I went back and forth on several boot options and thanks to the Gearheads, settled on this classic boot. I have spent two weekends out in the snow and rain in the Uintah Mountains in Utah. The first weekend was all slush and muck and this boot kept me bone dry sloshing through puddles and super wet snow. I was pleasantly surprised by the traction. Several of my buddies were slipping and sliding around and I was much more secure with my footing. The second weekend was chilly...temperatures were at 4 when we arrived the first evening. My feet were never even slightly cold. I wasn't near the -40 degree rating on these boots, but near zero, all was toasty warm. Very pleased with these boots.