Le Chameau Leather-Lined Men's Chasseur

These waterproof hunting boots will serve you well from the sporting clays course to the field.

Details

  • Latex outer shell
  • Lined with full-grain leather
  • Full length zipper
  • Soft, aggressive tread
  • 17" tall, 17" around
  • Weigh 3 lbs. in size 10
  • Olive

SIZING

  • Men's sizes: 39(7), 41(8), 42(9), 43(10), 44(11), 46(12), 47(13). In D width.

Worn by European royalty and demanding gamekeepers alike. Made of natural latex, which is strong, durable, supple, and waterproof, these hunting and sporting clays boots are crafted by hand as they have been since 1927. Made in France.

Reviews

Le Chameau Leather-Lined Men's Chasseur is rated 4.7059 out of 5 by 51.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy them!!!!!! I'm not one who does reviews; however, these boots are worthy of five stars! I've hesitated in buying these boots numerous times. If you have done the same, buy them! They are very comfortable, true to size and keep your feet dry. We have had a very wet winter and I finally gave in and ordered them due to wet and cold feet while upland bird hunting. They are not just another pair of rubber boots. Buy them!!!!!!!
Date published: 2016-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Le Chameau Chasseur Boots Received my Le Chameau boots and put them to the test on a Pheasant hunt yesterday. Rainy and muddy conditions made for a real test. These had to be one of the most comfortable boots I have ever hunted in. I would highly recommend this boot. Well worth the expense.
Date published: 2015-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Boots Lovely, well made boots. However, They run quite large, even with a sock. I normally wear a size 10. Since they dont come in half sizes I went down to a 9 and it fit perfectly
Date published: 2015-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pricey, but worth it I love rubber boots but I can't walk comfortably with them all day, and my feet get too warm and sweaty. These boots allow me to walk all day, in wet conditions and my feet feel dry and not tired. The leather interior molds to your feet for ultimate comfort.
Date published: 2015-11-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I like a snug ankle fit Clearly nice boots but they do not fit tightly enough around the ankle for me. This causes a lot of heal lift which is uncomfortable.
Date published: 2015-08-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from greatly overrated Fit poor. Loose at ankle and with leather lining much too slippery to stay on in mud. Heavy, stiff, and heel design too high for all day wear. Over all a very disappointing product which was returned as your records should demonstrate.
Date published: 2015-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from vive la france I have been wearing this pair for three years now, four seasons a year, under appropriate conditions and only when the need called for. Sadly, they still look new. Yesterday morning, early, I pulled them on to shovel some deep drifts of powder that had arrived unexpectedly in the night, and carry in some firewood, but they have been equally serviceable in the warmer months, as well. My recommendations: use the spray all over the boot, including the zipper (i bought a larger canister while at Sandanona); and pair with the Invincible Boot Sock all year around. Bonne chasse!
Date published: 2015-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Boots I've used them in the rain/snow and they have been great! Easy on and off, also the leather lining keeps my feet from getting a clammy, as promised. Had a hard time justifying the price, but they are a quality boot and I'm sure I'll keep these for many years to come.
Date published: 2015-01-03
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Le Chameau Boots

by Paul Fersen Orvis writer and Alaska guide

Every once in a while we stumble across a piece of outdoor gear that performs beyond all our expectations and becomes an indispensable part of our lives. We can’t imagine being without it and upon its eventual demise, due to our now ingrained dependence, we replace it within the day. It’s become that important.

In this case it’s a boot—the Le Chameau Chasseur. Built in France since 1927, each pair is handmade by a single boot maker from start to finish and is easily the finest rubber Wellington-type boot made. They are standard issue for estate shooting in Europe and Great Britain, and there is good reason. These people can afford the finest the world has to offer and they choose Le Chameau.

I bought my first pair 10 years ago. I’d worn rubber boots all my life in some form or another for fishing, hunting, farming and country living in general. I’d seen friends wearing Chameaus, but couldn’t grasp paying the premium price for something I thought I’d wear out as fast as I went through regular rubber boots. I’d generally go through a pair every couple of years, but I was encouraged by a hunting companion to at least try on a pair. He’d had the same pair for more than 15 years. Most rubber boots are a chore to get on and off. I was struck by the ease of sliding my foot into the glove leather lining, not something you find in normal Wellingtons. The comfort was actually a bit startling and the normal instantaneous build up of rubber boot heat and sweat never occurred. I bought them and I’ve not regretted it since.

For eight years I wore those boots almost daily—hunting, fishing, even hiking in sloppy weather. They are that comfortable and the fit and support are that good. Unlike most rubber boots the sole is solid and the fit around the foot and ankle is as good as a leather boot. I wore them as boat boots in foul weather off the coast of Cape Cod; quail hunting, and turkey hunting almost every day of the season. I’ve stood calf deep in water for hours and remained perfectly dry, which is remarkable given the full-zip design. I wore them to work in snow, and tailgating at my son’s football and lacrosse games in torrential rains.

I wore them as camp boots and work boots in Alaska, hunted ptarmigan across miles of tundra. In every case the comfort of my feet, which when bad can ruin any outdoor experience, was taken for granted. My feet were always warm, dry and the traditional rubber boot clamminess non-existent even in warmer weather. Somehow the leather lining seems to regulate the temperature and the resulting comfort is remarkable. I can’t explain it. I just enjoy it.

At 6'5" and 270 lbs. I put a lot of stress on boots, far more than most. I wore these boots almost exclusively for eight years and living and working in Vermont, subjected them to conditions and abuse far beyond what would be considered remotely normal for an estate-style hunting boot. I think it’s safe to say that under normal conditions these boots would last for decades. They finally sprung a slight leak, when I was turkey hunting one morning crossing a creek and I felt the water seep in. I couldn’t bear to be without them, so that afternoon, I went out and bought pair number two, which I wore hunting the next morning. The first pair while no longer technically waterproof, are still as comfortable as ever and they now serve as work boots for cutting wood chores and I expect that with two pair, they might just last me the rest of my life.

When my son turned 21, I bought him a pair of Chameaus as a birthday present. I’m not sure there is a better testimonial to a boot than that. It is a memorable moment for a father and son and I wanted him to have something that I knew personally was the best of its kind and would last him for years. Seems a bit strange that a boot could fill that role, but to an outdoorsman, a great boot is a necessity and you never realize to what extent it can affect you.

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