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Need opinion: Muck Boot vs Alpha burly

Unread postby futuredoc » Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:41 am

Put a hole in my LaCross's this past season and need a new pair of boots. I've heard nothing but good things about Muck boots, but I also heard that the neopreme(spelling?) lining on the upper part of the boot is not "scent proof" or at least as scent proof as rubber. You guys know anything about this? Also anyone tried both and have a preference?

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Re: Need opinion: Muck Boot vs Alpha burly

Unread postby blackwolf » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:26 am

I prefer the Alpha Burly Lite with zipper. Best pair I have had yet. Had Mucks before but even though very comfy, the lining tended to hold odor more.
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Re: Need opinion: Muck Boot vs Alpha burly

Unread postby Casper » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:59 am

Nothing is completely scent free. That being said I would go with Muck because they are so much more comfortable. And btw... I own a pair of Alpha Burlys
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Re: Need opinion: Muck Boot vs Alpha burly

Unread postby chadhaucke » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:51 am

I have the alpha burly and love them. Been using LaCrosse for ever.
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Re: Need opinion: Muck Boot vs Alpha burly

Unread postby blackwolf » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:59 pm

A pair of each would work!!!
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Re: Need opinion: Muck Boot vs Alpha burly

Unread postby Dor » Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:23 am

Muck man myself....fit just like a shoe and are bit more flexible around the ankles. For me that is a good thing for others maybe not.
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Re: Need opinion: Muck Boot vs Alpha burly

Unread postby Dewey » Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:09 am

I have both and agree that the Muck boots are much more comfortable. A few things about the Alpha Burly's is that they offer a little more ankle support and they are a little taller if you want to walk in deeper water. This isn't much of a factor for me since I will wear hip boots anyways when hunting marshes.
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Re: Need opinion: Muck Boot vs Alpha burly

Unread postby PLB » Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:19 am

chadhaucke wrote:I have the alpha burly and love them. Been using LaCrosse for ever.

Me too! :D
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Re: Need opinion: Muck Boot vs Alpha burly

Unread postby NatureBoy » Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:13 am

If you go with the Alpha's be sure to get them now, well before season opens. They tend to come with a very strong rubber smell. Mine smelled like a new car tire and ended up replacing them with Mucks after unsuccessfully trying to remove the smell.
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Re: Need opinion: Muck Boot vs Alpha burly

Unread postby gjs4 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:08 pm

Think mucks outshine the burlys significantly; or at least for me experience with durability and comfort
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Re: Need opinion: Muck Boot vs Alpha burly

Unread postby badfaulkner » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:14 am

I've never had either but heard good things about both Mucks and Lacrosse.

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Re: Need opinion: Muck Boot vs Alpha burly

Unread postby MOBIGBUCKS » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:06 am

I've never had Muck boots, but heard they are excellent. I have some Burly's right now in OD green and they are a comfortable excellent boot. However, they do have a strong rubber smell when you buy them. I buy mine before turkey season and wear them quite a bit. The smell diminishes with use.
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Re: Need opinion: Muck Boot vs Alpha burly

Unread postby wmihunter » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:49 am

what about ground scent? does neoprene tend to hold more scent than rubber?? that is my deciding factor? i need some advice. I too am decidgin between fieldblazer muck boots and one of the alpha lacrosse boots. advice please
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Re: Need opinion: Muck Boot vs Alpha burly

Unread postby Uncle Lou » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:36 am

I have a pair of Mucks, have used them for everything for 3 years and still no leaks. I dont think they are very comfortable though, but I dont think anything from China is comfortable.
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Re: Need opinion: Muck Boot vs Alpha burly

Unread postby Stuart » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:39 am

I would like to try muck.


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