Verdict from 3 experts and 100+ user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • According to most owners, they liked how the Bridger 10” Insulated BDry kept their foot warm in freezing temperatures.
  • The cozy feel of this winter hiking boot was appreciated by the majority.
  • Several online buyers were surprised with its lightness considering its tall build.
  • The minimal-to-no break-in period of this Oboz footgear delighted some wearers.
  • A few users commended its sticky outsole.
  • An outdoor enthusiast praised the ankle support of the Oboz Bridger 10" Insulated BDry. He attributed it to the high-cut design of the boot.
  • A handful of customers declared that they loved its fit.

1 reason not to buy

  • A very small portion of verified purchasers mentioned that it runs a bit small.

Bottom line

This high-top boot from Oboz's Bridger collection has proven its readiness for cold winter hikes. Those who primarily seek comfort and warmth on their outdoor ventures will surely enjoy its confines. It was also complimented for its low weight and supportive build. It, however, loses points for running small. Nevertheless, with these satisfying features of the Bridger 10” Insulated BDry, sizing up won’t be an issue.

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Good to know

  • Oboz crafted the Bridger 10” Insulated BDry as a sturdy winter hiking boot ready for outdoor obstacles. Its leather upper comes with the BDry membrane and 3M Thinsulate which render water protection and insulation, respectively.
  • An EVA midsole takes care of the cushioning while a TPU Chassis and nylon shank yield support and stability. The boot’s Granite Peak outsole makes it adherent to various ground conditions.

The Oboz Bridger 10" Insulated BDry is a true-to-size men’s-only winter hiking boot. It is available in regular sizes. The brand indicated that its heel area is narrower than the forefoot region. The snug-fitting rearfoot prevents heel slippage while the generous room in the toe box allows toe splaying and accommodates a foot wearing a thick sock. Additionally, its lace-up closure permits customization of overall fit and volume.

This Oboz high-top winter hiking boot uses the Granite Peak outsole with winterized rubber. Its specialized compound is optimized to perform in icy conditions. The deep troughs aids in the mud-shedding ability of the sole. The aggressive lugs bite on to various ground surfaces.

The Bridger 10” Insulated BDry from Oboz carries a single-density EVA midsole. This lightweight material cushions each step. Also, it houses a TPU chassis and nylon shank which renders torsional stability. These two elements prevent accidental twisting of the foot.

The trademarked O Fit Insole Thermal aims to boost underfoot comfort. It has a felt wool top layer and a mylar base which helps retain heat. The varying EVA densities used in this footbed aim to amplify comfort, support, and cushioning.

This high-cut winter hiking boot wears an all-nubuck leather upper. It employs the BDry membrane which combines hydrophobic materials, a tape-sealed polyurethane (PU) bootie, and a moisture-wicking lining. These three components keep the foot safe against water intrusion. For optimal heat retention, it is incorporated with 400 g 3M Thinsulate.

The Bridger 10” Insulated BDry’s molded rubber toe and heel caps provide extra protection on the trails. For its closure system, it uses combination eyelets (which includes webbing and metal hooks and loops) and a round lace. The extra piece of D-ring near the toe area serves as a gaiter attachment point. It is designed a pull loop at the back of the boot to facilitate on and off.

  • The outsole of this hiking boot features the Granite Peak map which is the highest peak in Montana.
  • This product has a non-insulated, mid-top variation: the Oboz Bridger Mid BDry.


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