Q. I need a pair of good waterproof snow boots that don’t cost a fortune. Can you help, Gear Guy?
— Bootless Garrett, Ketchum, Idaho
A. I can indeed, Mr. Bootless. You know, I figure every guy should own a pair of good waterproof snow boots—unless, of course, you live somewhere like Miami. The good news is there are plenty of affordable options.
Although you can find all sorts of boots made with so-called “waterproof” leather or fabrics, for truly staying dry in all conditions I prefer tall rubber-style boots like the Kamik Hunter ($46; kamik.com). These are 14.5 inches tall with aggressive soles and removable insulated liners and an adjustable nylon collar at the top of the boot to keep out the snow and slush. Best of all, since they’re less than $50 you’ll have plenty of money left over for that new sled you’ve always wanted!