Columbia Men’s Bugaboot Plus III Omni Cold-Weather Boot


  • Comfort – 8/10
  • Stability – 7/10
  • Traction – 7/10
  • Durability – 6/10

If you are looking for a hiking shoe exclusively for the winter, we recommend the Bugaboot from Colombia.

This shoe is also only designed for snow-covered terrain. First, it will take some time for the bugaboot to collapse. We recommend walking (wearing these) a few kilometers before going on a hike.

The ankle shaft is quite high and prevents snow (or water) from entering. It also provides adequate support for your ankles. To keep your feet warm, the Bugaboot is supplied with 200 g insulation.

The outsole provides good traction, but you still need to be careful. (Beginners may need to run into some slip-up issues)

After all, the upper isn’t that durable and the harsh weather will affect the synthetic construction of the shoe.


  • Techlite lightweight midsole for long lasting comfort, superior cushioning, and high energy return
  • Ankle-high cold-weather boot with waterproof seam-sealed construction featuring Omni-Heat reflective lining with 200g insulation
  • Omni-Grip non-marking traction rubber outsole
  • Waterproof seam-sealed construction


  • Boots may develop damp at the base of the tongue in the rain

Bottom Line

Perfect for building snowmen, and also great for knocking them over and stomping into extra snowballs for the fight this action might start.