I have tried a wide range of Danner boots, bates, Blackhawk, magnum, and probably some others. Some of them have been pretty good boots, but these are the best. They are the lightest, most comfortable, driest (actually waterproof), easy on easy off, quick break in, great traction on ice, and durable boots I have ever had. They are a 5 star in every category. I wish UA would make an insulated version for the cold nights here in MN, but that's my only recommendation about these speed freeks. Best duty I have encountered.