Summary

We spent 5.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what hikers think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Most Oboz Bridger 7" Insulated BDry reviews say that this boot is warm enough to help them get through winter.
  • Hikers also love how supportive it feels around the ankle and the arch.
  • Many consider it a very comfortable winter boot.
  • Several wearers are impressed with the roomy toe box that promotes the foot's natural movement.
  • Some commend the sole tread of the Oboz Bridger 7" Insulated BDry hiking boot that works well on mud, rocks, and hard surfaces.
  • Many girls are in love with the chic style of this boot. 

1 reasons not to buy

  • It doesn't have much traction on soft, slippery snow. 

Bottom line

A stylish winter boot specifically designed for women, the Oboz Bridger 7" waterproof boot gets high marks for its toasty insulation, generous fit, and the good amount of support that it offers. It's truly a tough Oboz boot that does well in the streets and in the backcountry. The roomy toe box is a huge plus, especially for women with wide feet.

It's one of the top-rated winter boots and a great choice for women who want stylish, comfortable, and supportive footwear for their outdoor adventures.

Facts

Expert Reviews

80 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 85 / 100 | The Trek | | Level 1 expert

    They fit snugly without constricting, my feet stayed warm on every outing I’ve been on, they feel secure, protective, and are optimized for extended hikes in winter conditions.

  • 79 / 100 | OutdoorGearLab | | Level 1 expert

    While it is suited for cold backcountry adventures, it can certainly be used while walking the dog, shoveling snow and all the rest.

  • 75 / 100 | Ruths Blue Marble | Level 1 expert

    I’m really impressed with the overall construction of the boot. These boots are toasty and warm thanks to the insulated insole and the thick lugged sole.

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  • Designed to give you comfort in the cold winter days, the Oboz Bridger 7" Insulated BDry is equipped with 200g of 3M Thinsulate insulation, O FIT Insole Thermal footbed, and a winterized rubber sole so you can confidently hike or stroll around without getting your feet cold.
  • It has the Granite Peak Midsole with a TPU Chassis that prevents stone bruising without sacrificing flexibility. The single-density EVA foam also provides plush cushioning and the Granite Peak Outsole which is weather-specific delivers grip and traction in a variety of conditions.

At 7 inches high, this mid-top hiker provides plenty of protection and coverage. The Nubuck leather upper conforms to the foot for a snug fit and the roomy toe box means your toes can wiggle, bend, and stretch freely. This boot also features a lace-to-toe construction for a secure fit. The additional hooks on top let you adjust the tightness around the ankle differently from the toes.

The Granite Peak Outsole boasts of deep and varied lugs that bite into different terrain. This cold weather-specific outsole is made of winterized rubber for enhanced durability. The lugs are also multidirectional so you don't slip on smooth, icy surfaces, wet rocks, and more.

This winter boot from Oboz has a midsole made of EVA for lightweight cushioning. This is reinforced by a TPU Chassis that prevents stone bruising. Even with the integration of the chassis, this boot stays flexible enough to make hiking easier on the feet.

For more cushioning and support, the Bridger 7" comes with a proprietary insole that is built specifically for each pair of shoes, giving the wearer precise fit and comfort. This thermal insole features an insulated top sheet and a Mylar bottom sheet that reflects the heat back to the foot, keeping your toes warm and cozy.

A rugged yet stylish upper completes the Oboz Bridger 7" winter boot. It's made of Nubuck which is very durable and abrasion-resistant. Lining the interior is the BDry waterproof membrane. It also has the 3M Thinsulate insulation for keeping the foot dry without the added bulk. The secure lacing system locks in the heat while the wool-topped collar adds coziness and elevates the overall look and appeal of this winter boot.

Lastly, it features a rubber toe cap that protects your toes against rocks, roots and trail debris, and a molded heel kick that keeps mud and dirt away.

Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.

paul@runrepeat.com