Updates to Oboz Bridger 10" Insulated BDry

  • 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.

Size and fit

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.

Outsole

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.

Midsole

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.

Upper

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.

Nice to know

  • 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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Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.