, and the boot/chap combo never leaked - not a single drop of water got into my boots. The chaps have a short nylon webbing strap with a plastic side-release buckle (SRB). It's located on the hip-side of each chap, and you loop it over your belt with the SRB to hold the chap securely "up" while walking. You know that disconcerting feeling when you step into deep muck with your rubber boot and you feel the muck trying to pull your boot off when you lift your foot? Well the chap "hold-up" straps that are connected to your belt keep your boot on your foot when you lift it, even if the suction from the muck is really hard. No more worries!

By the way, the swamp I scouted was loaded with whitetail sign! (I jumped 3 large whitetails about 1/2 way into the swamp, I think 1 or 2 of them may have been bucks because of their large size, but with all the antlers having been shed by now, I can't be sure.) So where did they go? Just like when I'm actually hunting ... those deer took an escape route through the deepest part of the swamp (they made quite a splash doing it) and then went up into the mountain laurel on the hill on the other side.) Previously, with my 18" Lacrosse Alphaburly Pro rubber boots, I never would have ventured far enough out into the swamp to even find / jump those deer. Today, I was able to find them in their swampy beds and follow their escape route across the deep part of that swamp. (I was up over my knees in water, but my feet were warm and dry!) I headed up into the laurel-covered hillside and jumped them again unintentionally ... in what turned out to be an area that had THE MOST ACTIVE DEER SIGN in any of the areas I've scouted so far this post-season. I found multiple scrapes, rubs, fresh droppings galore ... all because I wasn't inhibited about stepping into the deeper parts of that swamp.

So the main benefit I'm seeing after just one day scouting with them, is that it expands my horizons and lets me go where most hunters just won't. (Wouldn't ya know it, that's where the deer are!) Anyway ... the Tingley/Yoder combo definitely upped my game and will be invaluable to me in the 2020 season!
I’m debating the lightweight chaps and the super chaps

Damn I might have to just buy both and keep what I like best

Or maybe alternate


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MattMan81

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Have you guys tried these with this other boot? The Yoder cougar? Looks like more of a fitted boot than the tingleys. But probably are a little heavier. Want to order some. I like these boots, but worried about the life of the rubber. Chaps will hold up, but the boots might end up leaking from cheap rubber.

 
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