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LaCrosse Men’s Alphaburly Pro 18 Hunting Boots Review

Greetings my fellow hunters and adventure enthusiasts. As a dedicated scribe of the hunting world and a loyal servant to Mother Nature’s untamed frontiers, I come before you today with feet firmly planted in experience—both literal and metaphorical. Let’s delve deep into the LaCrosse Men’s Alphaburly Pro 18″ Hunting Boots and discover whether these boots can truly hold their own when the trail turns tough.

Introducing the LaCrosse Alphaburly Pro 18″: A First Glance

LaCrosse Men’s Alphaburly Pro 18 Hunting Boots Review

A year ago, I added a fresh pair of “silent trackers” to my gear collection: the LaCrosse Alphaburly Pro 18”. But why these boots? My criteria were clear-cut: natural wear, waterproof reliability, an embrace of taller statures, and a seamless integration with my trusty lone wolf assault hand climber.

Did they pass the test of a full hunting season? I’m about to spill the beans on what I admired and where they fell short.

Natural Wear and the Building of Trust

Comfort right off the bat is an attribute I do not take lightly. Stepping into these boots was akin to reuniting with an old friend—no awkward breaks, just the ease of familiarity. Trekking through dense woods, these boots rendered themselves an extension of my being.

Waterproof Wonder, Ice Fishing, and Beyond

The Alphaburly Pros’ reputation preceded them. They repelled water like a duck’s back, standing tall against the elements. Venturing through streams that would have soaked lesser boots, my feet remained defiantly dry. Even on my ice-fishing expeditions, these boots proved their mettle, offering warmth where other footwear faltered. LaCrosse’s name holds water—it is a bastion of dryness amidst a deluge of doubt.

LaCrosse Men’s Alphaburly Pro 18 Hunting Boots Review

The Climber’s Companion

In the pursuit of elevated success, my lone wolf assault hand climber demands a perfect partner. The Alphaburly Pros did not miss a beat. Locked in and ascent-ready, they followed me up every tree with the grace of a mountain cat.

The Art of Adaptability

Now let’s converse on ingenuity. When the mercury plummets, ordinary boots would tremble. But the Alphaburly Pros? They let me roll their cuffs down to flick on the battery of my heated socks, silently and swiftly, conserving energy when unnecessary. And for swampy endeavors or navigating the aftermath of a successful hunt, folding them down kept my clothing blood-free and primed for the next pursuit.

Swift to Suit Up and Ship Out

Ease of access was another triumph; slipping in and out was a breeze, contrary to the woes of hunters with brawnier calves. Here, body compatibility factors in, and thankfully, my lower limbs sang in harmony with these guardians of my soles.

The Flipside: Not All Trails Are Smooth

Not every path is without its pebbles, and the Alphaburly Pros stumbled slightly on mine. Variance within the pair meant that my left foot enjoyed a tad more freedom than my right, resulting in a curious heel lift and its accompanying soundtrack of suction. Minor in discomfort, but marking a question in quality control.

More jarring was the premature wear on the patterns. A visual blemish that didn’t hinder performance but certainly gnawed at the aesthetics I value.

Would I Buy Another One?

Would I repeat the purchase, you ask? With a hunter’s heart and an honest tongue, I will say probably. Despite its flipside, the LaCrosse Men’s Alphaburly Pro 18 hunting boots fulfill my initial requirements, and that is enough to convince me to buy it again. 

The Conclusion of the Trail

In sum, the Alphaburly Pro 18″ by LaCrosse are dependable journeyman’s boots with flashes of brilliance, dimmed by a few unexpected shadows. But a hunter does not live by the boot alone – and though disappointed, I remain unbroken.


  • Comfortable right out of the box, no break-in needed.
  • Excellent waterproofing, great even for ice fishing.
  • Compatible with the lone wolf assault hand climber.
  • Ability to roll down for convenience and warmth management.
  • Easy on and off, even for hunters without larger calves.


  • Inconsistency in fit between the pair
  • Noticeable wear on the boot pattern too soon.
  • While versatile, they don’t excel exceptionally in any particular feature.

Gather ’round the campfire of comments, folks – share your takes, your agreements, and your dissent.

I may have closed the chapter on the Alphaburly Pros, but the story of hunting—with its gears, triumphs, and tribulations—is everlasting.

And remember, beyond the gear critiques and personal preferences, it’s the spirit of the sport, the commitment to conservation, and the community we build together that define the true essence of hunting. Happy hunting, my friends.

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