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Reviewed: Berghaus Snow Boots

Skiing in The French Alps in January is always going to be a lot colder than skiing in March or April without that gorgeous spring sunshine.  This year as we’d be going in winter I wanted to make sure I was completely warm on the piste.  I packed for the cold with thermal undies and lots of layers to keep me toasty but I needed something extra for my feet.  I’ve got some great walking boots but they’re only ankle height and take ages to get on and off.  The time had come for a pair of waterproof snow boots.

Enter the boot of choice – Berghaus Women’s Jura AQ Insulated Waterproof Winter Boots

Waterproof Berghaus Snow Boots

Waterproof Snow Boots

I needed a longer, waterproof, boot that would keep my feet warm and dry.  It’s no fun balancing on one foot in a snowy car park while trying to get your après ski boot on so they needed to be easy to slip on and off and with good grip for icy conditions.  They also needed to have a bit of style and look good for après ski with jeans or leggings.  Those are my gorgeously soft, woolly socks peeping out the top…

The Spec

These boots come in a durable, water-resistant, nylon ripstop fabric with a waterproof lining to give complete water protection outdoors. They feature a warm insulation which keeps feet and legs warm when the temperature drops. A faux fur trim offers extra warmth and style to this cold weather boot which comes in black to match any outfit.

Berghaus Snow Boots

Berghaus have included in the design of this boot their patented OPTI STUD® technology which increases traction over rough terrain. This feature has been created through a floral pattern to add style and definition. The boot has a front lacing system which improves fit and comfort whilst a concealed zipper makes getting them on and off easy.

What’s to love?

Lots.  These comfortable boots kept my feet warm and dry and looked great too – the fluffy detail made me feel like a proper snow-bunny!  They were really easy to get on and off using the full-length zip at the side and the lacing at the front could be loosened to fit thick ski trousers or tightened for evenings when I was wearing leggings or jeans. The grippy sole provided great traction in the snow and they weren’t heavy to wear.  Even when I was knee-deep in snow the boot remained totally dry without letting any moisture soak into the fabric.

Berghaus Snow Boots

What’s not to love?

The boots come up a bit small so I went for one size bigger – especially as I knew I’d be wearing thick ski-socks with them.  Not a problem if you’re buying in-store and trying on but if purchasing on-line this could be an issue.

Overall I’m very pleased with these boots – they look great, they’re waterproof, warm and grip well in the snow.  They’re very well made so should last several ski seasons and will also be perfect for the cold weather in the UK, although if this rain carries on I’ll have webbed feet before long!

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Thursday 23rd of January 2014

Nice boots. I would like to buy them, in US we need them even more now.

Suzanne Courtney

Friday 24th of January 2014

Do you have snow? We've not had any in the UK this year so far...

Deirdre Magner

Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

They look snuggy! I need new ones - are they available in the US?

Suzanne Courtney

Thursday 23rd of January 2014

I think they're only available in the Uk. Try the link in the post but delivery may prove costly overseas :(


Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

It's great that they look so stylish and are waterproof too!

Suzanne Courtney

Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

And really warm and comfy!


Monday 20th of January 2014

Great review ... they look the business too. I have the same problem when I buy shoes, they fit okay in the shop ... and then when home, the stretch spray has to be used. Somebody told me we should always buy shoes in the mornings .... before our feet expand. So I try to do that now.

Suzanne Courtney

Tuesday 21st of January 2014

I've heard that too - our feet swell in the heat and after a long day on them.


Saturday 18th of January 2014

I am loving these boots! They would be awesome for wearing in the UK too. They would be perfect for wearing to work in wet or snowy (if we ever get any this winter!) conditions and I wouldn't have to take them off, unlike wellingtons. :)

Suzanne Courtney

Saturday 18th of January 2014

They'd be perfect for snowy weather in the UK - almost wishing we get some so I can wear them!

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